Maya Melnikas


King & Spalding
Tsvetnoy Bulvar, 2
Moscow, 127051

Tel: +7 495 228 8506
Fax: +7 495 228 8599


Maya Melnikas is a partner in King & Spalding’s Global Finance practice, resident in the Moscow office. Ms. Melnikas is active in King & Spalding’s corporate finance and restructuring practices. She also has deep experience the regulation and mergers and acquisitions in the financial sector.

Ms. Melnikas represents financial institutions, borrowers and investors in all types of secured and unsecured lending transactions, with a focus on hybrid debt-equity instruments.

King & Spalding has one of the world’s preeminent and most active financial restructuring practices. The firm is regularly listed by The Deal as among the 10 most active bankruptcy law firms in the United States based on representations of debtors, creditors and other assignments in active bankruptcy cases. The team is comprised of more than 30 lawyers in offices in Atlanta, New York, Houston, Frankfurt, London and Moscow.

The bankruptcy and restructuring practice focuses on representing financial institutions (including banks, non-bank lenders, private equity firms, hedge funds and investment banks) in connection with in-court and out-of-court financial restructurings and workouts. Our practice includes representing institutional lenders and other secured creditors, buyers and sellers of assets in connection with distressed M&A transactions, parties involved in bankruptcy/ insolvency related litigation, and companies/debtors (including financially distressed portfolio company investments held by private equity firms and hedge funds). The practice covers all segments of the economy, with particular emphasis on the healthcare, energy, real estate, retail, agriculture, manufacturing, media, and telecommunications sectors. Our lawyers are regularly retained in large bankruptcy cases, insolvency proceedings and out-of-court workouts in matters arising throughout the United States, Europe and Russia.

Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm also represents hundreds of clients with new ventures and mid-sized companies in emerging industries.

Long-standing client relationships are one of the surest barometers of a law firm’s success in meeting its clients’ needs for legal services. King & Spalding lawyers pride themselves on developing continuing client relationships that are productive, professional and collegial. The firm is one of only 52 law firms that have been on the BTI Client Service A-Team for 12 consecutive years—representing only 8% of the law firms serving the Fortune 1000.

The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, its uncompromising commitment to quality and its dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients.

“Maya Melnikas of King & Spalding is a banking partner who is recognised for her experience in the area of restructuring and bankruptcy proceedings”
Chambers & Partners, 2015