ENTERTAINMENT & MEDIA
BTS & Partners advises clients of the entertainment sector, such as online gaming and online betting companies, film, TV and music producers, broadcasters, radio stations, about drafting and assessing their respected agreements (such as licensing agreements, software agreements, actors agreements, advertising agreements, cable, satellite and IP broadcasting agreements etc). BTS & Partners holds solid experience in representing clients from the entertainment sector for any type of IPR disputes.
Tuğrul Sevim (LL.M.)
Partner - Attorney at Law
Tugrul specializes in complex IT and telecommunication contracts (development, licensing, integration, outsourcing), electronic commerce and internet legal issues, privacy law and complex IT litigation (Expert proceedings, alternative dispute resolution)
Tuğrul Sevim is one of the founding partners of BTS&Partners.
He assists clients in the management of their Intellectual Property portfolios and establishment of their market strategies on complex ICT projects and in negotiating and drafting complex IT contracts with strong Intellectual Property and regulatory content. Mr. Tugrul Sevim's client include consultancy management, technology services and outsourcing companies, telecommunication companies, software and hardware suppliers, fintech companies.
Tuğrul also has a strong capability in data privacy. advises businesses on how to strategically manage their privacy, security, electronic workplace, and e-business legal risks both domestically and globally. He has assisted a wide range of business in a variety of industries by developing a privacy strategy that yields practical solutions in a rapidly evolving area and that weighs costs and benefits in a light of a company's risk profile and culture. In this regard, he:
He graduated from Marmara University Law Faculty in 2003 and is admitted to Istanbul Bar Association since 2004. He completed his LL.M at Istanbul Bilgi University on Economics Law and he still continues his Ph.D. studies at Yeditepe University on Private Law. Mr. Tugrul Sevim is also a part-time lecturer at Bilgi University Economy Law Master Program. Currently he gives a lecture on information security law.
He provides services in Turkish; English and French.
Professional and Association Memberships
İstanbul Bilgi University Information Technology Law Center / Academic Consultant;
Turkish Standards Institute JTC1 SC27 Committee Member;
Turkish Telecommunication Authority National Electric Signature Coordination Committee Law Working Group / Reporter;
Turkish Revenue Administration Electronic Invoice Working Group/ Member;
Ministry of Trade and Industry Turkish Commercial Code Secondary Legislation Preparation Committee / Member
Selin Beceni (LL.M.)
Partner - Attorney at Law
Selin specializes in mergers and acquisitions as well as in corporate law, public procurement law, property law and employment law.
Selin is the lead partner in our Corporate Group, based in İstanbul.
She has over 15 years of experience covering the whole range of corporate and M&A work, including the incorporation of foreign-capitalized companies, conducting share sale transactions, asset sales, joint ventures, investment agreements and resolving shareholders' conflicts. She is also experienced in public procurement law, employment law and property law.
In recent years, Selin was involved in various mid-level private M&A deals and also represented clients bidding for major public tenders. She also advised one of the most prestigious venture capital funds of Turkey for its investments to various portfolio companies in ICT sector.
Selin's clients include top international players in various industries such as ICT, medical appliances, transportation, oil and gas, real estate and steel.
Selin is skilled in understanding and evaluating the business needs of the client in order to fit such needs within the legal transaction. She is a good team player and time and quality sensitive in terms of the content of the deliveries to her clients.
She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Ankara University in 1999 and has been a member of the Ankara Bar since 2000 and transferred her registration to Istanbul Bar in 2006. She is an active member of the International Bar Association and Women Presidents Organization-Turkey Chapter.
Selin works in Turkish and English.
Yücel Hamzaoğlu (LL.M.)
Director - Attorney at Law
Yücel regularly advises clients in all aspects of intellectual property, data privacy, internet and technology related matters.
Yücel is a director at Bts&Partners.
His practice mainly focuses on technology, telecommunication, digital media, and entertainment industries. He advises clients on the areas of information technology, intellectual property, data protection, privacy, electronic commerce, and online businesses. He also counsels clients regarding: legal risk analysis, regulatory compliance, product and services development, and drafting contracts covering commercial and legal issues.
