Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş

Managing Associate

+ 90 (212) 354 00 24

Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

English, Turkish


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.


Speaking Engagements

Current Developments in the Light of the Final Board Decisions, IAPP KnowledgeNet Istanbul Chapter Webinar, Moderator, 22.05.2020

Current Developments in the Light of the Final Board Decisions, Gün + Partners Webinar, Moderator, 21.05.2020

Current Developments on Data Protection within the Scope of COVID-19, Gün + Partners Webinar, Moderator, 22.04.2020

Data Protection, IAPP - Conversations on Data Protection, Speaker, Istanbul, Turkey, 16.10.2019.

Data Protection, Facebook – Turkey, Tech and Policy Meeting, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May 16, 2019.

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), KnowledgeNet Co-chair
  • 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