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. She holds Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Board Decisions on the Obligation to Register to the Data Controllers Registry
Gün + Partners, Author, 11.09.2018
Data Transfers in Turkey
DataGuidance, Author, 25.06.2018
In-vehicle emergency call systems in Turkey
IAPP-Privacy Tracker, Author, 18.06.2018
IP in Business Transactions 2018 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 24.05.2018
2018 Legislative Predictions – Turkey
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Author, 16.01.2018
Update: Rules for Processing Health Data in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Author, 07.12.2017
Turkey – Data Transfers
DataGuidance - Guidance Notes, Co-Author, 20.02.2017
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
Turkey’s Court of Constitution Officially Recognizes Right to be Forgotten
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Co-Author, 12.10.2016
Processing Personal Health Data in Life Science under the GDPR and Turkish Law on Protection of Personal Data, Biolegis Meeting 2018, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, September 13-14, 2018.
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