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Dila Şen

Dila Şen

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Dila ŞEN studied at Yeditepe University Faculty of Law with a full scholarship and spent one semester at Utrecht University as an exchange student. She successfully completed her compulsory internship in Turkey and obtained her Attorney License from the Turkish Bar Association in 2012. She graduated from the European Master in Law and Economics Programme and she was awarded three LL.M. degrees from Bologna University, Ghent University, and Haifa University respectively. She is also a sworn translator from Turkish to English and vice versa. Furthermore, she has a Law and Economics Certificate from Galatasaray University and Elements of AI Certificate from Helsinki University. Her academic interests include her master studies that were behavioural law and economics and she is passionate about cybersecurity, data protection, cybercrime and AI. Lastly, she is a senior at İstanbul University, Department of Radio, TV and Cinema. 

 

Ms. Şen completed her compulsory training at Türk Telekom A.Ş. (formerly AVEA). Her responsibilities in this role included drafting and reviewing all types of agreements such as NDA’s, Partner Agreements, Revenue Sharing Agreements, Donation Agreements etc. After she was admitted to the İstanbul Bar, she worked at a law firm and dealt with many corporate clients and their complex litigation processes, prepared legal advice and attended hearings before the courts. Following this, she worked as a Legal Counsel for the top asset management company in Turkey, Hayat Varlık A.Ş. She was responsible for the whole Thrace Region and she represented the firm before courts and related public institutions such as tax offices, notary publics, chamber of commerce. Later she worked at Cott Group as a Legal Counsel. She provided legal advice on data protection (GDPR and KVKK) to the companies to ensure that their current or proposed activities, policies, and business practices comply with all relevant laws and regulations. She also drafted, negotiated and concluded contracts and all other legal documents both in English & Turkish.

 

She will soon move to Ireland and begin to work as a compliance specialist. She is currently working as an editor and associate at Common Wisdom London and making contributions for the projects of Startups of London and HerGünÖğren.

 

Education

 

EMLE – European Master in Law & Economics, LL.M. (Taught in English)

First Semester: Universita di Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Second Semester: Universiteit Gent, Gent, Belgium

Third Semester: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

 

Bachelor of Arts, B.A. (Taught in Turkish)

İstanbul University, Department of Radio, TV and Cinema, Istanbul, Turkey   

                       

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B. (Taught in Turkish and English)

Yeditepe University, Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey

Full scholarship funded by Turkish Council of Higher Education (YÖK)

 

Erasmus Exchange Programme (Taught in English)

Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands

One semester abroad programme with an Erasmus+ Scholarship

 

Registrations

 

Istanbul Bar Association (2012)

Union of Turkish Bar Associations (2012) 

 

Languages

 

Turkish (Native)

English (Business fluent)

German (Beginner)