Mr. Mehmet S. Yurtcicek is a Banking Specialist and Lawyer who is the head of Legal Affairs Department & IFSB Technical Committee Member at the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA) of Turkey. He has worked for more than a decade at the BRSA and within the BRSA he was a Member of Financial Stability Board Group , he worked on Turkey’s regulatory compliance with Basel II.5 and III, he was a member of the Financial Consumer Protection Team and was a legal adviser in relation to implementation of the Banking Act, Code of Bank Cards and Credit Cards, Leasing Act, Decree Law on Money Lending Activities and their relevant sub-regulations.

Previously he worked as a registered Istanbul Bar attorney in Istanbul dealing with numerous cases relating Banking, Enforcement, IP and Competition Law. He has been a consultant for the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. as well as given lectures on Bank Regulation at the IMF. He is a frequent speaker at many international conferences and joins IMTC EMEA to discuss the regulation for international money transfers in Turkey and the European Union.

He graduated in Law in 200 and got his Master in European Union Law from Marmara Üniversitesi, and his LLM in Banking and Finance Law from Queen Mary, Univ. of London in 2011 with a dissertation on “The Legal Nature of E-Money”. He received his PhD from Marmara Üniversitesi with a thesis on “E- money from the legal perspective”. He has published many papers on emoney and has been certified in Islamic Banking by the Islamic Banking and Finance Institute in Malaysia and the INCEIF, The Global University of Islamic Finance.