Ms. Çiğdem Ayözger provides advice to clients on regulatory strategies and compliance matters in Financal Technologies Industry.
From the very beginning of Turkish FinTech market to the introduction of new technologies she took an active part in designing products, drafting of regulations and by-laws and in the preparation of licensing and regulating the market regulations. In the meanwhile, she coordinated the efforts within the leading communication company of Turkey, regarding designing the law and regulation in line with the strategies of the company.
She negotiated the Payment System and E-money Law with the relevant authorities; Turkish Central Bank(TCMB), Banking Regulatory Authority (BDDK) and The Parliamant (TBMM). She has also represented clients before regulators including TBMM/The Parliament and many governmental organizations. She has developed particular expertise in the drafting of legislative and regulatory frameworks to facilitate sector restructuring. Ms. Ayozger is directly involved in legislative efforts in the FinTech area due to her extensive knowledge on European Union legislation, as well.
She assists preparation for regulatory changes, manages clients’ relationships with regulators and, where possible, supports the client to achieve regulatory change or clarification.
She runs licensing issues as well as business strategy in the light of regulatory requirements and the practices of regulatory authorities.
Her approach is always in-depth understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape with a strong practical and commercial focus. She promotes and defends clients’ interests and adds value wherever possible to business. She has a high flexible understanding and individualized approach to providing legal and regulatory solutions.
Her work is always driven by understanding in detail of clients’ strategic goals and objectives. She assesses legal risks and helps to safeguard the interests of clients’.
Also she has a wide experience in negotiating with the governmental authorities.
In addition to FinTech industry law and regulations expertise, she has considerable experience in administrative law and is well equipped to represent clients before the High State Court, both on the merits of a case and for injunctive relief.
She has provided in-house legal counseling as well as establishment & implementation of regulation strategies, provided regulatory and legal compliance advice, provided strategic advice on business matters and transactions, has led all types of institutional and governmental relations, represented the industry players, NGO’s and the companies before the Turkish Parliament, all Governmental Institutions and Independent Bodies. She runs all kinds of litigation before the Turkish Courts.
- Drafting a new legislative framework for the FinTech Industry
- Regulatory Strategy of Turkey’s leading mobile payment products etc.
- Payment System Regulation Strategy – negotiator/spokeswoman of the all IT Industry in the Parliament before Ministry of Economy.