Information Technologies and Telecommunications

The Turkish government aims to complete its conversion into an information society by 2023 and is targeting the local information and communication technologies market to be worth US$160 billion annually by 2023, as well as other targets which include:

– reaching 30 million broadband subscribers,
– supplying 50 percent of the ICT sector with domestic products and services,
– reaching 8 percent of GDP as the ICT sector’s share,
– becoming one of the top 10 countries in e-transformation,
– providing all public services electronically by 2019,
– having 80 percent of the population computer literate.

The government is considering and implementing initiatives to support and encourage the market to reach these targets. These initiatives include reviewing tax obstacles, streamlining processes, and enhancing infrastructure in order to encourage investment as well as predictability.

This growth carries an associated increase in transactions and investments, both within Turkey as well as extending beyond its international borders. Whatever a client’s needs, our firm offers clear, quality and concentrated legal advice to suit the situation in this rapidly developing and expanding market. We have extensive experience assisting and advising clients with all legal aspects of information technologies and telecommunications. Our firm understands the economic and legal landscape and frequently acts for clients in this innovative and dynamic sector. We respond quickly to changes in these sectors to ensure our clients are protected and can make the most of the developments.

Our firm has both local and international experience in every segment of information technologies and telecommunications. We work closely with clients of all sizes and at all stages of development, providing understandable strategic guidance in the creation, acquisition, transfer, use and protection of technology. Our approach is tailored to meet each client’s unique needs. We work with clients to develop approaches and strategies appropriate to the unique situation, transactional requirements as well as business processes and objectives.

We work closely with our clients on strategy and planning to ensure technology transactions are efficient, run smoothly and above all, are in our client’s best commercial interests. Our team has the knowledge and experience to help our clients to structure, negotiate and document a wide variety of transactions in the technology and telecommunications sectors. Our advice is based on a clear understanding of the business drivers for information technology and telecommunications. It looks beyond Turkey as well as towards the future in order to support and protect our clients in these innovative and dynamic sectors.

Moroğlu Arseven conducts detailed due diligence investigations to support our clients’ commercial success during transactions. We focus particularly on IP and IT issues, supported by our solid intellectual property team. Our industry knowledge and experience mean we can actively work to minimize risk exposure for our clients. We do this by focusing on key technology and telecommunications risk areas, building solid representations and warranties, as well as ensuring the transaction’s structure is appropriate. Our experience with innovative technology and telecommunications clients means we can often provide insight into risk exposure early in the due diligence process.

We have experience in all technology transactions critical to the operation and success of our clients’ businesses. This includes among others, technology transfer agreements, license agreements, strategic alliances, corporate partnerships, distribution, supply and OEM agreements, complex commercial transactions, cooperative development arrangements as well as outsourcing agreements. We understand local as well as international business practice and industry norms in the information technologies and telecommunications sectors. This allows us to provide responsive advice as well as encourage the best possible transactional outcomes for our clients. However, we recognize the technology sector often demands innovative approaches. Our expert team frequently works with clients to develop and execute new legal approaches in transactions.