Melissa van der Merwe
Founder and Director – DeriviDoc


Melissa has a BA LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. She also qualified in New York and was admitted to the New York Bar in February 2006.

Melissa is a derivatives lawyer with more than 24 years of experience in the industry. She worked for JPMorgan Chase Bank in London for 8 years in their legal department primarily negotiating the ISDA®, GMRA and GMSLA Master Agreements.

On returning to South Africa in 2007 Melissa founded DeriviDoc which, 15 years on, has grown into the leading legal consultancy in the OTC derivatives space. DeriviDoc’s advisory and training services are sought after across the African continent.