“Ben bir kayayım, bir kaya
Vadilerin açtığı dağ yollarında
Rüzgarlar, sert rüzgarlar, acı rüzgarlar
Yıpranmam ne yönden esseniz de
Yağmurları gelen geçen mevsimlerin
Eksilmem ne kadar yağsanız da”

“I’m a rock, a rock
On mountain roads carved by valleys
Winds, strong winds, bitter winds
I won’t erode no matter whence you blow
Rains of seasons that come and go
I won’t peter out no matter how much you pour”

Ceyhun Atıf Kansu (1919– 1978)

TURUNÇ’s technology practice is one of the leading practices in Turkey and covers, among other things, the following:

  • Representation of venture capital, corporate venture capital and private equity funds on their investments in start-ups as well as more mature technology companies
  • Representation of multinational technology companies in their acquisitions
  • Post-transaction integration advice
  • Ongoing advice to technology companies on all of their legal needs, such as licensing arrangements, distributor and reseller agreements, intellectual property protection and portfolio management, data privacy, and employee agreements including stock option plans
  • Dispute resolution (e.g., protection of trade secrets, patent litigation and employee disputes)

TURUNÇ formed its dedicated technology practice in the 1990s. Founding Partner Noyan Turunç was the only lawyer to speak and deliver a paper at the 1st Technology Congress of Turkey in 1998, organized by TÜBİTAK (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), TTGV (Technology Development Foundation of Turkey) and TÜSİAD (Turkish Industry & Business Association — Turkey’s most influential business association).

Continuing the tradition, practice co-head Kerem Turunç serves as a co-chair of the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Working Group of TÜSİAD.

Thanks to our early commitment to technology and the deep expertise we have built over the years, we have continuously worked on some of the largest and most interesting technology deals in the Turkish market.

We always keep up with and advise on technological developments, and have in the recent years developed a significant practice focused on new technologies such as crypto assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and Web3.


TURUNÇ Advises Gelecek Etki Fonu on its Investment in Mega Fortuna

23 Aug 2023
TURUNÇ has advised Gelecek Etki Fonu (Future Impact Fund) on its investment in Mega Fortuna, a developer and publisher of apps and games. APY Ventures also joined the round. Gelecek Etki Fonu is a Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund managed jointly by Tacirler Asset Management, a leading asset management company and Vestel Ventures, the...

New Publication: Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Venture Capital 2023

18 Aug 2023
TURUNÇ authored the Turkey chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through’s inaugural Venture Capital title. The contributing lawyers were Kerem Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel, Yasemin Erden, Naz Esen and Beste Yıldızili Ergül. The publication is a comparative guide of the legislation relating to venture capital investments in seven jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey, the jurisdictions covered by guide...

TURUNÇ Advises Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Hungri Games

15 Aug 2023
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Hungri Games, a gaming studio focused on mid-core and core games. Triple Dragon and Sebastien Borget, co-founder and COO of The Sandbox decentralized metaverse, are among the investors of Hungri Games. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on...