Benan Ilhanli is an accomplished and internationally recognized lawyer in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, data protection, e-commerce and consumer law, intellectual and industrial property rights, information technologies. Further, he is a trademark and patent attorney authorized to register trademarks, designs, patents and other IP rights before the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office.
Benan Ilhanli is the IP Law expert of the Italian Trade Agency’s Istanbul Office since 2014 and a part-time professor of the “Internet and Law” course in MEF University Faculty of Law since 2015. Further, he regularly teaches since 2012 in law programs as a visiting professor organized in numerous universities and institutions including Bogazici University, Istanbul Technical University, Marmara University, and Ozyegin University.
Further to these professional and academic roles, he frequently speaks in conferences on e-commerce, data protection, blockchain, IT law, start-ups, and corporate law. Benan Ilhanli is listed among the top lawyers in IT law in numerous international listings including Who’s Who Legal and previously a national expert of Getting the Deal Through legal guides for Copyright and E-Commerce editions.
Benan Ilhanli’s recent works include legal consultancy services to the corporations from their establishment to their investment procedures, share purchase and shareholders agreements, joint-venture agreements, leading due diligence procedures, the establishment of companies, subsidiaries and liaison offices, drafting sui generis agreements, leading data protection compliance programs, registration and protection of IP rights, drafting IT-related agreements.
Benan Ilhanli is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association, International Bar Association, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul, and AIGLI (International Association of Lawyers of Italian Language) and a founding member of E-Commerce and Internet Law Association.
Benan Ilhanli is graduated from Lycée de Galatasaray in 2001 and Galatasaray University Faculty of Law in 2005 and completed his master’s program in Universita per Stranieri di Perugia. He is currently attending the Social Sciences Institute of Galatasaray University for further academic studies.