Suzana Sava-Montanari is a counsel in the London and Paris offices of Latham & Watkins. Ms. Sava-Montanari is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group and Derivatives Practice.
Ms. Sava-Montanari regularly advises financial institutions, buy side market participants, and corporations in connection with derivatives and structured finance transactions and regulatory matters under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) as well as other EU prudential regulation.
Ms. Sava-Montanari has advised investment banks, sovereigns, and corporates in relation to structuring and implementing their general or finance-linked hedging strategies (FX, interest rate, and commodity) or using equity derivatives in strategic transactions. She also advised investment banks and institutional or UHNW investors on a wide variety of structured credit, fund-linked, or tax driven investments delivered through debt securities, balance sheet CLOs, OTC derivatives, or ordinary equity.
Ms. Sava-Montanari’s regulatory practice consists of assisting EU and non-EU financial institutions, asset managers, and corporates with their regulatory compliance requirements under EMIR, including in connection with clearing, margining, and reporting, as well as in their dialogue with the European rule-making bodies in the context of the legislative process.
As part of her pro bono work, Ms. Sava-Montanari assisted, through the Financial Services Volunteer Corps in Washington, D.C., the Albanian Financial Services Authority in preparing its new Investment Funds Law. She is also one of the leaders of Latham & Watkins’ Women Enriching Business network.
Suzana Sava-Montanari has been recognized in the Accessing New Markets and Capital category.
FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2019