Suzana Sava-Montanari is a counsel in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins specializing in debt capital markets, structured finance and derivatives.
Ms. Sava-Montanari’s practice focuses on debt capital markets transactions where she regularly advises international clients on MTN programs, stand-alone investment grade, high yield and hybrid bond issues.
On the structured finance side, she advises clients on repackaging transactions and bespoke structures, including managed products as well as OTC derivatives transactions. In the last years, Ms. Sava-Montanari has advised arrangers, asset managers and institutional or UHNW investor subscribers on a wide variety of structured credit, fund-linked or tax driven transactions delivered through debt securities, balance sheet CLOs, OTC derivatives or ordinary equity.
In relation to derivatives, Ms. Sava-Montanari advises on equity, credit, fund and energy derivatives, as well as on stock-lending transactions.
As part of her pro bono work, Ms. Sava-Montanari assisted in 2009, through the Financial Services Volunteer Corps in Washington, D.C., the Albanian Financial Services Authority in preparing its new Investment Funds Law.
Ms. Sava-Montanari started her career in 2003 at Herbert Smith in London and then in Paris, where she was involved in project finance especially in the energy sector. She joined Latham as an associate in September 2005. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Sava-Montanari worked as a journalist at Reuters in London for a year, focusing on financial and macroeconomics news.
Ms. Sava-Montanari is frequently involved in external events organized by Latham's Women Enriching Business network and has previously served on Latham’s Associates Committee, comprised of associates and partners responsible for managing reviews, work assignments, associate policies and bonus allocation and playing a role in partnership recommendations.