BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Counsel - EMEA in Istanbul, Turkey

Job Description Summary

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

An exciting opportunity to join the EMEA Legal team of BD, a leader in medical technology

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel (EMEA) based in the UK, you will be part of a dynamic, high calibre team interacting with senior stakeholders across the business. Supporting the Middle East and North Africa, Saudi Arabia and Turkey regions within BD’s EMEA business, your responsibilities will include:

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a range of commercial agreements including distribution, sale, supply and procurement agreements.

• Advising the business on employment law, competition law, litigation, real estate and other matters as they arise

• Providing advice on corporate governance, ethics and compliance, particularly trade compliance matters.

Job Description

As a Senior Counsel and the lawyer responsible for the relevant region, the individual is expected to work autonomously and be capable of developing a proactive, mutually supportive relationship with senior business leaders and country leadership across the region, supervise and guide litigation and conflict resolution, act as a guarantor/mentor on policy and values issues, and help ensure a compliance and ethics based legal support environment. The individual will also liaise with other corporate and shared functions, maintain close alignment with and contribute to Company and Law Group initiatives, and regularly inform the Assistant General Counsel of developments in the region.

Legal Qualification

  • Qualified in Turkey.

Background and Experience

  • Experience within the legal department of a major multinational company or a premier law firm

  • Experience of negotiating and drafting national and international commercial contracts

  • Strong understanding of ethics and compliance matters

  • Experience of other general areas of business law such as company and employment law.

Key Attributes

  • Integrity, honesty and a demonstrated capacity to take stands and defend positions

  • Flexible, able to work in a rapidly changing business environment

  • Solid business judgment

  • Ability to work autonomously within a complex matrix structured global business

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – capacity to facilitate and influence managers at all levels

  • Ability to appropriately prioritise and deliver tasks with concurrent deadlines to tight timescales

  • Willing to travel internationally, as required.


  • Turkish and English. Working knowledge of French and/or Arabic would be an advantage.

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Primary Work Location

TUR Istanbul - Rüzgarlıbahçe Mah

Additional Locations

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BD is a leading global medical technology company that creates medical technology, devices and laboratory equipment for a variety of needs across the healthcare continuum. At BD, we are looking for candidates who possess passion, innovative solutions and a commitment to our one mission of improving access to groundbreaking medical and biotechnology services for people near and far, delivering state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge research in the battle to fight and cure infectious diseases. With a global reach that extends across 50 countries worldwide, our network of professionals collaborates on effective measures to deliver enhanced patient quality such as lower health care delivery costs, improved health care and safety, and expanded health care for all. Join our company and see how you can become a part of one global mission to make a difference in human health.