Mr Melhem joined Allende & Brea in 1994 while still a law student. After receiving his degree in 1995 at University of Buenos Aires, he joined this same law firm, becoming a member of the Banking Law Dept. In 2000, he obtained his LLM in banking and capital markets law from the University of Illinois and he was made a partner of the firm in 2003.
He 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.