Bird & Bird today announced that it has entered into a cooperation agreement with Istanbul-based law firm BTS & Partners. The move follows significant client demand for legal services in the region, particularly in the technology and media sectors, where BTS & Partners is an acknowledged market leader.
Turkey is a fast growing knowledge economy with a strong focus on new technologies, IT, Internet and media. Its on-going technological development, growing population and a significant rise in the number of Internet users is expected to continue to support the rapid expansion of its e-commerce and IT markets.
BTS & Partners is one of Turkey's leading firms for technology, telecommunications and media, areas in which Bird & Bird is strong globally. The two firms have cooperated for several years and have a successful track record of working together.
The cooperation agreement brings together BTS's local knowledge with Bird & Bird's international reach and outstanding reputation for advising clients in industries that are being disrupted by the use of technology. This association will allow both firms to provide comprehensive legal services for multinational corporations competing in the Turkish market and for the growing number of Turkish companies competing in the global markets.
Bird & Bird CEO David Kerr said: "Turkey has proved a significant region for our clients, particularly those in technology driven sectors. We are very pleased to formalise our cooperation with BTS & Partners and delighted to be associated with a firm whose area of expertise closely reflects our core strengths and capabilities. BTS & Partners has been repeatedly ranked as a regional leader in technology and innovation and together we will be able to provide our clients with a high quality, comprehensive offer on a local and global level."
Yasin Beceni, Managing Partner, BTS & Partners said: “We are very excited to be entering into a cooperation agreement with Bird & Bird, a firm with a strong international network, excellent reputation for innovation and the highest quality of services. BTS's local knowledge and Bird & Bird’s global capabilities for advising clients in industries that are being disrupted by the use of technology will help us provide even more comprehensive and unique solutions for both national and multinational clients.”