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3M Türkiye

With a complex business set up in its Turkish subsidiary, US multinational conglomerate 3M is undergoing extensive change. The Turkish legal team, led by general counsel Halil Ibrahim Kardicali, has been instrumental in putting down rules for channel management and a robust compliance system designed to be very user-friendly, both ensuring the company has a …

ABB Türkiye

The Turkish operation of Zurich-based ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies, has played a big part in the company’s international activities in recent years and has seen it involved in a number of legally-complex matters. In 2012, ABB secured and executed a $35m subcontract with Czech-based Vitkovice Power Engineering to supply electrical …

Acıbadem Healthcare Group

As one of Turkey’s leading private healthcare provider, Acıbadem Healthcare Group must negotiate intensive relationships with different types of public and private institutions. Led by group legal adviser Umur Yaşar, the 10-strong legal team is split into three units following a recent restructure: employment law, litigation and commercial law. This structure not only brings efficiency, …

adidas Turkey

Covering the emerging markets in Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania, the legal team at adidas Turkey is led by Ugur Degirmenci who serves the German multinational sportswear manufacturer as legal and compliance director and a member of its compliance leadership team. In addition to the vast array of products that the team help to get to …

Aksigorta

With almost 30% of the market share, Aksigorta is one of the biggest insurance companies in Turkey. In order to support its position in the market, the company employees a team of 13 in-house lawyers, led by senior counsel Serra Sener. The in-house team has a recent track record of successfully negotiating with leading companies …

ALJ Holding A.Ş.

ALJ Holding has established an extensive operation which includes 10 subsidiaries across a range of sectors in Turkey. At the helm of a dynamic team of five in Turkey Group– including three other lawyers (Hakan Kopaner as the lawyer in Toyota Türkiye Pazarlama A.Ş; Neslihan Tellioğlu as the lawyer and Macide Tok as the legal …

Amgen Türkiye

Following the acquisition by Amgen of Turkish drug maker Mustafa Nevzat for $700 million in 2012, the merged entity began operating with Canan Arslan heading legal matters in Turkey since 2013. Prior to the merger, Mustafa Nevzat was the leading supplier of pharmaceuticals to the hospital sector and a major supplier of injectable medicines in …

Anadolu Group

The Anadolu Group is a multinational and entrepreneurial group that has grown through partnerships with leading international brands including SABMiller, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s, Kia, Lombardini and Honda. Cesur Kilinç, general counsel, heads a legal team of six lawyers at the holding level of the Anadolu Group in Turkey, with a further total of 25 …

Apple (Türkiye)

Following an ongoing tax dispute for the company in Ireland, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek extended an open invitation for Apple to relocate its international operation to Turkey. While such a move is unlikely, the Turkish legal team, led by senior legal counsel Gökçe Çiçek Lembet, would certainly be up to the challenge of …

AvivaSA Pension and Life Insurance

After AvivaSA Pension and Life Insurance’s initial public offering (IPO) in 2014, general counsel Kurtuluş Çaltekin restructured the legal function of five lawyers and two paralegals, establishing separate company secretarial, consultation and litigation departments. Through the consultation department, the team ensures the company is operating in line with applicable regulation, supports new ideas or projects, …

AVON

Avon operates in Turkey with an in-house team of three lawyers headed by Hande Karakülah, legal director for the Turkey, Africa and Middle East region. Karakülah is also a member of the Avon board of directors and is present for all the strategic decisions of the business. The in-house legal team in Turkey place an …

Aygaz

Aygaz, the 10th largest industrial company in Turkey, performs all processes including sales and manufacturing of liquefied petroleum gas. Burcu Şener Sözer leads a team of five lawyers and one support staff, which supports both Aygaz and its subsidiaries, including Aygaz Doğal Gaz and Enerji Yatırımları. Having developed in-house software in collaboration with Aygaz’s IT …

BASF

At the beginning of 2015 a new, global organisational structure of the legal function was implemented at BASF, the largest chemical producer in the world, in order to further increase internal customer orientation and alignment with business structures. Burcu Bozkurt, head legal counsel for Turkey and Azerbaijan, and her team focused on advising the business …

BNP Paribas Cardif Türkiye

Considering that BNP Paribas Cardif Türkiye, part of the international insurance company, operates in a highly regulated sector, the legal team plays an active role in all company projects, providing business-minded legal opinions. Describing their way of working Buket Gülyüz Akman, senior lawyer and leader of the team, says: ‘We are not at the centre …

Borusan EnBW Enerji

Borusan EnBW Enerji is a joint venture between Turkish industrial group Borusan and Germany’s third largest energy company EnBW. The company was created with the vision of being a leading wind, hydroelectric and other sustainable energy generation company. The legal team, led by Senem Berkem Paflak as head of legal and compliance, has been supporting …

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