Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan


Linklaters LLP

Managing Associate / Attorney-at-law

Ceyhun Necati Pehlivan is a Managing Associate and leading attorney-at-law in the Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice group at Linklaters in Spain, which was named “Law Firm of the Year” by Chambers and Forbes in 2018.

Ceyhun has extensive experience advising multinational corporations on data protection, privacy, and cybersecurity issues. He has worked on complex data related projects across the globe, including major cyber security incidents, personal data breaches, crisis management, and investigations by data protection authorities.

Prior to joining Linklaters, Ceyhun worked as the global data protection and privacy legal counsel of a leading multinational group in the health technology sector. In this role, he was responsible for, among others, the implementation of GDPR in the group worldwide. He also advised on setting up a global privacy compliance program (Binding Corporate Rules).

Ceyhun is a highly experienced lawyer, and, in the past, he worked for leading international law firms in Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey. He is a frequent public speaker and has been widely published in legal journals.

Ceyhun is an adjunct professor at IE Law School, one of the top law schools in Europe, where he teaches an LL.M. course in Data Privacy & Cyber Crime.