Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş
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Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş has been with the firm since 2007 and is now a managing associate. Her practice focuses on corporate and M&A, competition and technology, media and telecom (TMT).
Begüm has led several M&A projects and assisted local and foreign companies during the incorporation of joint-ventures. She has drafted and negotiated joint-venture and shareholder agreements, and share pledge and voting agreements and carried out due diligence reviews. She also drafted corporate restructuring, distributorship, purchase, retail and financing agreements.
She has significant experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. She advised and represented several multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies on their projects in Turkey and her experiences in these industries include license and asset transfers, corporate restructuring projects, negotiating distributorship agreements and termination of agreements.
Begüm focuses her TMT practice on data protection and she advises multinational companies and businesses operating in the pharmaceutical, medical device, retail and automotive sectors industry on compliance with the Turkish Law on the Protection of Personal Data.
2018 Legislative Predictions – Turkey
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Author, 16.01.2018
Regulation on Data Controllers Registry
Gün + Partners, Author, 09.01.2018
Update: Rules for Processing Health Data in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Author, 07.12.2017
Turkey: Draft Regulation on Data Controllers’ Registry
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 01.06.2017
Draft Regulation On Data Controllers’ Registry
Cloud Privacy Check, Author, 26.05.2017
IP in Business Transactions: Turkey Overview
Practical Law, Co-Author, 13.04.2017
Turkey – Data Transfers
DataGuidance - Guidance Notes, Co-Author, 20.02.2017
How to Tackle with Data Protection Compliance Projects in Turkey
IFLR1000 Newsletter, Author, 10.02.2017
Global News Roundup — 2017 Legislative Predictions, Turkey Chapter
IAPP - Privacy Tracker, Author, 09.01.2017
Progress on the Horizon, Turkey Chapter
The Oath, Co-Author, 10.01.2017
Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2017, Turkey Chapter
International Comparative Legal Guide, Co-Author, 30.09.2016
Turkey’s Court of Constitution Officially Recognizes Right to be Forgotten
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Co-Author, 12.10.2016
Are we making the most of our data? Managing IP TMT Forum London, Moderator, London, UK, May 19, 2016
Requirements of law for compliance in terms of Cloud Computing contracts, 2nd Cloud Computing Forum, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May, 2016
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Data Protection Committee
EuroCloud, Cloud Privacy Check
2007, International Commercial Law, Bournemouth University, UK LLM
2005, Faculty of Law, İstanbul University, İstanbul LL.B.
2001, Gemlik Celal Bayar Anadolu Lisesi, Bursa