Lawyers Filiz Piyal

Filiz Piyal

Filiz Piyal


Piyal, mainly deals with Trade / E-Commerce; Data Protection / Privacy; Technology and Contracts in SRP-Legal Law Office. These are also areas where SRP-Legal’s expertise is at the same time. Prior to working with SRP-Legal, Piyal worked as a lawyer in leading international and local law firms in Istanbul. She focused on helping clients in a wide range of legal areas including cross-border investments, international business transactions, acquisitions, finance transactions and regulatory compliance.

Piyal has experience clients in financial services, food and beverages, transportation, technology, manufacturing, retail, and energy for cross border acquisitions, international joint ventures corporate and commercial activities and transactions including corporate maintenance work and contract drafting. She has acted for sellers, strategic buyers and PE clients in M&A projects and has substantial experience in capital venture investments.

Member of Istanbul Bar Association and holds a Capital Markets License Level 2.

She has a CIPP/E Certificate from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) which is the premier European Data Protection Certification.

She has excellent command of English and is a sworn translator.

Practice Areas & Work Department

Trade & E-Commerce

Data Protection & Privacy







Istanbul Bar Association


LL.M Dissertation on Corporate Governance Reforms in Emerging  Economies: Challenges to Corporate Governance Reforms Introduced by the New Turkish Commercial Code.

Queen Mary University of London, LLM in International Banking and Finance Law, 2013.

Koc University Faculty of Law, Law Graduate Degree, 2009.

MASAK Suspicious Transaction Reporting Guide for Banks and MASAK Online System Updated

The Financial Crimes Investigation Board of Türkiye announced on May 14, 2024, that it has updated the Suspicious Transaction Reporting Guide and the MASAK Online system, which regulate the procedures and principles regarding suspicious transaction reports specific to the banking sector.


Fintech Law: Türkiye - Part 4

The Turkish jurisdiction does not afford patent protection to software-implemented inventions and business methods. Copyright protection is the method that can be utilised for protecting ownership rights over software.


Fintech Law: Türkiye - Part 3

Law No. 6493 and its supplemental secondary legislation regulate the market and concepts such as e-money, digital wallets and digital currencies.


Fintech Law: Türkiye - Part 2

A comprehensive scope of financial services and activities is regulated under Turkish legislation.


Fintech Law: Türkiye - Part 1

Türkiye's regulatory environment concerning fintech is evolving to accommodate the developments in the fintech sector while addressing the emerging challenges and risks in the financial sector.


Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Kuruluşlarının Asgari Özkaynak Miktarlarının Yeniden Belirlenmesi ile İlgili Tebliğ 27 Ocak 2024 Tarihinde Resmi Gazete’de Yayımlandı

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Merkez Bankası tarafından yayımlanan Ödeme ve Elektronik Para Kuruluşlarının Asgari Özkaynak Miktarlarının Yeniden Belirlenmesi ile İlgili Tebliğ ile Ödeme Hizmetleri ve Elektronik Para İhracı ile Ödeme Hizmeti Sağlayıcıları Hakkında Yönetmelik kapsamında belirlenen asgari özkaynak yükümlülüğüne dair değişiklikler yapılmıştır.


The Communiqué on the Redetermination of Minimum Equity Amounts of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions Was Published in the Official Gazette on 27 January 2024

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey issued the Communiqué on the Redetermination of the Minimum Equity Amount of Payment and Electronic Money Institutions and amended the minimum equity requirement set out in the Regulation on Payment Services and Electronic Money Issuance and Payment Service Providers.


Constitutional Court Annuls Provisions of the Internet Law No. 5651

With the decision dated October 11, 2023, and numbered E: 2020/76, K: 2023/172 (“Decision”), published in the Official Gazette dated 10 January 2024 and numbered 32425, the Constitutional Court (“Constitutional Court”) annulled certain provisions of the Law No. 5651 on the Regulation of Publications on the Internet and Combating Crimes Committed through These Publications (“Internet Law”).

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