Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante
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.
As a skilled lawyer, Aldonza is highly communicative, open, and attentive to the needs of her clients, so that she can provide concrete and customized solutions.
Aldonza focuses on structured finance, banking, and corporate law. She is highly proficient in credit transactions, including collateral agreements and mergers and acquisitions.
During the last 10 years, she has worked in the finance area for Hogan Lovells, as well as other prestigious international law firms, always identifying and solving the needs and interests of her clients related to corporate and finance restructures and M&A work.
Structuring and documentation of all types of leasing operations, including security and collateral agreements.*
Structuring and formalization of aircraft, watercraft, and real estate operations.*
Negotiation and formalization of facility agreements with credit institutions.*
Issuance and placement of subordinated preferred and non-preferred obligations as well as perpetual obligations of credit institutions.*
Legal risk and compliance audits of credit institutions, shares and assets sale-purchase agreements, and statutory audits for these purposes.*
Negotiate and formalize corporate restructures including merger and acquisitions for corporate governance clients.*
Implementation and monitoring of legal audits. Compliance with global standards, legal risks, and relevant legal provisions.*
Implementation of covenants and global standards (FATCA) in contracts.*
Structuring and documentation of credit transactions, unionized facility agreements, including collateral and security agreements.*
Focused and participated in structured finance, securitization, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.
*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.