The information technology and communications markets are becoming increasingly competitive and dynamic in light of rapid innovation, deregulation and globalisation. After the end of Turk Telekom’s monopoly in the telecommunications sector, there has been vast interest by some of the international service providers in entering the industry to take a share of the market. ErsoyBilgehan provides consultancy services to clients who are seeking wide-ranging advice on the regulatory requirements and related matters in connection with the telecommunication industry in Turkey.
Our lawyers advise local and international clients on issues arising in information technology and telecommunications as well as data protection. Our service includes advice on all aspects of information and communication technology, in particular the design and implementation of highly complex technology projects.
Suppliers and customers of technology services and products seek our advice on all legal issues relating to their operations. This includes the design, licensing and support of software, obtaining, operating and servicing hardware and developing distribution channels (e.g. ASP, VAR, OEM).
Our advice covers all regulatory and operative issues, in particular advising telecommunication companies in cases of network access, licence applications, interconnection and supply agreements. We also handle transactions such as purchase, sale of telecommunication companies and cooperation agreements.
Data protection law can affect all areas of business activity, whenever data is collected, processed and used. Our advice includes developing compliance programmes on a national or international basis, implementing data protection audits and designing direct marketing strategies. We also advise clients involved in disputes with data protection authorities.
Our main services in this area include:
- Advise on Regulatory Compliance and Transactional Matters
- Review and negotiation of Concession Agreements and other forms of licensing
- Advise on network connection / landing and cable laying projects
- Applications for permits from relevant authorities
- Corporate Financing
- Competition issues