Begüm Yavuzdoğan Okumuş
+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
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.
Amendments to the Law No: 5651 Concerning Social Media
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 11.08.2020
“New Normal” After COVID-19 - Immunity Certificates
Dünya Gazetesi, Author, 11.06.2020
Judicial Remedy Against Decisions Issued by Turkish Data Protection Board
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 13.05.2020
COVID-19 and Personal Data Protection
Itechlaw - Open Forum, Co-Author, 26.03.2020
Processing of Personal Data in COVID-19 Outbreak
Gün + Partners, Author, 18.03.2020
Amendment on Commercial Communication Regulation in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Author, 17.01.2020
Latest Development on Data Localization Requirements in Turkey
Gün + Partners, Author, 16.12.2019
IP in Business Transactions 2019 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 09.09.2019
Data Protection in Life Sciences Industry of Turkey
BIOLEGIS, Author, 09.09.2019
Turkey’s BTK Imposes Data Localization Requirements on E-SIM Technologies
IAPP – Privacy Tracker, Author, 20.05.2019
Corporate Governance in Turkey
Legal500 – The In-House Lawyer, Co-Author, 04.03.2019
Privacy Issues in M&A Transactions in Turkey
Practical Law, Author, 16.01.2019
2019 Legislative Predictions for Turkey
IAPP – Privacy Tracker, Author, 08.01.2019
Board Decisions on the Obligation to Register to the Data Controllers Registry
Gün + Partners, Author, 11.09.2018
In-vehicle emergency call systems in Turkey
IAPP-Privacy Tracker, Author, 18.06.2018
Progress on the Horizon, Turkey Chapter
The Oath, Author, 10.01.2017
Turkey’s Court of Constitution Officially Recognizes Right to be Forgotten
IAPP Privacy Tracker, Author, 12.10.2016
Obligation of Notification of Personal Data Violations to Turkish DPA
Cloud Privacy Check, Author, 16.09.2019
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