Suzana Sava-Montanari is a partner in the Paris and London offices of Latham and Watkins. Ms. Sava-Montanari is a member of the firm’s Financial Institutions Industry Group and Structured Finance and Derivatives Practices. 

Ms. Sava-Montanari regularly advises investors on a wide variety of structured credit, fund-linked or tax driven structures, including securitizations, capital relief trades, cash and synthetic CLOs, public and private debt, hybrid capital market issues, and OTC derivatives. She has also advised 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.

Ms. Sava-Montanari’s regulatory practice includes advising 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.

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 was also one of the leaders of Latham & Watkins’ Women Enriching Business network.


Recognized as a Next Generation Partner. The Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Recognized as a Rising Star. According to clients, “Suzana Sava-Montanari is very competent, experienced, smart and pleasant to work with.” The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

Recognized in the Accessing New Markets and Capital category. FT Innovative Lawyers Europe Awards 2019 

Ranked in Tier 1 in The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 in Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitization.

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Bar Qualification

  • Avocat (Paris)
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, BPP Law School, 2003
  • LLB, London School of Economics, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Spanish