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Noah P. Melnick

Linklaters LLP

New York, NY, USA


Noah has experience representing leading financial institutions, hedge funds, investment managers, insurers and other large corporates in connection with a wide variety of plain vanilla and exotic derivatives (e.g. IR, FX, commodity, equity, credit, fund-linked, etc.); repos and securities lending arrangements; prime brokerage arrangements and related documentation; CLNs and structured products; securitization (e.g. whole business and receivables), repackaging and related matters.

Noah has provided advice in respect of a variety of asset types, including, commodities (base metals, bullion, grain, oil, natural gas, carbon credits, etc.); fund-linked products; power and energy bonds; airplanes; municipal bonds; credit cards; trade receivables; CDOs (all varieties), CLOs, RMBS and CMBS, and repackaging of same; as well as various other structured finance and derivatives matters.

Noah has acted as deal counsel and review counsel on numerous cash, hybrid and synthetic CDOs (bespoke single tranche, multi-tranche and complex hypothetical capital structures) CDO2s and CLOs.

Noah has advised a wide array of sophisticated multinational clients in respect of risk mitigation, prime broker/counterparty insolvency risk, and various other matters relating to central counterparty clearing, netting and protected contracts and related security arrangements under the U.S. insolvency regime. Recently, Noah advised a consortium of leading OTC derivatives dealers in connection with the structuring of an intermediated client clearing platform for interest rate swaps through one of the world's largest clearinghouses.
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