Attorney at Law
Burcu is experienced in advising clients on the sourcing of their broader technology requirements and the implementation of digital transformation program, as clients seek to harness the opportunities presented by new technologies in areas such as cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies.
As well as her expertise in deal structuring and negotiation, Burcu regularly advises her clients in relation to project implementation and transition issues, contract management and the re-negotiation of the projects.
Burcu’s areas of interest include managed services agreements, outsourcing, e-commerce solutions, labor law restructuring processes, artificial intelligence, blockchain technologies, smart contracts, data protection and data privacy.
She also brings strong project management skills to her work. She supports her clients through the full lifecycle of their project, from the initial tender and vendor selection process, through the contract negotiation phase, to ongoing contract management and renegotiation, and ultimately to termination and exit arrangements.
She is advising start-ups from their establishment processes in order to find and implement the most appropriate legal structure for their business needs.
Burcu regularly runs training sessions with clients and participates to webinar events on key trends and developments across technology sector.
Prior to TBL Legal, Burcu has worked in different leading law firms and global IT companies where she had different positions, including regional responsibilities, particularly in Middle East and Africa, as well as francophone countries.
Burcu had graduated from Bilkent University, Faculty of Law. She speaks English and French fluently.
Bar Admissions & Memberships
◆Istanbul Bar Association
◆Union of Turkish Bar Associations, FinTech Committee
◆Member of Blockchain Turkey Platform
◆Expert at Fintech Istanbul Academy
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy
Attorney at Law
Pınar has been working as a faculty member in the Civil Law Department at Bilkent University Faculty of Law since 2017.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from Bilkent University Faculty of Law, she completed her graduate and doctorate studies at Ankara University Faculty of Law.
She is a member of Blockchain Turkey Platform, Istanbul Blockchain Women's Association and Zurich University Blockchain Center. As a member of the European Law Institute, she actively takes part in the Consultative Committee on projects titled “Blockchain and Smart Contracts” and “Guiding Principles and Model Rules on Algorithmic Contracts”.
She is the director of the research project titled “Legal Analysis of Smart Contracts with a Focus on Dispute Resolution, Protection of Personal Data and Consumers” supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey.
Pınar has published books, editorials and articles in the fields of international sales law, comparative contract law and tort law. Her research in recent years has focused on contract law, tort law and personal data protection, as well as the legal effects of emerging technologies, especially artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technology.
Bar Admissions and Memberships
◆Ankara Bar Association
◆European Law Institute
◆Istanbul Blockchain Women
◆Blockchain Turkey Platform
◆University of Zurich Blockchain Center
◆Blockchain and Crypto Asset Association
◆Union of Turkish Bar Associations, FinTech Committee
◆Expert at Fintech Istanbul Akademi
◆Hukuka ve Ahlaka Aykırılık Unsurları Çerçevesinde Salt Malvarlığı Zararlarının Tazmini, October 2015, Prof. Dr. Vedat Buz, Ankara University
◆Akıllı Sözleşmelerin Kuruluşu ve Geçerlilik Şartları (“Formation and Validity of Smart Contracts”), İstanbul: Oniki Levha Yayıncılık, February 2016. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆Hukuka ve Ahlaka Aykırılık Unsurları Çerçevesinde Salt Malvarlığı Zararlarının Tazmini (“Compensation of Pure Economic Loss with Regard to Unlawfulness and Immorality”), İstanbul: Oniki Levha Yayıncılık, March 2016. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
Edited Books, Anthologies, Bibliographies
◆Çocuk Haklarına Yönelik Güncel Yargı Kararları, Cilt-2 Yargıtay & Danıştay, Ankara: TBB Yayınevi, April 2021. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy/Fahri Gökçen Taner/ Serdar Yılmaz/ Burcu Düzen/ İdil Burcu Polat / Özge Üstün.
◆Milletlerarası Mal Satımına İlişkin Sözleşmeler Hakkında Birleşmiş Milletler Antlaşması (Viyana Satım Sözleşmesi) Şerhi (“Commentary on the Convention on the Contracts for the International Sales of Goods”), Ankara: Oniki Levha Yayıncılık, March 2015. Ingeborg Schwenzer/Peter Schlechtriem.
Chapters in books or monographs
◆“AI as Agents”, The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence: Global Perspectives on Law and Ethics, (Edited by. Larry A. DiMatteo , Cristina Poncibò and Michel Cannarsa), Cambdrige University Press, 2022.
