Mr. Melhem 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 joined Allende & Brea in 1994 while still a law student. In 1995 he became a member of the Banking Law Department. 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 received his degree in 1995 at Universidad de Buenos Aires. In 2000, he obtained his LL.M. in Banking and Capital Markets Law from University of Illinois.