“an out-of-the-box thinker and an amazingly pleasant and approachable individual”
Melissa Raciti-Knapp of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP co-heads the Latin America practice for the US team and is especially well known for her activity on project finance work in Mexico and Brazil. She is experienced working for both lenders and borrowers on a wide range of projects.
Melissa Raciti-Knapp is a favorite among clients, who note: ‘There is nothing about project financing that she doesn’t know.’ She recently advised Abertis on the acquisition of interest in Autopistas Metropolitanas de Puerto Rico. Her practice includes matters arising from the energy, mining and TMT sectors.
An expert in Latin American projects
Melissa Raciti-Knapp is a project finance partner and co-head of the Latin America practice at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP. She acts for lenders, including commercial banks, multilaterals and ECAs, and sponsors in the USA and Latin America. Industry sources say: ‘She has outstanding technical knowledge and is very effective at driving people to a consensus.’
New York partner Melissa Raciti-Knapp is best known for her advice on the lender side of Latin American project financing mandates in infrastructure and energy lines. She has significant experience of advising in jurisdictions across Latin America, with sources describing her as ‘a bright, high-end lawyer who is doing a good job.’