◆“Kripto Varlıklara Ait Yasal Düzenlemeler” (‘Regulating Crypto Assets’), Blockchain Teknolojisi ve Kripto Varlıklar Eko Sistemi. (Edited by. Nalan Akdoğan ve Ümmühan Aslan), Ankara: Gazi Kitabevi, 2022, p. 55-63
◆“6098 sayılı Yeni Türk Borçlar Kanunu’nun İrade Sakatlıkları ve Gabine (Aşırı Yararlanmaya) İlişkin Hükümlerinin Değerlendirilmesi” (“An Evaluation of the Provision of the Turkish Code of Obligations Regarding Defects of Intent and Lesion”) in Ankara Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi 90. Kuruluş Yıl Dönümü Uluslararası Hukuk Kurultayı Kitabı. (Edited by Arzu Oğuz, Selin Özden Merhacı, Zehra Özkan, Vehbi Umut Erkan, ). Ankara: Ankara Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi Yayınları, 2017, 489-506. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆ “Türk Ticaret Kanunu’nun 1530′uncu Maddesi ile İki Ticari İşletme Arasında Para Borcunun Ödenmesine İlişkin Olarak Getirilen Yenilikler” (“Changes Regarding the Payment of Monetary Obligations Made By Article 1530 of the New Turkish Commercial Code”) in Yeni Türk Borçlar Kanunu ve Yeni Türk Ticaret Kanunu Sempozyumu (Makaleler, Tebliğler), İstanbul: 2013.
Articles in refereed journals
◆“The Applicability of Property Law Rules for Crypto Assets: Considerations from Civil Law and Common Law Perspectives”, Law, Innovation and Technology, Spring 2023 (accepted for publication)
◆“NFTs and copyright: challenges and opportunities”, Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice, Published: 21 June 2021 (Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy/ Zehra Özkan)
◆“İsviçre Federal Mahkemesi’nin 11.12.2017 Tarihli Kararı Işığında Sözlü Vasiyetnamenin Koşulları Hakkında Bir Değerlendirme” (An Evaluation of the Conditions of an Oral Will in Light of the Decision of the Swiss Federal Court Dated 11.12.2017), Yargıtay Dergisi, Vol. 44, Issue 4, October 2018, Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆“Asgari Alım Taahüdü İçeren Bayilik Sözleşmelerinde Cezai Şart- Yargıtay Hukuk Genel Kurulu’nun 16.01.2013 Tarihli Kararı Üzerine Düşünceler” (“Contractual Penalty Clauses in Distribution Contracts- Thoughts on the Decision of the Turkish Court of Cassation General Assembly Dated January 16, 2013”), Türkiye Barolar Birliği Dergisi, Vol. 131, 2017, 261-294. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆ “İade İmkansızlığının Alıcının Sözleşmeden Dönme Hakkına Etkisi” (“Effects of Impossibility of Restitution on the Buyer’s Right of Avoidance”), Banka ve Ticaret Hukuku Dergisi, Vol. 33, 2017, 179-258. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆“Sebepsiz Zenginleşme Hukukunda İade Talebinde Bulunulmasını Engelleyen TBK Madde 81 Hükmü Üzerine Bir İnceleme” (“A Study on Article 81 of the Turkish Code of Obligations Which Prevents Restitution Claims in Unjust Enrichment Law”), Banka ve Ticaret Hukuku Dergisi, Vol. 31, No. 4, December 2015, 131-180. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.
◆“Meslek Edinilmiş Ödünç İş İlişkisi ile İlgili Yargıtay Kararının İncelenmesi” (“Evaluation of the Supreme Court of Turkey’s Decisions Regarding Temporary Agency Work”), LEGAL İş Hukuku ve Sosyal Güvenlik Hukuku Dergisi, Vol. 12, No. 45, 2015, 185-216. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy/ Orhan Ersun Civan.
◆ “Avrupa Birliği Yönergeleri ve Alman Hukukundaki Deneyimler Işığında Mal ve Hizmet Tedarikinde Geç Ödemenin Sonuçları (TTK m. 1530)” (“The Consequences of Late Payment in the Procurement of Goods And Services in the light of EU Directives and the experience in German Law (TCC Art. 1530)”), Banka ve Ticaret Hukuku Dergisi, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2011, 173-246. Pınar Çağlayan Aksoy.