Turkey’s information and communication technologies (ICT) sector has become an essential part of the economy with exports surpassing USD 1 billion to the EU, MENA, Asian, and North American regions. If you conduct any type of business activity online, there are information technology and communication laws affecting you, whether you realize it or not. To learn more, contact an information technology and communication lawyer today. It would be faster, more efficient, and ultimately less expensive to use a specialist to help you with your advanced information technologies and communications.
Technology has revolutionised the way the modern world communicates. The legal and commercial implications are complex and rapidly-evolving – and impact upon every organisation. Informatics and communication industries are changing; the transformation is fast, bold and irreversible. Modern consumer and business life depends on telecoms networks and digital infrastructure, and the revolution offers your business an opportunity to rebuild your position, adjust your approach and innovate.
Cutting edge technologies
Executives, business owners, and founders are starting and growing new ventures in the most cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (including machine learning and deep learning), robotics, automated driving and transportation systems, human-computer interfaces, Big Data, the Internet of Things, inmplatables/ingestables/injectables, augmented and virtual reality, cryptocurrencies, other blockchain applications, and quantum computing. Executives want to develop their innovative products and services, go to market, and start bringing in revenue. One should not let the legal rules to be obstacles for business success.
Information Technology Lawyers
Information Technology Law is a transactional-based practice that addresses the issues that arise when companies develop, license, acquire, or sell information technology and computer-related products and services. Specifically, our lawyers in this field typically advise clients regarding intellectual property, licensing, software, hardware, technology transfer, outsourcing, e-commerce, procurement, consulting services, Internet, telecommunications, joint ventures, and strategic alliances, in each case across a broad spectrum of industries and technologies. Our Information Technology lawyers also counsel clients on regulatory issues involving information technology, such as export compliance, data security, and domestic and international privacy regulations, directives, and standards.
Clients typically are users and providers of information technology, ranging from start-up enterprises to large multinational corporations. Our lawyers work with in-house counsels and business units to structure, draft, and negotiate agreements to meet the client’s needs and appropriately address commercial risk. The agreements involve the development, commercialization, and exploitation of IT-based assets and services and are typically between users and providers of IT products and services.
For example, our lawyers in the Information Technology field help structure and negotiate license or purchase agreements for information technology or e-commerce resources a company needs to operate its business, both online and offline. These types of agreements can be software license agreements, software development agreements, software as a service (“Saas”) and cloud computing agreements, computer equipment purchase agreements, OEM agreements, and data and content acquisition licenses.
Third-party services agreements
Our Information Technology lawyers also help structure and negotiate third-party services agreements needed to run a company’s IT infrastructure and operations. Examples of these types of agreements are hosting agreements, hardware and software support and maintenance agreements, systems integration agreements, consulting services agreements, and outsourcing agreements for a number of internal IT functions, including data center management, applications development and maintenance, desktop and device support, server management, and telecommunications.
Additionally, our Information Technology lawyers often structure and negotiate transactions that involve the commercialization and exploitation of intellectual property. This can occur through joint ventures, strategic alliances, or the license or sale of intellectual property.
Our team is well-versed in the particularities and requirements of the telecoms sector and its legal framework and policy processes, and is familiar with a broad range of technologies, including wireless and satellite communication. Our professionals address all areas of telecommunications law and related areas, with a special emphasis on transactions, distribution, IT and legal issues concerning digital platforms, including difficult and novel competition and regulatory features and data protection. Our intellectual property lawyers have deep technical knowledge of telecommunications and internet technologies.
Working on behalf of governments, regulatory bodies and telecommunications operators, we have considerable knowledge in the area of telecommunications regulation, especially regarding access, interconnection, licensing, numbering, spectrum, tariffs and unfair commercial practices.
Companies are spending thousands and millions on legal compliance now in areas such as privacy and security compliance with new laws such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Turkish Data Protection Law. Very few lawyers know much about data privacy. And even fewer are well-versed in the technology, business processes, and professional standards of the information security field. How do you get legal help to stay out of trouble with government regulators while managing compliance efficiently and cost-effectively?
Our core areas include:
- Artificial intelligence
- Augmented reality and virtual reality
- Big data analytics
- Blockchain and distributed ledgers
- Cloud services
- Cyber and IT security
- Mobile payments and apps
- Open source and open data
- Software patentability
- Smart Networks and smart cities
Protecting your rights
Our IT and communication lawyers don’t just have the right legal know-how. We understand the technology and speak the language of the project teams, developers and engineers. You’ll always get practical, workable advice that’s sensitive to drivers such as budget, time constraints and business need. We’ll be in your corner to protect your rights and help you get what you want out of contracts and agreements.
We support our clients across all aspects of technology law including information technology, data management, intellectual property, e-commerce, privacy and telecommunications, as it relates to hardware, software and associated goods and services. Whichever sector you belong in, our specialist information technology and communication lawyers can give you sector specific advice tailored to your needs. Give our friendly team a call on +90 532 377 01 06 or get in touch online.