Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş

Managing Associate


+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
begum.yavuzdogan@gun.av.tr



Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

Languages:
English, Turkish

Expertise

    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.

Speaking Engagements

    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

Associations

    International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

    International Technology Law Association (ITECHLAW), Data Protection Committee

    EuroCloud, Cloud Privacy Check

Education

    2007, International Commercial Law, Bournemouth University, UK LLM

    2005, Faculty of Law, İstanbul University, İstanbul LL.B.

    2001, Gemlik Celal Bayar Anadolu Lisesi, Bursa