News From Members

The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Turkey
Esin Attorney Partnership and Baker McKenzie hosted the “Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Turkey” reception at the Four Seasons Bosphorus Hotel on 23 November 2017. The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist: Turkey recognizes the corporate counsels who are driving the legal business forward and identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the region.
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Data Protection Law Seminar: HR Focus
BTS & Partners organised Data Protection Law seminar, focusing on HR and HR related issues. HR Executives from local and international companies participated to the breakfast seminar where Associates Zeynep Ünlü and Erdem Aslan gave a presentation on the data and its obligations through the new data protection law.
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New Coca-Cola TV Commercial Addresses Economic & Social Impact
Coca-Cola Turkey’s new TV commercial demonstrates the Company’s local footprint and socio-economic contribution. The campaign brings together all members of the portfolio for the first time while providing details on the Company’s contribution to the economy through employment and investments, in addition to the sustainability programs on water, agriculture and women empowerment.
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Ihsan Necipoglu Showcased Dow’s Smart City Solutions at Aegean Economic Forum
The first Aegean Economic Forum was held on 25-26 October 2017 in Izmir. Dow Turkey & Central Asia President Ihsan Necipoglu attended the Forum and highlighted Dow’s solutions for smart and resilient cities.
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GE Celebrated its 70th Anniversary in Turkey
Established in Turkey in 1948 as the first foreign industry investor in the country, GE celebrated its 125th anniversary, and 70th anniversary in Turkey, with a special event hosting over 100 executives, driven by the motto "125 Years: A Guiding Light For Change".
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Goodyear Acquires Ventech Systems
Goodyear acquired Ventech Systems GmbH, a leader in automated tire inspection technology, from Grenzebach Maschinenbau GmbH to support fleet services in Europe. This strengthens Goodyear’s one-stop value for fleets by now including premium tires, advanced technology and mobile fleet solutions.
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Developing Resilient Communities
Aiming to build and scale disaster response solutions, IBM Turk has collaborated with Turkish Red Crescent and organized a Project Management Workshop in Istanbul and Ankara.
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The Star of Retail in Ankara: Food & Beverage
JLL Turkey’s “Ankara Retail Report” looks over the shopping centers and the retail sector in Ankara. According to JLL Q3 2017 analysis, Turkey has 393 active shopping centers and Ankara hosts 39 of them.
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Miyamoto in Earthquake Conference
Miyamoto International, known for its expertise in high performance earthquake engineering, presented 6 papers in the 4th International Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Conference (4UDMSK). Submitted papers cover seismic design of base isolated high-rise buildings, hospitals and a datacenter to meet “Operational Performance Level”.
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Mondelēz International Turkey’s New Year Products Are On The Shelves!
Mondelez International launched Chocolate/White Chocolate Covered Snow Man New Year Packages for Oreo biscuits and New Year & Valentines Day specific Toblerone sleeves.
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“25th Year” Pride of Philsa
Philsa (Philip Morris/Sabancı) celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment with events organized in Izmir. The event hosted around 150 retired employees, as well as the current employees.
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“Leap into the Future”
PwC Turkey held its 16th Solution Partnership Platform. With participation of more than 500 people, trends such as the protection of personal data, ERP transformation in financial reports, industry 4.0, e-commerce and blockchain technology, and their effect on the financial world, were discussed at the platform.
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Serap Zuvin Law Offices on Aviation
Serap Zuvin Law Offices sponsored the 29th Annual Conference of International Aviation Women’s Association (“IAWA”); world’s leading aviation professional women’s conference. The conference was held in Berlin between November 8-10, 2017 and brought together the aviation and aerospace industry’s foremost women leaders.
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Xerox Achieved Key Corporate Sustainability Goals in 2017
Xerox has achieved several of its corporate “2020” sustainability goals for energy, Green House Gas (GHG) emissions, water use and Days-Away-From-Work rates across operations globally and is on track to meet most of the remaining goals.
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Baker & McKenzie 20th Year Anniversary
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie International, celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary on September 14, 2017. Over 500 guests from all over the world joined the Esin family at the Four Seasons Bosporus to commemorate the firm's tireless drive and dedication to its clients, community, and industry.
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Becton Dickinson: “Bring Your Children to Work” Day
BD Turkey once again hosted “Bring Your Children to Work” Day to emphasize the importance of work-life balance. BD Turkey invited all the employees’ children to see and experience their parents’ working environment and meet with their parents’ colleagues. BD’s little guests experienced an enjoyable day with scientific experiments, face painting, picture drawing and other activities.
