Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante | Mexico City | Hogan Lovells

Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante

Counsel Corporate & Finance


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Sakar Almirante Maria Aldonza

Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante
Sakar Almirante Maria Aldonza
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Aldonza Sakar’s professional goal is to identify her clients’ main interests and needs, and structure their transactions accordingly. She focuses on optimizing her clients’ market position and avoiding material and/or relevant risks to their interests.

Aldonza focuses on structured finance, banking, securities, and corporate law. She is highly proficient in senior secured credit transactions, including collateral agreements, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), implementation of special purpose vehicles (SPVs), as well as securitization programs (public and private). She is highly communicative, open, and attentive to the needs of her clients, so she can provide concrete and customized solutions, including high-level legal memoranda and legal opinions. During the last six years, she has also provided advice to rating agency companies under public securitization programs.

Over the last 17 years, she has worked in the Finance practice for Hogan Lovells and other prestigious international law firms, always identifying and solving the needs and interests of her clients related to corporate and finance transactions and restructures, including M&A transactions and due diligence processes.

Aldonza obtained her law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (ranked in the top three law schools in Mexico City) and has obtained several law certificates from postgraduate and professional studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho and the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. 

Representative experience

Advising on the sale and transfer of account receivables through factoring agreements derived from a facility agreement between CEMEX México and CA-CIB.

Participation and advice to Banco Santander, S.A. (Spain) in the implementation of a financial factoring contract, for the total amount of USD$150m granted to Mabe.

Advising on senior secured exchange offerings including financing and security documents deriving therefrom, and issuance of, legal opinions for such effects.

Participation and advice to Standard and Poor’s México in issuance programs and public securitizations protected by credit rights, as well as in the issuance of the respective legal opinions.

Advising on restructures including M&A transactions, coordinating applicable due-diligence for such effects, and on issuances of applicable reports, legal opinions, and transaction documents.

Advising Hewlett Packard Mexico in corporate and assets restructures, negotiating BPA, APA, and STA, coordinating due diligence, and issuing corresponding reports.

Advising several clients and credit institutions in secured and unsecured credit transactions.

Advice and representation to BNP Paribas in a bilateral loan granted to Crédito Real for the amount of USD $30m.

Advice and representation to CA-CIB for the implementation of a financing program and financial factoring protected by collection rights generated by GM Financial for the total amount of MXN$3b.

Advice and representation to CA-CIB for the implementation of a financing program and financial factoring protected by collection rights generated by CEMEX, for the total amount of MXN $1,800m.

Participation and advice to Santander S.A. (Spain) in various financing and factoring operations covered by collection rights.

Participation and advice in several structured financing, private financing programs protected by collection rights, or private securitizations.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2004


Banking and Finance (Mexico)

Legal 500 Latin America