BASEAK advises a wide range of participants in the technology ecosystem from emerging growth software and IT companies to multinational technology suppliers. Our lawyers deliver legal solutions to help achieve strategic objectives, minimize risk and deliver results that grow market share.
Our multidisciplinary team of lawyers specialize in corporate, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, licensing, privacy, intellectual property, capital markets, litigation, employment, real estate and regulatory in the technology sector.
Other areas of expertise include transactions involving, inter alia, agricultural technologies, energy, oil sands and resource recovery technologies.
Our technology practice also encompasses:
- Information technology (IT)
- Life sciences and health care
July 23, 2019
October 21, 2016
Recently the Turkish Data Protection Board (“Board”) has issued a number of decisions, many of which particularly interest businesses and legal practices. In this article, you may kindly find our evaluations of Board decisions regarding the protection and maintaining of personal data, the necessity of a legitimate reason for data processing, and the principle of relevance and proportionality. Read more
October 14, 2016
The past year staged many developments in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) in Turkey. Long-awaited personal data protection law was enacted and new regulations were adopted for the rapidly growing e-commerce market. In addition to those developments, a significant progress has been achieved through a transition to a new generation mobile communication technology, named as 4.5G. This transition has not only accelerated the data transmission speed but also increased the consolidation in the telecommunications market. In addition to these developments, positive signals have emerged in digital TV broadcasting market and in electronic payments sector. Read more
The European Commission started a sector inquiry into e-commerce on 6 May 2015 as a part of its Digital Single Market Strategy. On 15 September 2016 the Commission published a Preliminary Report (Report) which provides initial findings of the sector inquiry. During the launch of the Report, the EU Competition Commissionaire Margarethe Vestager mentioned the freedom of online sales strategies of the companies, and she emphasized the role of competition authorities to check whether those practices comply with competition laws. She also stated that companies should read the report when reviewing their distribution contracts. Read more
News and Events
Recent Press Releases
March 20, 2019
February 9, 2018
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Turkey Chapter and Turkish Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) host event on digital economies and government role, which will be held in Istanbul on March 27, with the participation of BASEAK partner Şahin Ardıyok, BASEAK off-counsel Emin Köksal and Dentons Germany partner René Grafunder. Read more
July 13, 2017
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (“BASEAK”) advised on the Turkish law aspects of Silknet’s, Georgia’s largest fixed-line telecommunications company, acquisition of Geocell, the second-largest mobile operator in the country. The value of the acquisition was US$153 million. Read more
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership (“BASEAK”) and Dentons advised three groups of shareholders on Delivery Hero AG’s US$1.1 billion initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The offering is reported to be Germany’s biggest technology listing in the last three years. Read more