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Chadbourne & Parke Combination with Norton Rose Fulbright
Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright completed a combination on July 1, 2017 and Chadbourne & Parke's Istanbul entity is now known as Norton Rose Fulbright Danışmanlık Hizmetleri Avukatlık Ortaklığı.
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Cisco Unveiled Network of the Future that can Learn, Adapt and Evolve
Cisco introduced intent-based networking solutions that represent one of the most significant breakthroughs in networking. The introduction is the culmination of Cisco's vision to create an intuitive system that anticipates actions, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to evolve and learn.
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Coca-Cola: 10th Turkish Bottling Plant Opening
The Coca-Cola Company and Coca-Cola İçecek (CCI) opened its 10th Turkish bottling plant along with a new Anadolu Etap juice concentrate plant in Isparta on August 12th. The new facilities represent a combined investment of $70 million and bring the total direct and indirect employment of the Coca-Cola system in Turkey to 30,000 people.
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Dow’s 2025 Sustainability Goals Published in Dünya Newspaper
An interview with Dow Turkey and Central Asia General Manager İhsan Necipoğlu was published in Dünya newspaper on August 4, 2017. The interview specifically focused on Dow's sustainability goals, with extensive information on Dow's most recent sustainability report and Dow's vision for leading the blueprint for a better understanding of the role of companies in tomorrow's societies and environment.
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Dow Featured in Turkish Weekly Dünya Executive
Dow Turkey and Central Asia General Manager Ihsan Necipoglu was featured in Turkish weekly Dunya Executive newspaper’s second week issue in August 2017. Necipoglu highlighted Dow's 45+ years of engagement and investments in Turkey.
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EY Maintains Strong Growth Performance on Global Scale
EY, recorded a strong performance in 2017 and maintained its growth for the seventh consecutive year. Combined global revenues of EY grew by 7,8% year-on-year basis and reached US$ 31,4b for the financial year ended 30 June 2017.
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Goodyear Offers Tire Insurance
Goodyear introduced tire insurance in collaboration with AXA Sigorta A.Ş. and AXA Assistance Turkey. Goodyear guarantees tires against wear, tearing, swelling, punctures and cracks. End-users, who purchase 4 Goodyear tires (17" or over) for passenger, off-road or SUV cars with a maximum weight of 3500 kg from participating Goodyear networks, will receive a new tire free-of-charge by paying a fee per tire in case of irreparable damages.
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Hyatt House Gebze to Open in November
Hyatt House Gebze is located in the heart of the industrial neighborhood of Gebze, just steps from Gebze Center Shopping Mall. The Hyatt House Gebze offers 158 casual and authentic rooms and suites with a smartly designed, high-tech and contemporary environment.
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Honeywell Helps Teachers Reach for the Stars
Eight teachers from Turkey have been selected to join more than 200 others from around the world on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a space camp in the US, with the support of Honeywell and the US Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). Through hands-on practical exercises and 45 hours of classroom and laboratory-based sessions, teachers have the chance to identify new, exciting ways to teach STEM subjects.
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JLL Turkey hosted the fourth "Zubizu Art Meeting"
JLL Turkey hosted the fourth "Zubizu Art Meeting". A discussion session took place in the event with Seçkin Pirim, one of the leading artists of contemporary sculpture, under the moderation of Sabiha Kurtulmuş, on the axis of "International Career Adventure of the Artist".
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‘Business Wish Challenge’ Team Building Activities for Corporates
Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. As part of its activities, Make-A-Wish organizes team building activities for corporates. Under the moderation of the foundation, employees can plan and realize the wishes of a child by using their creativity and team building capabilities.
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Dirk Van de Put to Become CEO of Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dirk Van de Put, current President and CEO of McCain Foods, to succeed Irene Rosenfeld as CEO of Mondelēz International, as she steps down effective November 2017.
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Mondelez International in Turkey Has Been Awarded With 2 Stevie Awards
Organized for the 12th time this year in Stevie Awards, Mondelēz International in Turkey, has won the bronze award in the category of “Support Team of the Year” with its “Hotzone Captaincy In Modern & Traditional Channel” project.
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Moroğlu Arseven Hosts Data Protection Webinar with EY Turkey & DataGuidance
Moroğlu Arseven, in conjunction with EY Turkey and DataGuidance, recently hosted a webinar addressing the fundamentals of the Turkish Data Protection Law. Speakers provided a practical overview of the latest developments, as well as key concepts and obligations.
