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May 17, 2018
Cadwalader today announced that Melis Acuner has joined the firm’s London Disputes Group, expanding the firm’s transatlantic litigation and international arbitration capabilities.
Acuner joins Cadwalader as a Special Counsel from Skadden, where she advised for over ten years clients in high-profile cross-border disputes, criminal and civil investigations, and regulatory matters. Acuner’s practice focuses on arbitration and litigation, with an emphasis on complex multijurisdictional disputes.
“We are very pleased that Melis is joining our team,” said Greg Petrick, managing partner of Cadwalader’s London office. “She is the kind of high-quality, client-focused and entrepreneurial trusted advisor we like to add to our team.”
In 2016 and 2017, Acuner was named a Future Leader in arbitration by Who’s Who Legal. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce and has acted in numerous international commercial arbitrations under the auspices of leading international arbitral institutions.
Acuner also has experience defending government inquiries and conducting internal investigations related to anti-corruption, money laundering and fraud. She has conducted reviews of corporate compliance provisions and structures, and advised on the improvement of these structures and related policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect potential violations of law. She has acted for corporations, individuals and governments across a range of industry sectors, including oil and gas, energy, telecommunications, consumer goods, media, construction, banking and finance, insurance and pharmaceuticals.