Sayın Law & Consulting

Sevda Aydın Alemdar

Managing Partner Sevda Aydın Alemdar
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Sevda Aydın Alemdar has worked as a legal counsel for approximately twenty years in the legal and compliance departments of international companies such as Frito-Lay, PepsiCo, and Nutricia. Within leadership teams, she has provided guidance on legal and regulatory matters that could impact the activities and business goals of the companies.

She is experienced in bringing a strategic perspective and business understanding to legal solutions in complex projects and has expertise in managing uncertainty.

Most recently, she served as the Head Legal Counsel and Compliance Leader at Danone Turkey’s Legal and Compliance Department. In the companies she has worked for, including those in the fast-moving consumer goods and health sectors, she has managed company mergers, share transfer transactions, and capital increase/decrease processes.
She has provided legal counsel on distributorship-agency relationships, acquisitions, production, leasing, storage, advertising, and sponsorship contract preparation, negotiation, and termination.

At PepsiCo and Danone, she led the legal structuring processes for e-commerce and mobile application digital platforms in Turkey. She participated in merger processes at FritoLay-Pepsi and Hayat-Sırma, as well as ongoing restructuring and integration projects, offering legal advice on various issues to teams, especially in labor law and commercial law.

Sevda Aydın Alemdar has extensive experience in managing compliance programs and has conducted numerous internal audits and investigation processes. She played a role in the formulation, harmonization, and implementation of both local and global compliance policies. Leading the ethics and compliance team for many years, she represented companies in investigation and audit processes at various institutions, including the Competition Authority and the Personal Data Protection Authority.

In addition to being a brand representative, Sevda Aydın Alemdar has served in significant roles in the registration and launch of many international brands in Turkey.

She has been recognized as one of Turkey’s most influential and innovative in-house counsel by The Legal 500 in 2017, 2019, and 2022. In those years, she also appeared on The Legal 500 GC Powerlist Turkey.

Sevda Aydın Alemdar leads in the FMCG and health sectors, providing support in immigration law, international law, and international debt recovery, primarily in Washington DC and other locations for our clients.

Master, George Mason University, Amerikan Law
Master, Dokuz Eylül University, European Union Law, 2007
Bachelor’s Degree, Çankaya University Faculty of Law, 2003 
Bar Association Registration
Istanbul Bar Association 
The American Bar Association