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242 Fresh Graduates Join PwC Turkey Family!
242 fresh graduates have joined PwC Turkey. The average age of these 242 young persons, who were selected from among 4,000 applications, is 24, and 48% of them are women. With these fresh graduates, PwC Turkey employee number has reached 1,700. Young professionals starting work at PwC Turkey have also become part of an international network of 223 thousand people in 157 countries.
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P&G Published its First Citizenship Report
P&G Turkey published its first Citizenship Report in its 30th year in Turkey, summarizing its citizenship efforts in Governance, Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability. The report was launched on Sep 18th with a press conference attended by Thomas Kolster, the international expert in sustainable communication and the author of “Goodvertising”.
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Three New Partners at PwC Turkey
Three new partners were announced at PwC Turkey.  Işıl Uysun from Risk, Process and Technology Services and Salim Alyanak and Sertu Talı from Independent Assurance Services were accepted as company partners on 01 July 2017. This brings the number of PwC Partners to 49.
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PwC Turkey Points to the Importance of STEM Skills
In cooperation with TÜSİAD, PwC Turkey released the report "STEM Requirements in Turkey Moving Towards 2023" highlighting Turkey's need for labour equipped with STEM skills to stay competitive in a global economy steered by technology, innovation and digitalisation. Please click to download the report.
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A Tale of Design Redefined at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
The design philosophy of Ritz-Carlton’s brand new guest rooms and suites gain inspiration by Istanbul’s marvelous silhouette and assorted colors. The new guest rooms and suites are inspired by different layers of color that overlap this historic city like, Gold and copper materials emblematizes sunrise and sunset color scales.
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Xerox as the Sponsor of 23rd Summer Deaflympics
Xerox provided technological support for the 23rd Summer Deaflympics which was held in Samsun between June 18 and 30, 2017 with more than 3000 contestants from 97 countries. Xerox office assistant devices built on the cutting edge Xerox ConnectKey software platform handled the documentary workflow processes. Xerox Turkey operational team worked in order to make sure that the information flow regarding the contests and results circulated flawlessly.
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Amway News
Amway - Women Entrepreneurship Panel in İzmir
Amway organized “Women Entrepreneurship Panel” in Izmir in cooperation with Izmir Chamber of Trade, Turkish Union of Chambers Commodity Exchanges - Women Entrepreneurs Commission and Dokuz Eylül University.
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Baker & McKenzie News
Baker & McKenzie - M&A Investment Seminar in Japan
Esin Attorney Partnership, a member of Baker & McKenzie International supported the M&A Investment seminar series which took place on February 24th in Tokyo and February 27th in Osaka, Japan.
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Baxter International News
Baxter Turkey’s Employees Volunteered at the Charity Event
Baxter employees gathered for a team building and community activity where groups of 6-8 employees assembled 16 bicycles in total for a charity work.
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Becton Dickinson News
BD Research Awards Winners Announced
BD Turkey organized BD Research Awards in partnership with KLİMİK (Turkish Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Association) as part of BD Health Pioneers Program.
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Cargill News
Cargill Hosted Professional Women’s Network (PWN) Members at Istanbul Office to Celebrate IWD
As part of International Women’s Day activities, Cargill organized “Be bold for change” event for PWN members at its Istanbul office on March 15th.
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Chadbourne & Parke News
Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright to Combine
Chadbourne & Parke and Norton Rose Fulbright, two leading global law firms, will join forces in the second quarter of 2017. Following the combination, the firm will be among the largest in the world, with more than 4,000 lawyers in 58 offices spanning 32 countries.
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Cisco News
Cisco Turkey General Manager Kıvılcım: “Lead Digitization from Top Down”
At the Uludağ Economy Summit 2017; Cisco Turkey General Manager Cenk Kıvılcım moderated “The New Digital Wave: Rising Technologies” panel.
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Coca-Cola News
Award-Winning Women Empowerment Project is back for the Second Round
Women empowerment program of Coca-Cola Turkey, the Caucasus, and Central Asia Business Unit, developed in line with global 5by20 target, is kicking-off its second round. In its first year, My Sister Project received International Marcom Platinum Award and MediaCat Felis Award.
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Dow News
Ihsan Necipoglu on Dow’s Smart Solutions at Forum Istanbul
Dow Turkey and Central Asia President Ihsan Necipoglu became a panelist at Forum Istanbul 2017 Conference on May 4th and presented Dow's solutions at the session "Life and Opportunities in the Future". Necipoglu highlighted Dow's high technology solutions in solar energy, water filtration, as well as DowAksa's carbon fiber solutions for wind energy.
