Our Team

Aslı Rabia Savaş, LL.M.

Aslı Rabia Savaş, LL.M.

Aslı Rabia Savaş, LL.M.

Associate

asli@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Aslı Rabia Savaş has been practicing law in various legal areas, mainly in the protection of personal data, corporate law, commercial law, contracts law, and project finance.

Aslı has worked in leading law firms of Turkey, most recently resuming her career at Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law.

Education

Aslı Rabia Savaş obtained her LL.B. degree from Ankara University and her LL.M. degree on European and International Law with a Data Law focus from Vrije Universiteit Brussel as a Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme awardee. She authored her dissertation on “The Right to be Forgotten: An Analysis from the Perspectives of Turkish and European Courts” (2020).

She obtained her Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) certificate issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in February 2022.

Memberships

  • Ankara Bar

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Project Finance

Ayberk Tuncer

Ayberk Tuncer

Ayberk Tuncer

Senior Associate

ayberk@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience      

Ayberk focuses on various areas of law, including data protection law, contracts law, corporate law, e-commerce law, commercial law, and consumer protection law.

Ayberk started his career in the corporate and commercial law department of a leading law firm in Istanbul. Afterward, he worked as a legal counsel at Denmark-based ISS Facility Services, and later as a legal counsel and data protection officer at Deloitte Turkey. Ayberk most recently joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as a senior associate.

Education

Ayberk graduated from Bahçelievler Adnan Menderes Anatolian High School and obtained his LL.B degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Law.

Memberships

  •  Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Corporate Law
  • E-commerce Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Consumer Protection Law

Bora Yazıcıoğlu, LL.M.

Bora Yazıcıoğlu, LL.M.

Bora Yazıcıoğlu, LL.M.

Managing Partner

bora@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

He started his career at Yarsuvat & Yarsuvat Law Firm, established by Prof. Dr. Duygun Yarsuvat. He then worked for SNR Denton as an associate and as a partner in Gokce Attorney Partnership. He founded Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law in 2016.

He has over 10 years of experience advising national and international clients on several aspects of business law and representing them before courts, arbitral tribunals and regulatory bodies. During his career he has advised Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Zurich Insurance, Cigna Insurance, Cadbury Schweppes, Mitsui Corporation, Commercial Bank of Kuwait, Drillmec Drilling Tecnologies, Bosch-Siemens (BHS), Sony PlayStation, Facebook, Gucci, Spotify, T-Systems, Esas Holding, Mavi Jeans, Pronet, Grupanya, Onedio and FIT Solutions.

He is listed as a leading individual in IT and Telecoms Law and a recommended lawyer in Media and Entertainment Law in The Legal 500. He is also listed as a Ranked Lawyer in Technology, Media Telecommunication (TMT) in Chambers and Partners.

The Legal 500 referred to him as “Yazicioglu has intensive experience in IT-related matters.” Chambers and Partners wrote “Bora Yazicioglu is widely admired for his expertise in IT issues, notably regulatory, data protection, outsourcing and e-commerce matters.”

Education

Bora Yazıcıoğlu is a graduate of Kadikoy Anatolian High School. He obtained his LL.B. degree from Istanbul Bilgi University (2005) and his LL.M. degree on European and International Business Law from Leiden University (2010). He studied on full scholarship in both universities.

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • Data Protection Association of Turkey (Founding member and manager)
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals 
  • International Technology Law Association
  • British Turkish Lawyers Association (membership secretary 2005-2008)

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection
  • Technology, Media Telecommunication
  • Commercial and Corporate Law

The Legal500 Testimonials

‘Bora Yazıcıoğlu is an highly qualified professional especially in GDPR, information technology law, and compliance’.       

‘Mr Yazicioglu helped us to change and improve some of our business processes including data collection, contracts, approval letters and other materials to comply with the law’.         

‘Bora Yazicioglu has an in depth expertise on TMT and he can provide to the point advice considering all aspects of the matter’.

Elif Gökcen Bay

Elif Gökcen Bay

Elif Gökcen Bay

Senior Associate

elif@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience          

Elif focuses on various areas of law including data protection law, e-commerce law, commercial law, consumer protection law, labour law and dispute resolution.

Elif worked for Dr. Levent Bıçakcı Law Firm, Özdilek Law Firm (Ali Osman Özdilek), Muhtaranlar Attorney Partnership and Kurt & Partners Law Firm then she joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as an associate.

Education

Elif is a graduate of Marmara University Law School and obtained her LLB degree from this university. She is a postgraduate student at Istanbul Bilgi University at Economics Law LLM programme. 

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Corporate/ M&A
  • Commercial Law and Contracts

Erdem Kılıçkaya

Erdem Kılıçkaya

Erdem Kılıçkaya

Associate

erdem@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience          

Erdem focuses on various areas of law including data protection law, e-commerce law, corporate law, contracts law, consumer protection law, intellectual property law and dispute resolution.

After completing his legal internship in leading law firms of Izmir and Istanbul, he joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as an associate.   

