The Akol Attorney Partnership in Turkey is no more, at least in its relationship with White & Case in Turkey, as Managing Partner Meltem Akol has concluded her relationship with the White Shoe Firm.
Pinar Aksakal Aydin is Legal Counsel at Zorlu Holding, one of the largest corporate groups in Turkey, where she leads Zorlu Energy, managing a team of 11 lawyers and reporting directly to the Zorlu Holding Head of Legal. Zorlu Group companies are active principally in the areas of textiles, electronics manufacturing, energy, and financial services. Aydin joined Zorlu Holding in January 2009 and – with the exception of a brief period at Avea Iletisim Hizmetleri in 2012 – and has been there since. Before joining Zorlu Holding she spent a year at the well-known Eryurekli & Fidan law office, and a little over a year at the Salih Zeki Bayten law office.
Baker & McKenzie and the Esin Attorney Partnership, its Turkish arm, have advised a group of commercial lenders on the EUR 541 million Adana Integrated Healthcare Campus Project, one of Turkey's first Public Private Partnership (PPP) hospital projects to reach financial close. Willkie Farr & Gallagher advised the sponsors and White & Case acted for the overall lender group.