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Miriam Karam

Counsel

mkaram@crowell.com
Phone: +44.20.7382.4881
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ

Miriam Karam is a counsel in the London office of Crowell & Moring. She specializes in distressed debt and claims trading, structured transactions, and special situations. Miriam advises investment banks, broker dealers, and other financial institutions, including hedge funds on the trading of domestic and international syndicated bank loans, debt instruments, and distressed assets, in particular, insolvency claims and post-reorganization equity.

She has extensive experience in the pre-investment review and analysis of credit documentation of both investment grade and non-investment grade borrowers in a variety of sectors and specializes in the LMA and LSTA secondary trading documentation.

Miriam is involved in cross-border transactions throughout Europe and the United States. She represents clients on the purchase and sale of par and distressed loans and bonds of borrowers domiciled in the U.K., U.S., Asia, and Europe (including France, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Italy). She also advises clients in connection with claims trading and investment and has extensive experience representing the creditors of the insolvent Icelandic banks and investors of MF Global UK Limited.

Miriam served as a secondee on the secondary loan trading desk of a tier one investment bank in London and, in addition, as part of the global special situations group of a large asset manager.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an attorney with Kibbe & Orbe LLP.

Education

  • University of Westminster, London, LL.B. honours in law (2005)
  • College of Law, London, Diploma in Legal Practice (2006)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2012

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, Loan Market Association (LMA)
  • Member, Solicitors Regulatory Authority
  • Member, 100 Women in Finance

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