Melissa Ratchev

Melissa Ratchev

Senior Associate

Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5340

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Melissa is a senior associate in the international corporate practice in London, advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactional and advisory matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. She has worked for a number of clients in a wide variety of industry sectors. Melissa has a broad range of experience in general corporate and commercial matters, cross-border acquisitions and joint ventures, corporate governance, corporate restructurings and equity capital raisings.

Melissa was seconded to SABMiller's mergers and acquisitions team in 2013 for six months and again in 2015 for 12 months, working on various aspects of AB InBev's £79 billion takeover of SABMiller.

Education and admissions


Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2012

LL.B., London School of Economics, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

ITV on its acquisition of the Twofour Group

SABMiller on its £79bn acquisition by AB InBev

SABMiller on its €2.55bn sale of its Peroni, Grolsch and Meantime businesses to Asahi

Novartis on its US$16bn portfolio transformation transactions with GSK

Luxaviation on the sale of its aircraft maintenance and repair business to Dassault Aviation

Zopa on its £60m private fundraising

Daimler on its investment in the Mercedes team

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