Melina Kapeliou

Head of Investment Structures & Vehicles, European Investment Bank

Melina Kapeliou is the Head of the Investment Structures & Vehicles team within the Legal Service of the European Investment Fund (EIF). Prior to joining the EIF, Kapeliou worked in London as an associate at the US law firm, Fried Frank, where she focused on capital markets transactions and advised large publicly-listed companies on mergers, takeovers, senior secured bond offerings, as well as on a variety of securities regulation and corporate governance matters, including reporting and disclosure obligations under the US securities laws.

She started her career as a lawyer at Debevoise & Plimpton in Frankfurt and also spent a year at the European Commission dealing with foreign direct investment matters.  She holds an LLM in Corporate Law and Governance from Harvard Law School, an LLM in Finance from the Institute for Law and Finance in Frankfurt and a BA in Law from the Law Faculty of Athens.

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