Melissa Butler

Partner, London


“Melissa Butler is a US-qualified lawyer who focuses on US securities matters, particularly debt and equity issuances out of Sub-Saharan Africa, the CIS and CEE. Sources appreciate her ‘incredible amount of jurisdiction-specific knowledge’.”
Chambers UK


Melissa Butler is a Partner in the Capital Markets group of White & Case LLP. She has experience representing public and private issuers and underwriters in offerings in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A, and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, and SEC-registered equity offerings.

Adept at navigating the legal intricacies of complex, cross-border transactions, she has advised on some of the most innovative and complex transactions in frontier markets in recent years. Her significant experience, handling major debt offerings in often volatile and challenging markets, has made her a valued resource for sovereign clients, financial institutions and corporates.

Bars and Courts
New York
Georgetown University Law Center
University of Colorado
Highest Distinction


Awards and Recognition

Financial News's Top 20 Most Influential in Legal Services, 2021

Band 1 – Debt Capital Markets, Chambers UK 2021

Leading individual – Debt Capital Markets, The Legal 500, 2021

Leading individual – Emerging Markets, The Legal 500, 2021