“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 Boğaziçi Ventures on its Investment in Perculus

18 Oct 2022
TURUNÇ has advised Boğaziçi Ventures on its investment in Perculus, a provider of various e-learning solutions. Boğaziçi Ventures is a leading Turkish Capital Markets Board-regulated venture capital fund focused primarily on fintech, health tech, retail tech and gaming. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Yasemin Erden, Beste Yıldızili Ergül and Selay Berfin Turgut. Please see...

Managing Partner Kerem Turunç Tops League Table

03 Sep 2022
According to data published by CEELMDirect, managing partner Kerem Turunç is one of the two most prolific dealmakers in Turkey, having worked on 36 reported deals since 2013, sharing the title with another law firm partner. You can access the full story on the website of CEE Legal Matters, a publication covering law firm news...

New Publication: Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Data Protection & Privacy 2023

22 Aug 2022
TURUNÇ authored the Turkey chapter of Lexology Getting the Deal Through’s Data Protection & Privacy (2023) title. The contributing lawyers were Esin Çamlıbel, Beste Yıldızili Ergül, Naz Esen and Canberk Taze. The publication is a comparative guide of the legislation relating to data protection and privacy in 33 jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey, the jurisdictions covered by...