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Clara Rego Calderón, LL.M. (Chicago)

Senior Associate

Clara Rego Calderón, LL.M. (Chicago)
English, German, Spanish
Practice Group

Clara Rego Calderón has extensive experience in cross-border acquisition financing for lenders as well as borrowers, restructuring and borrowing base financings, primarily in the car industry. Additionally, Clara focuses on ECA-covered export financing with particular emphasis on Latin America.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Clara worked for a number of years in an Argentine law firm, advising clients on capital markets, lending and venture capital transactions. Clara is admitted to the bar in Frankfurt (as a foreign lawyer), New York, USA, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, and can advise her clients in English, Spanish and German. She studied law at the Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, and completed a Master’s program at the University of Chicago Law School.

Representative experience

Advising Prospitalia GmbH on the acquisition of 100% of shares in Pro Care Management GmbH (PCM), the largest purchasing service provider in the food sector.

Advising HNA Group Co Ltd. on the €1.5bn debt and equity financing related to the acquisition of Swissport Group.

Advising Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam Branch as co-ordinating mandated lead arranger on a €300m borrowing base financing to VDM Metals Group.

Advising an international consortium of banks on the acquisition of Heidelberger Lebensversicherung AG and Skandia Lebensversicherung AG.

Advising ETERNA Mode GmbH on a promissory note loan by Deutsche Bank.

Advising Ares Management Limited on their unitranche financing of Kohlberg & Company's acquisition of winter sports group, Marker Dalbello Völkl.

Advising Vapiano SE on a syndicated loan in the amount of €200m.

Advising CTDI GmbH on its first syndicated financing arranged by a consortium of banks, namely Commerzbank, Deutsche Postbank, HSBC and IKB.

Advising CAERUS Debt Investments AG on the financing of a hotel portfolio for HR Group.

Advising Berlin Hyp AG on its acquisition financing of the Triforum in Cologne with German Estate Group.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., The University of Chicago, 2004
  • Abogado, Universidad Católica Argentina, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Buenos Aires
  • Frankfurt (as registered foreign lawyer)
  • New York

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