Bios of the Board Members
Rayhan Asat is an international specialist in Hughes Hubbard &Reed’s Washington, D.C. office. Rayhan works primarily with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group. She assists with anti-corruption internal investigations, compliance audits, business partner reviews, and other due diligence efforts. Rayhan has extensive experience in Central Asia, Canada, Turkey, and China.
While at Harvard Law School, Rayhan became a teaching fellow and partnered with a leading Harvard Business School professor to teach a course on emerging markets. Prior to Hughes Hubbard, Rayhan worked at Herguner Bilgen Ozeke, a leading Turkish law firm, and the Istanbul office of an international law firm, where she assisted with construction disputes, including construction arbitration matters. Rayhan loves exploring the intersection between law and business. She completed the Harvard Business School Online Disruptive Strategy Program. Rayhan has been appointed as the Chair of Women Entrepreneurship Initiative by the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs.
Alper is an Istanbul based lawyer advising his clients in various areas of business law. Early in his career he worked in international law firms. He primarily focuses on transactions and disputes relating to mergers and acquisitions. His experience in acquisitions varies from equity-based public and private takeovers to non-equity-based deals involving acquisition of spun-off business assets, customer contracts, distribution portfolios and real estate-based acquisitions. He has advised his clients in joint venture and share option arrangements, as well as in disputes stemming from these arrangements. He has represented his clients in disputes and settlement negotiations before local and international chambers and arbitration tribunals including International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and GAFTA.
Alper is also an expert on media law and advises prominent media players in their production, distribution and broadcasting transactions across the MENA region. He is fluent in English and Turkish and he is currently an enthusiastic learner of Arabic. He is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association and the European Corporate Governance Institute. For more information see here.