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Burçak Kurt Biçer

Burçak Kurt Biçer

Biçer Güner Attorneys at Law

Burçak is the managing partner of Biçer Güner. She was admitted to Istanbul Bar in February 2006, after obtaining her LL.B degree from Istanbul University, Faculty of Law in June 2004. Burcak has more than 18 years of experience and outstanding track record primarily in corporate/M&A, employment and TMT, as well as banking-finance, dispute resolution, real estate and data protection.

On the corporate/M&A side, Burçak advises foreign and Turkish sellers, strategic investors and private equities on M&A transactions across all sectors. She successfully advises major international and Turkish clients on day-to-day corporate and commercial matters, including legal mergers, spin-offs, internal restructuring and corporate governance. She also has extensive experience in Competition Board filings for M&A transactions as well as exemption and negative clearance applications.

Burçak has solid experience in the TMT field and regularly advises major global media clients on structuring their business in Türkiye in compliance with Turkish laws, as well as on day-to-day regulatory issues, particularly in relation to licensing requirements and broadcasting principles. Her experience in TMT extends to data protection and privacy, intellectual property, e-commerce, electronic communication services and anti-piracy legislation.

Burçak has extensive experience in employment and regularly advises major international and Turkish clients on all aspects of employment law issues, including mass lay-offs, transfer of employees, employment issues related to local and/or cross border M&A transactions, sub-employer/outsourcing arrangements, breaches and claims related to restrictive covenants, preparation of employment agreements, internal guidelines and benefit plans, preparation and negotiation of settlement agreements, internal investigations due to suspected white collar crime as well as employment litigation.

Burçak also specializes in banking-finance with a focus on syndicated loans, project-finance and trade finance.

She is also highly experienced in the field of real estate and has been representing major multinational companies in the negotiation of real estate purchase, sale, lease and construction contracts.

A few quotes from legal journals

“Burcak Kurt Bicer is excellent. She commands respect and is very business friendly – no question is too big or too small.” (The Legal 500)

“Burcak Kurt Bicer is a strong player. Clear advice, pragmatic and knows her stuff well.” (The Legal 500)

“Burcak Kurt Bicer is one of the few lawyers in Turkey with real data protection expertise. She is practical and a pleasure to work with.” (The Legal 500)


Practice Areas & Work Department

Corporate/M&A

Banking Finance

TMT

Real Estate

Data Protection

Employment


Languages

Turkish

English

French


Memberships

Istanbul Bar Association   

Koşullu Erişim Yöntemiyle Yapılan Yayınlarda Yıllık Net Satış Payı

Bilindiği üzere, 7491 sayılı Bazı Kanun ve Kanun Hükmünde Kararnamelerde Değişiklik Yapılması Hakkında Kanun (“Değişiklik Kanunu”) ile, koşullu erişim yöntemiyle yayın hizmeti sağlayan medya hizmet sağlayıcı kuruluşların Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu’na (“Üst Kurul”) yıllık net satışları üzerinden yüzde bir buçuk (%1,5) oranında pay ödemeleri yükümlülüğü getirilmiş, ayrıca net satışların ödenmesine ilişkin usul ve esasları belirlemeye yönelik Üst Kurula düzenleme yapma yetkisi verilmişti.

07.06.2024

Annual Net Sales Share for Conditional Access Broadcasting

As it is known, with the Law numbered 7491 on the Amendment of Certain Laws and Decree Laws, media service providers providing broadcasting services through conditional access method were obliged to pay a share of one and a half percent (1.5%) of their annual net sales to the Radio and Television Supreme Council and the Supreme Council was authorized to issue regulations to determine the procedures and principles regarding the payment of net sales.

05.06.2024

2023 Takviye Edici Gıda Reklamları Raporu Hakkında Bilgi Notu

2023 Takviye Edici Gıda Reklamları Raporu, 26 Şubat 2024 tarihinde Reklam Kurulu tarafından Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ticaret Bakanlığı resmi internet sitesinde yayımlanmıştır. Söz konusu Rapor’da, takviye edici gıda kavramı tanımlanarak takviye edici gıdalara ilişkin düzenlemelere yer verilmiş, Kurul gündeminde yer alan dosya örneklerinden hareketle sektör reklamlarının genel yapısına değinilerek ilgili mevzuat hükümlerine aykırı gerçekleştirildiği tespit edilen reklam örnekleri hakkında detaylı incelemeler sunulmuş ve takviye edici gıda reklamlarında dikkat edilmesi gereken hususlar hakkında tavsiyelerde bulunulmuştur.

06.03.2024

Information Note on the 2023 Food Supplement Advertisements Report

The 2023 Food Supplement Advertisements Report was published by the Turkish Advertising Board on 26 February 2024 on the official website of the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Turkey. In the Report, the regulations on food supplements are included by defining the concept of food supplements, based on the file examples on the Board's agenda and by mentioning the general structure of advertisements in the sector detailed examinations are introduced on the advertisement examples that are found to be "contrary" to the relevant legislation, and recommendations are given on the issues that should be considered in food supplements advertisements.

06.03.2024

Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu Tarafından Getirilen Mevzuat Değişiklikleri Hakkında Bilgi Notu

Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu (“Üst Kurul”) tarafından 13 Ocak 2024 tarihli 32428 sayılı Resmi Gazete’de yayımlanan: i. Medya Hizmet Sağlayıcı Kuruluşlar ile Platform ve Altyapı İşletmecilerinin Uymaları Gereken İdari ve Mali Şartlar Hakkında Yönetmelikte Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik (“İdari ve Mali Şartlar Yönetmeliği”), ii. Radyo, Televizyon ve İsteğe Bağlı Yayınların İnternet Ortamından Sunumu Hakkında Yönetmelikte Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik (“İnternet Yönetmeliği”), iii. Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu Kablolu Yayın Yönetmeliğinde Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik (“Kablolu Yayın Yönetmeliği”); ve iv. Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu Uydu Yayın Yönetmeliğinde Değişiklik Yapılmasına Dair Yönetmelik (“Uydu Yayın Yönetmeliği”) uyarınca medya sektörüne yönelik bir dizi yenilik ve düzenleme getirilmiştir.

16.01.2024

Information Note on Legislative Changes Introduced by the Radio and Television Supreme Council

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (“Supreme Council”) introduced a number of provisions and amendments for the media sector in accordance with the below regulations published in the Official Gazette dated January 13, 2024, and numbered 32428.

16.01.2024

Recent Developments in Türkiye’s Media Sector

Please see below our brief note on the recent developments in the media sector in Türkiye. In summary, with the decision of the Radio and Television Supreme Council ("RTUK") dated December 28, 2023, satellite, wireless and internet broadcasting license fees and broadcast transmission authorization fees for 2024 have been redetermined.

10.01.2024
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