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
October 21, 2016
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
June 23, 2016
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
The volume of analyses in the literature concerning the prevention of margin squeeze, which resides in the intersection point of competition law and regulations, has been increasing. Read more
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February 9, 2018
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
October 21, 2016
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
Balcıoğlu Selçuk Akman Keki Attorney Partnership ("BASEAK"), held “Protection of Personal Data Seminar” on 12 October 2016 in Istanbul, in association with Biznet Bilişim and Gemalto, leading IT companies specializing in the cyber-security area. The Seminar aimed to describe the potential reflections of the Data Protection Act, which became fully effective in the previous weeks in Turkey. Despite the Data Protection Act becoming effective on April 7, 2016, certain provisions of the Law were on a transition period in order to ensure proper compliance with rules and standards newly set by the Law. Read more