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Hogan Lovells International LLP
Große Gallusstraße 18
60312 Frankfurt am Main
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Work Department

Corporate and Finance




Sina Hekmat has nearly 30 years of experience advising clients on cross-border transactions. His particular focus includes sophisticated corporate, securities, and business transactions, with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.

Sina’s fluency in a number of languages, deep experience with diverse cultures, and admission to bars in multiple jurisdictions make him uniquely suited to the needs of the firm’s international clientele. He represents underwriters, issuers, and shareholders in U.S., European, and global public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, specifically in the automotive, telecommunications, software, energy, and financial services industries. He also advises issuers and underwriters in U.S.-registered and European Prospectus Regulation-approved sovereign, investment grade, and high-yield debt offerings, and represents global investment firms in transactions involving asset-backed securities, derivatives, and other structured finance products.

Sina also advises strategic and financial acquirers as well as sellers and target companies in a number of U.S., European, and global mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes tender offers, exchange offers, and hostile takeovers of publicly traded companies, as well as acquisitions (including management and/or leveraged buyouts) and dispositions (including auction sale) of business units and divisions. He represents multinational corporations in connection with cross-border joint ventures, and advises various investment firms with acquisitions and dispositions of distressed assets and non-performing loans, real estate portfolios, and portfolio companies.

From 2016 until 2019, Sina was a lecturer at the postgraduate program Executive Master of European and International Business Law (E.M.B.L.-HSG) at the University of St.Gallen, Switzerland.


English, Farsi, French, German


J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1993

M.B.A., Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, 1993

B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, cum laude, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: global offerings

Hogan Lovells US LLP has significantly expanded its global offerings practice in recent years, not least through the impact of Richard Aftanas, a senior hire in 2020. This builds on the firm’s pre-existing success in Latin America offerings, in part through the Sao Paulo office, along with sovereign offerings and structured finance transactions. The capital markets team is also making solid progress in offerings originating in Europe. Emil Arca  is a leader in structured finance transactions, including diversified payments rights deals. Evan Koster  is a key figure in energy-related offerings and sovereign transactions. Sina Hekmat  splits his time between New York and Frankfurt, and regularly advises on deals involving European issuers. All other named partners are based in New York.