Melo is the senior partner in the firm. He was called to the Bar in England and Gibraltar in 1982 and is a member of the Middle Temple. Melo heads up both the Financial Services and Private Client teams.
As a recognised leading individual in the banking and finance sector, Melo is heavily involved in financial services related work including advising on the establishment of collective investment schemes and funds incorporated in Gibraltar as well as banks and insurance companies. Melo is a former member of the Financial Services Commission and former chairman of the Bar.
Melo is also an internationally recognised leader in the field of Private Client practice, advising numerous clients in relation to legal matters affecting their wealth, taxation or estate planning.
He has been described as “exceptional” and a “mature, calm lawyer with a lot of experience” in Chambers Global.