SERTER ÖZTÜRK

Local Partner, Attorney At Law, CCNA, MSS, MCSE, MCT
Serter Öztürk is one of the senior local partners of Çukur & Yılmaz Law Firm and he leads Information & Communication Technologies and Data Protection, Privacy & Cyber Security Practice Groups in the firm.

For nearly 20 years, Serter Öztürk has been one of the most reputable and experienced TMT lawyers in Turkey with a particular focus on information and communication technologies sector and innovative and creative industries. He has undertaken key legal and management roles at life cycle of ICT industry in Turkey.

Beyond an experienced TMT lawyer, Serter is an ICT practitioner and systems expert understanding the industries at first hand. He practiced as an IT professional at several leading ICT institutions and corporates, including Microsoft (Partner Technical Account Manager), and trained several IT professionals and system experts for years.

Serter has been with Çukur & Yılmaz since 2014 and he leads highly recommended information and communication technologies and digital and data protection, privacy and cyber security practice Groups in the firm.

Skills and capabilities of Serter Öztürk have been recognized and honoured as “Game Changer” award by Finance Monthly Magazine in 2017.

At his information and communication technologies and digital practices, his capabilities cover all commercial and contractual, regulatory & governmental, corporate & M&A, aspects of the TMT business. Most of his practices include international aspects.

Serter is one of the top tier lawyers in Turkey at data protection, privacy and cyber security areas. Although Turkish Personal Data Protection Code has been enacted in 2017, Serter’s experiences and services to his international clients at this field have been constantly rendered ever since early 2000’s. Currently, He is one of the highly recommended go-to lawyers for all kind of data protection, privacy and cyber security law matters, compliance, regulatory & governmental issues as well as investigations and disputes at these areas. He regularly advises to landmark Turkish and international clientele at data matters.

Besides, Serter is passionate for advising to start-ups, emerging companies, innovators and entrepreneurs and therefore, he is an integral part of entrepreneurship ecosystem in Turkey for years. In this regard, he is an experienced team member at Çukur & Yılmaz’s start-up and emerging companies practice group.

Serter is a keynote speaker and lecturer at several Turkish and international events and organisations on TMT law and data protection & privacy.

Information and Communication Technologies and Digital

Data Protection, Privacy and Cyber Security

Compliance & Regulatory and Governmental

Intellectual Property

Commercial and International Trade

Start-up and Emerging Companies

Istanbul Institute, Crypto Currencies and Blockchain Program

Bahçeşehir University BAÜSEM, E-Commerce and Payment Systems Program

Information Technologies Association of Turkey, Management of Information Technology Agreements Program

Law Academy, Information Technologies Law Program

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Microsoft Sales Specialist (MSS)

Microsoft Systems Expert (MCSE)

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

Microsoft Systems Expert (MCSE)

Dokuz Eylül University, Law School, LL.B

Ankara Anatolian High School

Turkish and English