Melissa Raciti-Knapp

Melissa Raciti-Knapp

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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Melissa is the global co-head of Freshfields’ Latin America practice and co-head of the firm’s US energy and infrastructure group. She represents sponsors and lenders in a variety of project development and financing transactions around the world, including in Latin America. Her sector experience includes power (both renewable and conventional), mining, oil and gas, waste water and telecoms. Melissa is fluent, and regularly negotiates, in Spanish.

Melissa is a contributing editor to Latin Lawyer's online reference guide for project finance, and is co-author of the 2015 and 2016 Argentina chapter, together with law firm Gonzalez & Ferraro Mila. She is listed in the Women in Business Law: Banking and Finance Expert Guide, and is recognised as a leading lawyer by Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer, Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US and PLC Which Lawyer, and as one of the Latinvex top 100 lawyers for Latin America. Melissa was also recognised by Euromoney as one of the “Top 10 Most Influential Women in Energy in the United States”.

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