Maya Melnikas

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

Maya Melnikas

Maya Melnikas

Partner at King & Spalding LLP

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Maya Melnikas is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Finance practice, resident in the Moscow office. Ms. Melnikas is active in King & Spalding’s corporate finance and restructuring practices. She also has deep experience the regulation and mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector.

Ms. Melnikas represents financial institutions, borrowers and investors in all types of secured and unsecured lending transactions, with a focus on hybrid debt-equity instruments.

Selected recent representations include:

* Advising Sberbank Investments in numerous mezzanine and quasi-equity transactions with corporate clients in the natural resources and manufacturing sectors.

* Representing the lender in a complex EUR 150 million back-to-back commodity prepayment financing.

* Advising a Russian microfinance and consumer analytics start-up on several debt and equity investments and its employee incentive plan.

* Advising Alfa Bank, Bank UralSib, Deutsche Bank, Unicredit Group, RBS and Svenska Handelsbanken on regulatory, operational, sanctions and FATCA issues in Russia.

* Representing VTB Capital in its investments into the White Square and White Garden office developments in Moscow.

* Representing one of the largest Russian construction holdings in a US$600 million debt and equity investment by Sberbank.

Ms. Melnikas holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in Economics cum laude from Harvard University.

King & Spalding brings together more than 100 finance lawyers located in offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East to represent lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in the full range of secured and unsecured financings. In each of 2014 and 2015, we closed approximately 200 finance transactions for our clients, amounting to over $120 billion in aggregate financing.

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JD

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

AB in Economics, cum laude

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Partner & Co-Head
1993 - 2013

White & Case is an international law firm that helps companies, governments and financial institutions achieve their global ambitions. Their clients face complex challenges, and their lawyers innovative approaches consistently deliver results for their clients.

Partner
2013 - ?

King & Spalding LLP is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in many offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm's success in meeting its clients' needs for legal services. The company's lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. The company was established in 1885 and it is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$300
2008

Former President of United States

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Maya Melnikas is affiliated with White & Case LLP, King & Spalding LLP

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