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3M

Halil İbrahim Kardıçalı, general counsel and government affairs manager, and Müge Yılmaz, legal counsel, make up the legal team at 3M in Turkey, the local domestic division of the multinational industrial and consumer products conglomerate. As it is a small legal team, there is no hard segregation of duties. Both Kardıçalı and Yılmaz tackle all …

Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and …

Acıbadem Healthcare Group

Acıbadem Healthcare Group is an established healthcare institution in Turkey having a reputation for innovative and exemplary care and the implementation of new technology and digital techniques in modern medicine. It opened its first hospital in 1991, and currently includes 21 hospitals, 16 outpatient clinics, and nearly 22,500 employees. Amongst their staff, the talented in-house …

Akbank

Akbank was founded as a privately-owned commercial bank in 1948, established originally with the aim of providing funding to local cotton growers. Today it is the country’s second-largest bank by market value. Chief legal officer Hasan Esen leads an in-house legal department which deals with pivotal projects in the country. One recent example of these …

Akbank – Project financing and Treasury transactions

The Akbank – project financing and treasury transactions division’s legal department is managed by managing counsel Cem Davutoglu, and is made up of three lawyers and one support staff. Upon joining this division of Akbank, Davutoglu hired team members and developed internal procedures and policies, as previously most legal matters were handled by external counsel, …

Akkök Sanayi Yatırım ve Geliştirme

Çağla Zıngıl, chief legal officer and legal director, runs an impressive in-house legal outfit at Akkök Sanayi Yatırım ve Geliştirme (Akkök Holdings). After its founding in 1952, Akkök Holdings has expanded to become an important Turkish holding company in the chemical, energy and real estate sectors controlling some of the country’s most important companies with …

Alacer Gold

Alacer Gold is a leading low-cost gold producer with an 80% interest in the world-class Çöpler gold mine in Turkey. Ahmet İlker Doğan is vice president, general counsel, and has led Alacer’s legal department through a number of successful deals. The team recently completed a facility agreement amounting to US$350m obtained from four foreign banks, …

Alcon

An affiliate of Novartis, the global pharmaceutical giant, Alcon is an international eye care specialist pharmaceutical company that produces advanced surgery, medicine and eye care products and has more than 20,000 employees in 75 countries. Ceyda Gezer Kayis, head of legal and compliance in Turkey, leads an expert team of in-house lawyers covering all aspects …

ALJ Holding

Continuing to impress, the in-house legal team at ALJ Holding provide stalwart legal guidance to one of the Turkish automotive sector’s most important companies with a diverse portfolio of other businesses. Neslihan Tellioğlu Boz, a bright lawyer, is active in the legal team and has been with ALJ Finansman since 2014, amassing extensive knowledge of …

Allianz Turkey

Şebnem S. Karaduman, chief legal counsel, assistant general manager and executive board member manages the in-house legal team which provides services as three sub functions: legal consultancy, corporate litigation and contracts. Seda Sayınbatur is the manager of the legal consultancy department which provides legal advice and consultancy services, follows up new legislations and updates departments …

Anadolu Efes

Founded in 1969, Anadolu Efes has grown into one of the most important global brands of Turkey as one of the largest companies of its sector in Europe and the world. The company produces and markets beer and non-alcoholic beverages across Turkey, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Europe, Central Asia and the Middle …

AvivaSA Pension and Life Insurance

As one of Turkey’s leading private pension and life insurance providers, AvivaSA Pension and Life (AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat) was founded in 2007. It was born out of a joint venture with the merger of AK Emeklilik, a subsidiary of Sabancı Holding, and Aviva Hayat ve Emeklilik, a Turkish subsidiary of UK insurance giant Aviva. …

AXA Sigorta

Headquartered in Istanbul, AXA Sigorta was founded in 1968 and has regional offices in Turkey and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Acting as a subsidiary of AXA Holding it provides insurance, personal protection, savings and estate planning solutions for individuals, small or medium-sized businesses and large corporations in Turkey. The team is managed by legal …

Bankalararası Kart Merkezi (BKM)

Selin Tiftikci Tuncer, senior vice president for legal services and compliance, established BKM’s legal department in 2012 from scratch and helped BKM’s top executives build a sound legal and compliance strategy for everyday business and new business opportunities involving cutting-edge technologies. BKM’s legal and compliance department currently includes Yaşar K. Canpolat and Burcu Ҫavdar, who …

Borsa İstanbul

Borsa İstanbul is the sole exchange entity of Turkey, combining the former Istanbul Stock Exchange, the Istanbul Gold Exchange and the Derivatives Exchange of Turkey. The legal team at Borsa İstanbul has been at the very heart of monumental decision-making and financial manoeuvres. As the only corporation in Turkey established for securities exchange, providing trading …

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