Mr Thomas Mellor > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
101 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
NEW YORK
United States

Work Department

Latin America Team; Finance

Position

Thomas represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of debt finance transactions in the United States and globally, including syndicated, club and bilateral lending transactions (investment grade and leveraged) as well as project finance and restructuring transactions. He has particular experience in cross-border financings (especially in Latin America, Europe, and Asia) as well as financings with structural or other sorts of complexity. Tom has been ranked by Latinvex as one of Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers (2014-2015).  Chambers Latin America 2017 has ranked Tom in Banking & Finance, Latin America-wide.

Education

Bates College; The American University in Cairo, 1988–1989, Visiting Student; UCLA School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP has a well developed Latin America banking and finance practice. It is noted for its strength in corporate lending, restructuring and securitisation. It has seen further growth in direct lending, particularly in Mexico, along with a series of fintech engagements in Brazil. The firm has a fine history in corporate lending in Brazil and has achieved further prominence in corporate lending and restructurings in Chile. New York partner Thomas Mellor is co-chair of the Latin America group and has an extensive record in corporate lending in Brazil and other Latin American jurisdictions. John Crespo is the other co-chair of the team and provides further senior firepower, alongside Humberto Padilla Gonzalez and Felipe Alice. Named individuals are based in Houston unless stated otherwise.