Former Coca-Cola Operations Legal Counsel and Local Ethics Officer for the Turkey Region Ece Sarica has been appointed to IP Counsel, Europe at Coca-Cola GB in London.
Sarica has been with the Coca-Cola Company since 2019 as its Operations Legal Counsel and Local Ethics Officer for the Turkey region, under the Eurasia & Middle East Operating Unit (former Turkey, Caucasia, and Central Asia Business Unit).
Before moving in-house, she was an Associate Lawyer with Paksoy, between 2017 and 2018, an Associate with the Akol Law Firm, between 2015 and 2017, and an Associate with DLA Piper, between 2011 and 2015.
"I am thrilled to join the amazing global IP team that safeguards the billion-dollar loved brand portfolio of the Coca-Cola Company," Sarica said. "Managing such iconic brands in a large region like Europe entails a highly sophisticated business environment consisting of many different countries, stakeholders, dynamics. In this aspect, I am grateful to have a strong local basis to build on as having served as the General Counsel for the Turkey region for two and a half years before moving to this challenging regional position and I hope to continue adding value to what I do as a global lawyer at this great company."