He has represented clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational corporations as well as private equity and venture capital firms. He has vast experience on structuring and executing a wide spectrum of transactions from business modeling to investment and buyout. He has substantial knowledge on multifaceted issues involving cross-border data transfer, implementation of cloud computing services, legal compliance of technological services, technology commercialization, electronic payment, copyright, outsourcing, and licensing.
His deep involvement with his client’s businesses has given him valuable insight into reconciliation of business models and legal structures. He is well-known for his skill in finding creative legal solutions on a wide range of issues in the technology and intellectual property domains.
He has authored and co-authored several articles on intellectual property matters. He is a frequent speaker on technology law, intellectual property, and privacy for both public and private audiences. He has several years’ experience lecturing on technology law, data privacy, and electronic commerce. He is regularly and enthusiastically involved in academia to deepen his understanding of social and legal philosophy.
Yücel is a member of ABA (American Bar Association), BBA (Boston Bar Association), IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), and ITECHLAW (International Technology Law Association).
Yücel studied law at Istanbul University, Faculty of Law and received his law degree with honors. He obtained a Master of Laws degree in Business Law from Istanbul Bilgi University. He is currently pursuing a second Master of Law degree in American Law at Boston University.
He is admitted to İstanbul Bar Association and Union of Turkish Bars.
He practices law in Turkish and English.
Senior Associate - Attorney at Law
Zeynep specializes in mergers and acquisitions as well as in corporate law, investments and employment law.
Zeynep is the senior associate of our Corporate Group, based in İstanbul.
She has 8 years of experience covering corporate and transactional works, with a focus on foreign direct investments, NGOs, venture capital and private equity funds as well as the entrepreneurs. She has leaded the incorporation of Turkish entities for several prestigious global and local NGOs, as well as for venture capital funds, which she still advises regularly.
She advises her clients on structuring, executing and closing their transactions contemplated with respect to the Turkish market; provides daily preventative maintenance and counseling services to both local and global clients, with regards to their operations within Turkish jurisdiction; determines the legal risks and generates optimized solutions to the legal challenges.
She has experience in working with both local and multinational companies and provides clients legal advice and memoranda on topics, including corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions and business law.
Zeynep also has serious experience in Employment Law, where she provides legal services to her international clients regarding all aspects of employment law, from the day, the clients decide to expand their business to Turkey, via supporting them with the recruitment of new local and foreign individuals, by means of localizing their global employment contracts, adopting employment policies and working standards in compliance with local laws and providing guidance for any immigration and working visa related issues. Her employment law practive contains advising on the treatment of employees involved in M&A transactions.
Zeynep's clients include top international players in various industries such as ICT, medical appliances, transportation, oil and gas, real estate and steel.
She graduated from the Koç University Law School in 2007 and has been a member of İstanbul Bar since 2008.
Zeynep works in Turkish and English.
Associate - Attorney at Law
Kübra offers consultancy in IT, commercial & employment law and she is also an appreciated litigator specialized mostly on consumer and fraud cases.
Kübra works as an associate in BTS & Partners and she is one of the contact persons of the office for litigation.
Since 2012, she has been advising local and multinational clients in IPR contract negotiation support, eCommerce, Telecommunications, Contract Law, Employment Law and Consumer Law. However, she mainly presents litigation services in civil cases and criminal cases related to cyber crimes.
Kübra is specialized in consumer disputes and litigation and mediation and also advises clients on commercial transactions and conducting negotiations.
Her litigation experience covers a significant number of cases, in which she has represented clients before common courts, criminal courts, during mediations and in informal settlement talks.
Kübra has participated in conferences, seminars on ICT and Contract Law, government promotion regarding ICT sector especially.
She has joined Istanbul Bar Association and Union of Turkish Bars in 2012.
Kübra studied law at the School of Law of the Koç University and graduated from Koç High School in 2006. Kübra recently studies Business Information Systems master in Boğaziçi University.
She works in Turkish and English.
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