Education

Erdem is a graduate of Bahcelievler Anatolian High School. He has obtained his LL.B. degree from Istanbul University. Erdem studied at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland as part of the Erasmus Plus programme and also did his summer internship in Barcelona, Spain within the same exchange programme. He is proficient in English and German.

Membership

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, German

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts Law

Feyza Özanlı

Feyza Özanlı

Feyza Özanlı

Legal Intern

feyza@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Feyza Özanlı focuses on various areas of law, including data protection, corporate, e-commerce, consumer protection, and contracts law.

Feyza worked as a student intern in one of the leading law firms in Turkey. She proceeds with her career at Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law.

Education

Feyza has graduated from Istanbul Prof. Dr. Mümtaz Turhan Social Sciences High School with International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma. She received her bachelor's degree from the Istanbul University Faculty of Law with an honour degree. Feyza obtained the Certificate for US Law (CUSL) from the University of Cologne while pursuing her one-year Erasmus Learning Mobility. She was a member of the team for the 2022 Helsinki Information Law Moot Court, which represented Istanbul University. Her team was ranked 1st and awarded as the best team.

Memberships

  • İstanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, German

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection Law
  • Corporate Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contracts Law

 

Hüsnü Emre Öntekin

Hüsnü Emre Öntekin

Hüsnü Emre Öntekin

Associate

emre@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience      

Hüsnü Emre Öntekin focuses on various areas of law including data protection law, e-commerce law, commercial law, administrative law, criminal law and dispute resolution.

Emre, started his career as a trainee lawyer at Muhtaranlar Attorney Partnership and Marşan Erez Turan Attorney Partnership, then continued consulting and following litigation matters of clients and finally joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as an associate.

Education

Emre graduated Antalya Akdeniz Anatolian Highschool and obtained his LL.B degree from İstanbul University, Faculty of Law. He is a graduate student at Istanbul University at Private Law LL.M programme.

Memberships

  •  Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection Law
  • E-commerce Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law

Işıl Çelik, LL.M.

Işıl Çelik, LL.M.

Işıl Çelik, LL.M.

Associate

isil@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Işıl focuses on various areas of law including e-commerce law, personal data protection law, contracts law and consumer protection law.

Işıl started her career as a trainee lawyer at Gökçe Attorney Partnership, then continued to work at PwC Turkey (PwC Yönetim Danışmanlığı A.Ş.) as an inhouse lawyer, and finally joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as an associate.

Education

Işıl graduated from Istanbul University Law School with honour degree (2016) and also studied at Leiden University as a part of the Erasmus Plus programme for a semester (2015). She obtained her LL.M. degree from Istanbul University Institute of Social Sciences (2022) with her thesis on “Transfer of Personal Data Abroad in the Scope of Personal Data Protection Law Numbered 6698 and General Data Protection Regulation Numbered 2016/679”.

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, Korean

Areas of Practice

  • E-Commerce Law
  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Consumer Protection Law

İlayda İlksin Özcanlı

İlayda İlksin Özcanlı

İlayda İlksin Özcanlı

Associate

ilayda@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience    

İlayda focuses on various areas of law including data protection law, e-commerce law, commercial law, contracts law, consumer protection law, labour law and dispute resolution.

She completed her summer and legal internships in the precious law firms and continuing her career in Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law.

Education

İlayda has graduated from Yeditepe University Faculty of Law with honour degree.

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Kübra İslamoğlu Bayer, LL.M.

Kübra İslamoğlu Bayer, LL.M.

Kübra İslamoğlu Bayer

Senior Associate

kubra@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience    

Kübra practised as a legal counsel on various subjects of private law such as data protection law, contracts law, trademark law, construction law for national and international clients and represented her clients before courts and administrative organisations during her career of over 10 years.

She maintains her works at Data Protection Commission and Artificial Intelligence Study Group under IT Law Commission of Istanbul Bar Association, and she also works as general coordinator of KOIOS Data Protection Study Group.

Kübra joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as a Senior Associate in 2021 and she works on data protection, technology/media/telecom and commercial contracts.

Education

Kübra İslamoğlu Bayer, LL.M., obtained her LL.B. degree at Marmara University Faculty of Law (2009) and B.A. degree in Faculty of Economic and Political Sciences (2014). She obtained her LL.M. degree ranking first in class on Economy Law with her project on "Assessment of Processing of Personal Data obtained by Viewing Inspection carried out by Competition Authority regarding the Personal Data Protection Law nr. 6698". She has been a full scholarship master student since 2021 in Kadir Has University Department of Private Law.

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • IT Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Data Protection
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Consumers Protection Law
  • Dispute Resolution

Merve Betül Baltürk

Merve Betül Baltürk

Merve Betül Baltürk

Legal Intern

merve@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Merve Betül Baltürk focuses on various areas of law including contracts law, data protection law, consumer protection law, e-commerce law and intellectual property law.

Merve started her career as a summer intern in leading law firms of Ankara and joined Yazicioglu Attorneys at Law as a legal intern.

