Mariela Inés Melhem has a renowned experience in domestic and international business law, mergers and acquisitions and global trade compliance involving multiple jurisdictions, including Europe, Japan, Latin America, United States and the Middle and Far East.
She regularly advises clients on domestic and international commercial contract agreements and compliance matters, including export control regulations, economic sanctions, anti-corruption and supply chain issues. She also regularly provides counsel to both domestic and international clients on corporate compliance programs including creating and assessing compliance and training risk assessments, as well as conducting and evaluating anti-corruption due diligence and compliance in the context of foreign investments and mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Melhem is a partner and member of the Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions and Compliance and Corporate Crime practices at Mitrani, Caballero & Ruiz Moreno. She was the first female partner at Mitrani Caballero Ojam & Ruiz Moreno. Previously, she was an associate with the Corporate Department of BakerBotts, LLP, New York Office (1998-1999), and visiting attorney at the Business & International Department of Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Houston, Texas (Summer Program, 1998).
She has participated as a speaker in local and international seminars and conferences. She is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and of the City of Buenos Aires Bar. She is part of the academic group of the Argentine Association of Ethics and Compliance (Asociación Argentina de Ética y Compliance) in the national and international certification program.