Hakki Can Yildiz focuses his practice on data protection, cyber security, digital markets regulatory, and technology matters.

He assists a wide range of clients across various sectors on data privacy aspects of M&A, outsourcing, services and licensing arrangements, cloud contracts, and supply and distribution arrangements. His role also includes providing advice on international data transfer solutions, compliance with local privacy and cyber security laws, e-privacy and direct marketing issues (including online targeted advertising).

His practice covers advising clients on digital market regulations and he has significant experience in acting for clients on regulatory investigations in connection with data privacy and antitrust issues.

Hakki joined the firm in 2022, and was previously a senior associate in the London office of an international law firm where he worked for five years. Prior to that, Hakki was the head of TMT, Commercial, and Antitrust & Competition Law practices of another international law firm in their Istanbul office between 2013 and 2017.


Co-author, “EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework,” Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog, August 2023.

Co-author, “The UK Government Publishes the New Data Protection Bill,” Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog, March 2023.

Co-author, “Key Takeaways from the EDPBs Cookie Banner Taskforce Report,” Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog, February 2023. 

Co-author, “The United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea Finalize Data Sharing Agreement,” Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog, December 2022. 

Co-author, “President Biden Signs Executive Order on New EU-US Data Privacy Framework,” Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog, October 2022.

Co-author, “New Law Allows Cross-Border Data Transfer in Electronic Communications,” Bloomberg BNA World Data Protection Report, April 2015.

Co-author, “Telecommunication Laws in Europe,” Turkey Chapter, Bloomsbury Professional, 2013.

Author, “Recent Developments in Rights of Way and Facility Sharing Legislation,” Bloomberg BNA World Regulation Report, 2013.


“Survey of Data Localisation Laws: Overview and Solutions for Global Compliance,” IAPP European Data Protection Intensive, London, April 2016.

“On the Outskirts of Europe: Privacy in the Surging Economies of Turkey and Israel,” IAPP European Data Protection Intensive, London, April 2015.

“Abuse of Dominance, Advising In-House Counsel,” Wolters Kluwer, Global Competition Law Forum, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015.