Information and Technology Law

E-Commerce Law

E-Commerce is becoming more widespread as retail stores enter this sector and the number of sales realized in Turkey through E-Commerce is growing each year. Various business models are being created within this context. Having been involved in this sector since its inception and having closely followed all the developments, Gemicioğlu Law Firm can offer E-Commerce Law services that will meet all the legal needs of companies doing business in this sector.

Within this context, we provide services such as establishing legal procedures for the conduct of business, creating permission marketing procedures within the scope of the Law no 6563 on the Regulation of Electronic Commerce and carrying out data analysis according to the company’s preferences, determining the responsibilities of content and hosting service providers in line with the Law no 5651 on the Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by means of these Publications, providing consulting on ETBIS (Electronic Commerce Information System), E-Invoices, E-Archives, and any cyber crimes that may become an issue as a result of the company’s activities.

Internet Law and Social Media Law

Even though the internet and social media are fundamentally platforms based on the freedom of expression, they can also serve as a medium for brand infringement, violation of personal rights and fraud. On the other hand, social media is a means for a wide variety of marketing and promotional activities, different websites and applications are capable of interacting with each other to create a large variety of commercial structures. Gemicioğlu Law Firm provides consultancy services to ensure that these commercial structures are established in compliance with legislation as well as following up on behalf of its clients on legal processes pertaining to violations of rights.

Telecommunications Law

Gemicioğlu Law Firm has served the leading GSM company as well as the leading infrastructure companies of the Telecommunications sector for many years. Within this context, we follow all the developments concerning this sector as well as the regulations issued by the Information Technologies and Communications Authority to ensure the most effective implementation of such regulations to the sector. We also provide legal services regarding the legal actions that must be taken in relation to breaches of competition law identified and penalties issued by the Competition Authority with regard to actors in the telecommunication sector, objections and complaints that can be filed through administrative or civil courts regarding breaches of competition law identified and penalties issued against players in the sector by the telecommunications authority, carrying out the necessary actions with regard to the civil and administrative processes relating to the protection of consumers, preparation of any kind of regulation and contract pertaining to the sector, carrying out and following up on transactions such as mergers and acquisitions of firms in the sector, making the necessary contributions and interventions to the sector’s benefit to any regulations as may be enacted by the administration and relevant authorities as well as any other issues that are directly or indirectly related to the telecommunications sector.

Payment Systems Law

Gemicioğlu Law Firm offers consultancy services to payment institutions within the scope of the Law on Payment and Security Settlement Systems, Payment Services and Electronic Money Institutions, relevant Regulations, Communiques, MASAK (Financial Crimes Investigation Board) legislation, BDDK (Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency) legislation, and Master Card and Visa rules. We also offer compliance audits to ensure these payment institutions are in compliance with legislation.

Entry of New Technologies and Products into
the Turkish Market

Developments and advancements in technology constantly bring new applications and new technologies into the Turkish market. Gemicioğlu Law Firm conveys the current state of such new technologies in Turkey to companies and offers consultancy on the legal infrastructure companies are required to establish based on the existing legal situation. We also offer consultancy on efforts to draft legislation for these procedures.

Cyber Crimes

With advances in technology, the crime rate in technology is increasing while growing progressively more varied. Gemicioğlu Law Firm offers expert services with regard to crimes falling with the scope of the Law no 5651 on the Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed by means of these Publications as well as the IT Crimes regulated under the Turkish Criminal Code no 5237, including following up on investigations being conducted by the Prosecution and Criminal Proceedings.

R&D Law

Gemicioğlu Law Firm offers legal consultancy services to companies doing business in the constantly developing and improving R&D sector by monitoring the most recent developments and within the scope of the Law no 5746 on Supporting Research, Development and Design Activities, the Free Trade Zones Law no 3218 and the Technological Development Zones Law no 4691 and other relevant legislation. Within this context, every development in the R&D sector is monitored to offer specific legal solutions tailored to the
specialization areas of R&D firms. We also provide services such as following up on exemptions and exceptions under the scope of R&D activities, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights in R&D activities, following up on registration filings, following up on and finalizing infringements by means of the internet.