Yasin Beceni

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Managing Partner

Yasin Beceni is the managing partner of BTS&Partners. He advises clients on a wide range of commercial transactions including outsourcing agreements and other procurement arrangements as well as advising generally on contentious, non-contentious and transactional information and communication technologies and intellectual property law issues including information security, investments, regulatory compliance, privacy- data protection, new products and services, digital media, payment services, e-commerce.

He also has significant experience on information society issues at a national and European Union level more than 20 years and advising on legal-regulatory risk analysis, product and services deployment and development in Turkish market, regulatory compliance and market entry strategy for large multinationals, engagement strategies with governmental, academic and non-governmental institutions. He advises clients in drafting and negotiating large infrastructure, project and services contracts, joint venture/company agreements as well as agreements relating to acquisition of significant stakes in telecom and tech companies. Mr. Yasin Beceni’s clients include various Fortune 500 companies, big tech companies, NGO’s, Turkish large business conglomerates, telecommunications companies, media companies, financial institutions, software and hardware suppliers and other large multinational companies.

Mr. Beceni is actively involved in conferences, trainings, congresses, publications,  seminars, councils, panels, legislative commissions, workshops, and strategy workgroups,  within his expertise areas. Mr. Beceni actively renders consultancy services to various leading NGOs and academic institutions in technology and legal related matters. Within his contributions to the efforts in relation to shape up the information society legal infrastructure in Turkey; he has been contributing in many regulatory/policy making initiations/efforts. In this regard he was elected as a member of Ministry of Justice E-Commerce  Draft Code Scientific Commission, Data Protection Draft Code Scientific Commission  and New Turkish Commercial Draft Code Scientific Commission. He is the chief legal advisor of TUBISAD (Turkish Informatics Industry Association) and executive-execution board member of TBV (Turkish Informatics Foundation). He is also a member of several national  and international prestigious NGO’s and elected the committee member of these  organizations such as; Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Information  Society, Information-Communication Technologies & Innovation Committee; ABFT  (American Business Forum in Turkey); Communication Committee of Turkish National  Commission for UNESCO.

Mr. Beceni is also a part-time lecturer at Istanbul Bilgi University and Sabancı University. He gives a course entitled Information and Communication Law Policies and Strategies in ICT Law LL.M. Program at Istanbul Bilgi University and gives a course entitled Legal Aspects of Data Driven Economy and Legal Ethics in Data Analytics Master Program at Sabancı University. He also contributes academic works around the world at the leading academic institutions  as a visiting lecturer.

Education

Marmara University, Faculty of Law, LL.B.

Bilgi University, Faculty of Law, Economics Law, LL.M.

Bar Admissions & Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association

Turkish Informatics Foundation

International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

International Bar Association – Technology Committee

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