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Yusuf is an associate lawyer at ErsoyBilgehan, mainly focusing on privacy, data protection, e-commerce, telecommunication, and general corporate and commercial law. He acts for a range of clientele particularly in connection with data protection and privacy compliance, including governance and compliance programs, complex data processing arrangements, employee monitoring, cross-border data transfers, and data retention. His passion for and background in information technologies enable him to not only analyse the matters from a legal perspective but also provide advice based on technical understanding.
Yusuf is an LL.M. candidate at Bilgi University Information and Technology Law Institute, an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals where he currently acts as the Young Privacy Professional Leader for Turkey, and the founder of the Turkish data protection law initiative, “Kisiselverilerinkorunmasi.org”. In his leisure time, he plays and listens to guitar and reads Schopenhauer.
Ersoy Bilgehan is a Turkish law firm and consists of 2 senior partners, 3 partners, 18 lawyers and a strong backup team. The firm is based in Istanbul and operates through its correspondent lawyers in Ankara, Izmir, Mersin, Antalya, Rize and Bandirma. The firm also has an office in Cyprus.
Since its foundation, Ersoy Bilgehan has established a well-earned reputation for providing fast, high-quality services and practical and creative solutions to its clients. Teams of highly skilled and experienced multilingual lawyers who are attuned to the technical and cultural aspects of various business sectors represent clients both locally and internationally. The presence of a partner admitted to the English Bar (Middle Temple) and the Cypriot Bar contributes to the international capabilities of the firm.
Although ErsoyBilgehan is not allied or associated with a foreign law firm, it receives sizeable amounts of referral work from many leading international law firms. Our long lasting working relationship with these firms enables us to put together integrated teams of lawyers to handle cross-border and cross-disciplinary client matters effectively. Clients of the firm include international and domestic corporations of all sizes from a wide range of sectors including, amongst others, banking and finance, energy, construction, telecoms, real estate, shipping and transport, insurance, food and pharmaceuticals.
We have particular expertise especially in corporate and commercial law, competition and capital markets law, intellectual property law, labour law, environment law, real estate and dispute resolution, including complex commercial and administrative litigation and international arbitration. LEGAL 500 defines Ersoy Bilgehan in a recent edition as offering “a highly professional service of a standard appropriate for an international firm”.
With over 28 lawyers in our Istanbul and Cyprus offices and correspondent lawyers in several regions, we represent clients also in matters involving regulatory investigations and compliance with the EU legislation. The strong legal skills of our lawyers, our team work culture both among lawyers and with clients and our commitment to professional excellence and attention to detail are enhanced by an understanding of business realities.
At Ersoy Bilgehan, we offer significant value to our clients as a result of our commitment to combining the traditional legal services of a leading law firm with a modern approach to business, whose most compelling approach is to seek pragmatic and innovative solutions.