Volkan Akbas specialises in competition law and practice, information and communications technology, telecommunication law, data protection and privacy, contracts law, investigation management, corporate law, commercial law, compliance management, dispute resolution and litigation.
Akbas has practised law for 15 years. For over nine years, he served as a senior legal adviser and associate for Turkey’s leading telecommunication operators (Avea and Turkcell). While working at Avea and Turkcell, he specialised in competition law, compliance programmes and telecommunication regulations. He has conducted the end-to-end management of investigation and preliminary inquiry processes run by both the Turkish Competition Authority (TCA) and the Information Communications Technology Authority (ICTA). Additionally, Akbas has implemented various detection and exemption projects concerning the TCA.
Prior to working at SRP-Legal, Akbas provided legal consulting services such as data protection and privacy projects, competition compliance programmes (including training and internal investigations), contract management, dispute resolution and litigation processes.
Furthermore, Akbas has been a member of the Mediators List since 2015, resolving various complex disputes. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association and has a strong command of English.