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Melissa Alwang

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Melissa Alwang is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Alwang is a member of the Finance Department and the Banking, Capital Markets and Restructuring, Insolvency & Workouts Practices. Her practice focuses primarily on the representation of major financial institutions in leveraged finance transactions, including international financings, acquisition financings, debtor-in-possession and exit financings and asset-based facilities.


Finance Partner


United States: Finance

Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Within: Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Latham & Watkins LLP’s team is is highly regarded in the equity-linked derivatives market and regularly acts as issuer and underwriter counsel in convertible bond offerings. Following Regency Centers Corporation’s acquisition of Equity One, Rafal Gawlowski and Melissa Alwang advised Citigroup on an amendment and restatement of a margin term loan facility, which originally included shares in the target company. Courtenay Myers Lima acted for Bank of America on the sale by its subsidiary of various fixed income indices to Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). The team works in conjunction with Witold Balaban’s capital markets and financial institutions departments, and also has expertise in securities regulation and fintech. In 2016, counsel Catherine Lee joined the firm from JP Morgan, where she was an executive director and assistant general counsel.

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