Education

Merve obtained her LL.B. degree from Bilkent University and was awarded a %50 scholarship.

Membership

Istanbul Bar Association

ELSA Ankara

Languages

Turkish, English

Areas of Practise

  • Contracts Law
  • Data Protection Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Ömer Faruk Topcu

Ömer Faruk Topcu

Ömer Faruk Topçu

Associate

omer@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Ömer focuses on various areas of law including IT and data protection law, corporate law, consumer protection law, commercial and contracts law.

He has started his career towards to develop in data protection law by working at RSK Data Protection and Consultancy Services Inc. Co. which is located in Istanbul. He has joined Yazıcıoglu Attorneys at Law in 2021 as an Associate.

Education

Ömer obtained his LL.B. degree from Kocaeli University, Faculty of Law.

Membership

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, Arabic

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection Law
  • Technology, Media Telecommunication
  • Commercial and Contracts Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Corporate Law

Sevgül Bıçakçı

Sevgül Bıçakçı

Sevgül Bıçakçı

Administrative Affairs Coordinator

sevgul@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience    

Sevgül Bıçakçı has worked in leading law firms of Turkey, most recently resuming her cereer at Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law.

Education

Sevgül is a graduate of Bursa Anatolian Hotel and Tourism Vocational High School. She has obtained her bachelor's degree from Akdeniz University, School of Tourism and Hotel Management.

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Simge Yüce, LL.M.

Simge Yüce, LL.M.

Simge Yüce

Associate

simge@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Simge Yüce has been practicing law in various legal areas, mainly in the protection of personal data, intellectual property law, corporate law, merger and acquisition, commercial law and contracts law.

Simge has worked in leading law firms of Turkey, most recently resuming her career at Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law.

Education

Simge Yüce obtained her LL.B. degree from İzmir University and her LL.M. degree on European and International Intellectual Property Law from Strasbourg University. She studied on full scholarship in both universities. She has completed her graduation project in respect of her LL.M. degree on “The Right to Be Forgotten in the context of French Case Law and EU Legislation” (2017).

She is currently an undergraduate student in the International Relations and Political Science department of İstanbul University.

Memberships

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, French

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Data Protection Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Contracts Law

Veysi Mert İnan

Veysi Mert İnan

Veysi Mert İnan

Associate

mert@yazicioglulegal.com

 

Experience      

Veysi Mert İnan focuses on various areas of law including data protection law, commercial law, consumer protection law, and dispute resolution.

Mert completed his legal internship in Ankara Bar Association and joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law as an associate.

Education

Mert graduated Ankara Atatürk Anatolin Highschool and obtained his LLB degree from Ankara University, Faculty of Law. He is a graduate student at Istanbul University at Private International Law LL.M programme. He is proficient in English, and beginner in German.

Memberships

  •  Ankara Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English, German

Areas of Practise

  • Data Protection Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Commercial and Corporate Law

Yağmur Yaren Özdabakoğlu

Yağmur Yaren Özdabakoğlu

Yağmur Yaren Özdabakoğlu

Legal Intern

yaren@yazicioglulegal.com

Experience

Yağmur Yaren Özdabakoğlu focuses on various areas of law including data protection, corporate, e-commerce, consumer protection, and contracts law.

Yaren completed her summer interships in leading law firms of Turkey, most recently resuming her career at Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law.

Education

Yaren obtained her LL.B. degree from Bilkent University Faculty of Law and graduated with high honours.

Membership

  • Istanbul Bar Association

Languages

  • Turkish, English

Areas of Practice

  • Data Protection Law
  • Corporate Law
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Contracts Law

Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Kurşat

Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Kurşat

Prof. Dr. Zekeriya Kurşat

Senior Counsel

Prof. Dr. Kurşat is a graduate of Istanbul University Law School (1999). He obtained his LL.M. degree (2002) his PhD (2007) from the same university. He became an assistant professor (2009), associate professor (2012) and professor (2017) also in the same university. 

Dr. Kurşat is as a professor at Istanbul University Faculty of Law. He has been lecturing in this university since 2000. His lectures include “Contracts Law”, “Property Law”, “Law of Persons”, “Law of Succession” and “Medical Law”. Furthermore he gives lectures to postgraduate and PhD. students on various subjects such as “Construction Agreements” “Lease Agreements” and “Expropriation Law”.  Dr.  Kurşat’s publications include four books and several articles.

Dr. Kurşat was a visiting scholar in Albert Ludwigs University, Germany for one year and American University Washington College of Law, the USA for another year.

Dr. Kurşat advises clients on contracts law, liability law, property law, consumer protection law and construction law. He works as a legal expert at certain courts on the same fields. He worked as a counsel for Gokce Attorney Partnership between 2011 and 2016; then he joined Yazıcıoğlu Attorneys at Law in 2016.

Dr. Kurşat also holds a position as an arbitrator of the Turkish Football Federation Dispute Resolution Board. He is currently the President of the Turkish Sailing Federation’s Disciplinary Board.