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 Ekrem Batuhan focuses on technology related matters, public policy, regulatory compliance as well as commercial transactions. He supports clients with transactions and regulatory compliance matters in several fields including e-commerce, internet law, FinTech, emerging technologies, cryptocurrencies, privacy/data protection, cybersecurity, compliance, telecommunications, and competition law.

Ekrem Batuhan has experience in helping clients to understand and navigate regulated areas such as banking and finance technologies, telecommunications, health technologies and e-commerce.  He also supports the establishment of market strategies on complex ICT projects, and the drafting and negotiation of complex IT contracts, including outsourcing, licensing, procurement and service agreements.

He participates in data protection compliance projects and helps clients to understand the legal framework of data protection regime in Turkey, including monitoring employees and making international data transfers, along with compiling data inventories, developing data security and audit mechanisms. He also supports clients to develop data storage, retention, amendment and destruction mechanisms in additition to handling data subject requests.

Ekrem Batuhan also has experience in competition law related matters including merger control, government investigations and negative clearance proceedings. He works in competition law issues including Turkish Competition Authority investigations, establishing defence strategies, helping the communications with Turkish Competition Authority, drafting merger filings and participates in compliance projects.

He also assists to prepare and revise commercial agreements for clients, including a full range of day-to-day commercial contracts relevant to technology and privacy matters. He researches and drafts memoranda for clients, helping them understand and navigate Turkish regulatory compliance issues, obligations or restrictions.

ADMISSIONS

  • Istanbul Bar Association (2019)

EDUCATION

  • LL.M. Private Law, Galatasaray University, Faculty of Law (2022)
  • LL.B. Law, Istanbul University, Faculty of Law (2018)
  • Erasmus Student Exchange Program, Jagiellonian University, School of Law (2017)

LANGUAGES

  • Turkish
  • English
  • French

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Youth Exchange and Study Alumni Association
  • AFS Alumni Association