Fellow Professionals

We love what we do and are always on the lookout for new colleagues and partners. If you identify with what we do, let’s talk. Email Conrad (French or English) at conrad.daly@3rdhull.com or Melis (Turkish or English) at melis.avunduk@3rdhull.com

Conrad is a cross-border legal and risk policy expert and has served as a Legal Advisor at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. for the past 7 years. At the World Bank, Conrad’s work has been predominantly at the intersection of points of law and technology, notably in matters pertaining to cyberspace and identity management. He has advised in field operations, and has been invited to present at various international gatherings. He has also worked on matters including justice reform, governance and anti-corruption, the right to education, and facilitating UN agency engagement in World Bank-financed operations. He has also analyzed Bank litigation risks (due process; denial of justice; defamation), and cleared investigatory referral and redacted reports from the Bank to national authorities.

Clients often appoint Conrad with managing legal services for financing of international development projects, notably for projects in the Middle East, Francophone Africa and the Americas. In that regard, he has identified, vetted, and coordinated appropriate local and outside legal experts, at various levels, for clients. He has advised and assisted on international dispute resolution matters, both with regard to arbitration and mediation, as well as working on intellectual property matters and contractual issues. As the Secretary of the International Mediation Institute’s Investor-State Mediation Task Force, he has helped draft Investor-State Mediator Competency Criteria (September 2016), as well as one expert submission to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (September 2017) and two expert submissions to the European Commission (March 2017 and July 2014).

A dual U.S. and French attorney, Mr. Daly graduated with a Juris Doctor and Masters in Law from the Cornell University and the Ecole de droit de la Sorbonne (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne). Conrad is a published expert in several areas, appearing as a co-author in the World Bank’s Toolkit for Combating Cybercrime (2017), and as a contributor several publications on European agency law and governance, regulatory and compliance matters, including anti-money laundering regimes, anticorruption, privacy and data protection.”

Contact: conrad.daly@3rdhull.com

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Melis represents clients in cross-border mergers & acquisitions, takeovers and shareholder disputes. She has extensive experience across the lifespan of such endeavours and transactions, from exploratory due diligence to structuring and through to negotiating agreements and detailed contractual terms. She has undertaken every stage of setting up public-private partnerships (PPPs) and assisted in varied project development matters, especially negotiating both engineering procurement & construction (EPC) contracts and supply and installation contracts for energy and infrastructure projects in Turkey.

With significant commercial and entrepreneurial experience, Melis has served as embedded counsel, acting as In-House Counsel, for several clients, where she provided day-to-day advice to clients on specific regulatory and competition issues, and energy, data protection and labor law questions, as well as general commercial matters.

Melis was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers where she led cross-border transactions under its rigorous quality standards.

Melis holds an LLB from Istanbul’s internationally renowned Koç University, and earned her M.B.A. at the University of Bath.

Contact:  

melis.avunduk@3rdhull.com

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Pro Bono

We actively contribute our expertise to public bodies and non-profit organizations on relevant projects.
Send Raz an email at raz.rau@3rdhull.com in Portuguese or English if you think we can be of service.

Raz is an experienced facilitator who has extensive experience crafting, negotiating and rehabilitating cross-border joint venture arrangements in Lusophone Africa and the Americas, and has successfully mediated and negotiated resolutions of cross-border disputes.
In certain situations, he has been appointed as In-House or Special Counsel, where he manages internal projects requiring a high level of discretion, in Lusophone Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Prior to projects with 3rd Hull, Raz practiced corporate law with King and Spalding.
Raz coordinates our Pro Bono efforts and partners, and is especially active in the global anti-Human Trafficking movement.
Raz is a graduate of both Northwestern University in Chicago and Cornell University in New York, and graduated with a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School.

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