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EY News
EY Turkey Continues to Support Women Entrepreneurs with EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ 2017 program
Following last year’s success of the Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program that resulted in strong growth by women entrepreneurs (up 50%), EY Turkey continues with the program in its second year with 10 women entrepreneurs.
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GE News
Turkey's First Digital Power Plant Powered by GE & GAMA Energy
GE and Gama Energy (Gama) signed an agreement to operate the first digital power plant in Turkey.
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Goodyear News
Goodyear Turkey Awarded with “Top Employer Certification”
Goodyear Turkey has been awarded with “Top Employer Certification” by “Top Employers Institute” for the third consecutive time.
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Introducing "Accelerating Performance"
H&S Turkey introduced its most recent and empirical research on organizational behavior and how this can drive shareholder value in Accelerating Performance. The research is based on observations made on 23 companies that have delivered revenue growth and shareholder value that far exceeds their peers.
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Honeywell News
Honeywell’s Smart Airport Technology to Maximize Safety & Efficiency at Turkey’s Newest Airport
Honeywell has signed an agreement with IGA Airports Construction to provide its Advanced Visual Docking Guidance System (A-VDGS) for Istanbul’s new airport which is currently under construction.
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IBM News
IBM Volunteers Leveraging Vocational Education in Turkey
IBM has long brought the education community together, from kindergarten all the way through college, as well as to not-for-profits that support non-traditional students.
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JLL News
JLL Named Among World’s Most Ethical Companies
JLL named among World’s Most Ethical Companies for the 10th consecutive year by Ethisphere Institute. As a company that leads with integrity and aligns principle with action, JLL’s values, culture and strategy includes strong principles of business and professional ethics.
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Wellfest, the first wellness festival in the industry by Johnson & Johnson Turkey!
Established 3 years ago by Johnson & Johnson Turkey employees, the Wellness Team has launched dietitian services, running clinic, support for quitting smoking and a gym center in the head office.
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An Interview: “Is Istanbul Ready for an Earthquake?”
Yusuf Zahit Gündoğdu, President of Miyamoto International Turkey, had an interview with the French magazine Le Petit Journal Turkey on the seismic hazards facing Turkey, possible impacts, how to be prepared and all issues that are on the agenda of the country.
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Mondelez News
Mondelēz Turkey Has Been Awarded with 2 Stevie Awards for its Store Automation Project!
Mondelēz Turkey’s ‘Perfect Store Automation Project’ has won the silver award in the category of “Sales Support Team of the Year
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Moroğlu Arseven News
Moroğlu Arseven and Team Members Receive Awards for a Range of Practice Areas
Moroğlu Arseven was recognized by Chambers & Partners for three practice areas in the 2017 Global Awards, where six individual team members were also acknowledged for their work across a diverse range of practice areas
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Novo Nordisk News
Novo Nordisk Received ‘Best Employer Award’
Novo Nordisk Turkey received the “Best Employer Award” from Aon Hewitt, an independent research organization.
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PepsiCo News
PepsiCo is Among the Top Three Employers in Europe
PepsiCo Turkey has been recognized as one of the top employers in Europe, for the last two consecutive years by The Top Employers Institute, an independent organization that analyses the practices of employers around the world.
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PMI News
Tobacco Cultivation and Development Project
Philip Morris/Sabancı continues its contributions to the regional economy through the “Tobacco Cultivation and Development Project” initiated in 2009 in Adıyaman and Hatay.
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P&G News
P&G Celebrates its 30th Year in Turkey with a World-Class Investment
P&G Turkey revealed an investment of 250 million TL to its manufacturing plant in the Gebze Organized Industrial Zone along with the celebration of its 30th year in Turkey.
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Steelcase News
Steelcase & Microsoft: Join Forces to Design Technology Enabled Spaces to Boost Creativity
Steelcase, and Microsoft Corp. have joined forces to explore the future of work, developing a range of technology enabled spaces designed to help organizations foster creative thinking and better collaboration.
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The Ritz Carlton News
"Best Workplace Award" to Marriott International Hotel Company
Aon Hewitt, one of the world's most prestigious researcher in human resources and management consulting, has announced "Aon Best Employers 2016" research results.
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Xerox News
Xerox Named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies
Xerox was cited as being among the world’s most ethical companies for 11th consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute, an Arizona-based organization that measures corporate ethical standards.
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