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Yunus Emre Berk

Yunus Emre Berk
Counsel
eberk@akol.av.tr
+90 212 264 6000

Yunus Emre Berk is an international legal advisor and qualified lawyer advising clients with over 15 years of experience. He is well known for his vast expertise on digital payment services, data protection, information and communication technologies and e-commerce.

Yunus Emre advises numerous local and international companies from various sectors in their digital transition and transformation processes. He has vast expertise in international contract drafting, reviewing and negotiations as well as strong experience in Data Protection & Privacy, marketing, consumer/brand protection, general commercial law experience on ICT, Telecoms, FMCG and banking and finance sectors. 

Yunus Emre has been involved and is still involved in the legislative processes of Data Protection, E-Commerce and Consumer laws.  He is an active member of related working groups in the Ministries. He is experienced in International Contracts, Investment Projects, Cross-border Litigation, IPR, IT & Telecoms, Data Protection & Privacy, Internet, E-Commerce, Marketing & Advertising Law, Consumer Protection, Digital Risk Management & Fraud, Payment Systems, and BDDK (BRSA) Regulations related with e-Commerce and Governmental Affairs.

Yunus Emre currently works as Of Counsel exclusively with our firm. Prior to joining our team, Yunus Emre was legal counsel of Doğuş Holding, mainly responsible for the legal matters regarding the internet and e-commerce investments of the company. He led the establishment process of n11.com, which is the leading e-commerce platform of Turkey. Before his in-house experience, he was working in London for 3 years as foreign counsel in international law firms. He was also the sole local legal advisor of Paypal, before their operation was suspended in Turkey. He represented various international clients from payment services, e-commerce and telecoms sectors, in their Turkish market penetration and investment projects.

Practice Areas
• Intellectual Property & Data Protection
• Corporate Commercial

Sectors
• Internet, Digital Media & E-Commerce
Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Bars and Courts
Istanbul Bar Association, 2001

Education
LL.M., University of London, Queen Mary, School of Law, 2012

LL.B., Marmara University, School of Law, 1999

Languages
English, Turkish

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