“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)

Well ahead of the curve, 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, as well as artificial intelligence.


New Publication: Lexology Panoramic – Venture Capital 2024

15 Apr 2024
TURUNÇ authored the Turkish chapter of Lexology Panoramic’s Venture Capital 2024 title. The contributing lawyers were Kerem Turunç, Esin Çamlıbel, Yasemin Erden, Naz Esen and Beste Yıldızili Ergül. The publication, previously known as Getting the Deal Through, is a comparative guide of the legislation relating to venture capital investments in 11 jurisdictions. In addition to Turkey,...

TURUNÇ Advises Wellbees on its Bridge Financing Round

03 Apr 2024
TURUNÇ has advised Wellbees, a Turkish-U.S. corporate well-being platform with an international customer base, on its bridge financing round led by Sabancı Ventures. 212, Enocta and angel investors also participated in the round. The TURUNÇ team included Kerem Turunç, Beste Yıldızili Ergül and Canberk Taze. Please see here for more information (in Turkish).

TURUNÇ and Kerem Turunç Top Q1 2024 League Tables

02 Apr 2024
According to data published by CEELMDirect, TURUNÇ worked on more reported client matters than any other Turkish firm in the first quarter of 2024, and managing partner Kerem Turunç worked on more reported client matters than any other lawyer in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region in the same period. Two other Firm partners,...