Carlos M. Melhem

Carlos M. Melhem

Mr. Melhem joined Allende & Brea in 1994 while still a law student. After receiving his degree in 1995 at University of Buenos Aires, he joined this same law firm, becoming a member of the Banking Law Dept. In 2000, he obtained his LL.M. in Banking and Capital Markets Law from University of Illinois.

He worked in the New York offices of  Clifford Chance in 2000 and 2001 as a foreign associate in the Cross Border Finance and Mergers and Acquisition Department, being involved in various financing operations and buy-outs in Latin America.

He returned to Allende & Brea in Buenos Aires in 2001 and he was made a partner of the firm in 2003.

He is an expert on commercial and banking law and has advised local and international companies and banks in all aspects of lendings, structured financings, commercial lendings and other collateral structures.

He also regularly advises clients on derivative transactions, foreign exchange regulations and regulatory issues involving the Argentine Central Bank. He has a long experience in the Argentine payment system and the credit and debit card industry.

He is a member of the Committee of Banking Lawyers of Argentina and a member of the Banking Committee of the International Bar Association.

Mr. Melhem has been cited as a leading practitioner in Banking & Finance law by, among others, Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 Latin America, International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) and Latin Lawyer 250.