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Dean Menegas


EMTA Vice Chair
Spinnaker Capital Limited

Dean Menegas is a founding member of the Spinnaker Capital Group management team, and the Group’s General Counsel since its inception in 1999. He is responsible for the legal and regulatory affairs of the group's investment management companies and its Emerging Markets funds.

Mr. Menegas was Legal Counsel to the Credit Agricole Indosuez Emerging Markets division; seconded from Dewey Ballantine, he was responsible for the in-house legal affairs and documentation of the division throughout its existence from 1991 to 1999.  He has been a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences on sovereign debt, Emerging Markets and derivatives documentation.  He was previously a corporate associate at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Mr. Menegas holds a B.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the international law journal; and an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.  He serves on the External Advisory Council of Princeton’s Center for Public Policy and Finance.

Mr. Menegas currently serves as EMTA Vice Chair.  He was elected to EMTA's Board in October 2002.  He served previously as EMTA's European coordinator, and has led numerous EMTA working groups in creating market practices and form documentation.