King & Spalding Recruits Finance Partner Maya Melnikas in Moscow

King & Spalding Recruits Finance Partner Maya Melnikas in Moscow 
MOSCOW, RUSSIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 --  King & Spalding has
recruited Maya Melnikas, a well-known figure in the Russian legal
market and corporate and banking worlds, as a finance partner in its
Moscow office as part of the firm's continued commitment to develop
its international finance offerings. Melnikas joins King & Spalding
from White & Case, where she was a partner and co-head of financial
restructuring and insolvency in the central and eastern European
"Maya is an outstanding lawyer with a market-wide reputation. We
welcome her to our office and the firm," said Sergey Komolov,
managing partner of King & Spalding's Moscow office. "She strengthens
our finance, restructuring and financial-sector mergers and
acquisitions capability in Moscow, where we look forward to
continuing our growth with additional lawyers in the future."  
Melnikas concentrates on bank finance, financial restructuring and
mergers and acquisitions in the financial and capital markets
sectors. She also has advised on financial transactions and
acquisitions in the real estate, telecommunications and natural
resources sectors. Her in-depth experience in international
transactions related to the Russian Federation includes representing
Societe Generale in a record-setting US$2.3 billion, multi-stage
acquisition of Rosbank, Russia's top private consumer bank, from the
Interros Group. She also advises the Industrial Union of Donbass, a
diversified metals group with assets in the Ukraine, Poland and
Hungary, in the restructuring of the group's debt. She recently
advised Capital Partners on a US$750 million refinancing of Moscow's
Metropolis Shopping Centre with Sberbank and represented
Promsvyazbank, a large Russian privately owned bank, in a US$350
million loan from a syndicate of banks led by WestLB and Bank of
America Securities Limited. Melnikas is ranked in Chambers Global and
IFLR 1000. She received a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a
B.A. degree from Harvard University.  
"The recruitment of a market-savvy finance and financial sector M&A
partner of Maya's stature deepens our bench of international
expertise," said Carolyn Alford, leader of King & Spalding's finance
practice. "Her arrival will be a significant benefit to our financial
institutions clients, extending the scope of services we provide them
for their high-profile, high-value work."  
Melnikas is the sixth partner the firm has attracted to its financial
institutions practice in the past eight months. She follows the
additions of Jesse Austin (Atlanta), Matthew Bromberg (Atlanta),
Angela Hayes (London), Craig Lee (Atlanta) and Chris Molen (Atlanta). 
Melnikas said: "I am delighted to join King & Spalding. It has a
splendid reputation, a fast-growing international network and a
collegial, team-oriented atmosphere. I look forward to being deeply
involved in the further growth of both the Moscow office and the
King & Spalding's finance practice has more than 50 lawyers located
in offices across the United States, Europe and the Middle East
representing lenders, investors, funds and borrowers in finance and
other commercial transactions. These include a wide array of
investment grade and sub-investment grade credit facilities on both a
syndicated and single-lender basis. 
About King & Spalding
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King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad
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and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six
continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains,
uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding
the business and culture of its clients. More information is
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