Melissa Ashdown | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Melissa Ashdown

Associate, London

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Overview

Melissa is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She has experience representing arrangers, issuers and managers on a range of debt capital markets and structured finance transactions.

Prior to joining White & Case, Melissa worked in the London and Melbourne offices of a leading global law firm, where she focused on structured finance and banking work.

Bars and Courts

  • Victoria, Australia

Education

  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law
  • Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne

Languages

  • English

Experience

Acted for Deutsche Bank, Citibank and Banca IMI as arrangers and senior notes subscribers in relation to the issuance of €366,300,000 Class A Asset-Backed Floating Rate Notes due 2029 and €138,000,000 Class B Asset-Backed Variable Rate Notes due 2029 by Indigo Lease S.r.l. in connection with the securitisation of a pool of monetary claims and other connected rights arising out of a portfolio of lease contracts.

Acted for an Italian corporate as issuer and call option purchaser in relation to the issuance of €400,000,000 zero-coupon equity linked bonds and related OTC cash-settled call options.

Acted for a French corporate as issuer and call option purchaser in relation to the issuance of US$1,200,000,000 Non-Dilutive Convertible Bonds due 2022 and related OTC cash-settled call options.

Acted for a leading bank as administrative agent and senior lender on the issue of notes in connection with a CLO warehouse.

Acted for a number of collateral managers and issuers on the redemption of notes under existing CLOs.