Lawyers Alperen Gezer

Alperen Gezer

Alperen Gezer

Unsal Law

Alperen is admitted to practice in Istanbul.

Alperen provides professional services to our clients in contract negotiation processes, software license agreements and intellectual property law, compliance with financial legislation, corporate governance and policy-making, digital and crypto assets law, sustainability and capital markets law.

Alperen has been certified as a “Sustainability Expert” by the Turkish Capital Markets Association and passed a few notable accreditation exams, which were conducted by the Turkish Capital Markets Board.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Capital Markets


Corporate Governance



Commercial Law







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Fintech Laws and Regulations Turkiye 2023 - Part 2

In Turkey, the collection, use, and transmission of personal data are regulated under the Personal Data Protection Law (KVKK). Fintech businesses must comply with the KVKK's requirements for lawful and transparent data processing, explicit consent, and security measures. The KVKK applies to organizations established outside Turkey if they process personal data of individuals in Turkey. Data privacy violations may result in administrative fines, criminal sanctions, and civil liability. Fintech businesses must also adhere to cyber security regulations, including data protection and AI strategies. AML and financial crime requirements apply to crypto asset service providers.


Fintech Laws and Regulations Turkiye 2023 - Part 1

The fintech landscape in Turkey encompasses various types of fintech businesses, such as payment systems, digital banking, decentralized finance, insurance technologies, and more. The market has seen significant growth, with over 600 active fintech companies reported as of February 2023. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital financial services, particularly contactless payments and online banking. There is also a growing focus on sustainable finance, and regulatory agencies support fintech development. Crypto asset usage for payments is prohibited, but crypto exchanges are currently allowed to operate. Incentive schemes and funding options are available, including angel investors, venture capital, and government loans. IPOs and acquisitions have occurred in the fintech sector. Regulatory frameworks exist for electronic money institutions, payment systems, digital banking, and other fintech activities. Specific regulations for cryptocurrencies or crypto assets are currently under development, and a regulatory sandbox is being established for fintech testing.

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