We provide a high-level legal advice to the clients on regulatory strategies on compliance matters in Technologies, Media and Communications Industries.
From the liberalization of the Turkish communications market to the introduction of new communication technologies such as M2M, IPTV, 4G services Att. Dr. Cigdem Ayozger Ongun took an active part in the drafting of the laws of telecommunications and in the preparation of licensing and regulating the market analysis regulations. In the meanwhile, she has been coordinating with the leading communication companies in Turkey, regarding the compliance issues of the companies to the upcoming regulations, as well as applying and gaining the required licenses and permits relevant to companies’ business.
She has also negotiated on the major telecommunications transactions with the related public authorities. She has represented clients in policy and adjudicatory proceedings before regulators and governmental organizations. She has developed particular expertise in the drafting of legislative and regulatory frameworks to facilitate sector restructuring, liberalization and privatization.
She assists in preparation for the regulatory changes, manages clients’ relationships with the regulators, and where possible, also supports the clients to achieve the related regulatory changes by rendering clarification. She runs licensing processes, as well as business strategies in the light of regulatory requirements and the practices of regulatory authorities.
As SRP-Legal, we have considerable experience in advising on the evolving regulatory framework for the communications industry in Turkey including licensing; interconnection; market reviews; Net Neutrality/Network Management; margin squeeze tests; price regulation; spectrum re-farming and award processes (including auctions); big data; cloud services; cyber and IT security; M2M, the internet of things; mobile payments and apps; next-generation access/NGA; open source and open data, universal service obligation and taxation in TMC.
In addition to our TMC industry laws and regulations expertise, we have considerable experience in administrative law and are highly qualified to represent the clients before the Presidency of the Council of State both on the merits of a case and for injunctive relief.
Dr. Ongun provides legal counseling on the establishment & implementation of regulation strategies, provides regulatory and legal compliance advice, provides strategic advice on the business matters and transactions, leads all types of institutional and governmental relations, represents the industry players, non-governmental organizations, and companies before the Parliament, all governmental institutions and independent bodies. She runs all kinds of litigation procedures before the Courts of Turkey.