Sina Hekmat > Hogan Lovells International LLP > Frankfurt, Germany > Lawyer Profile

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

Germany > Capital markets > Debt capital markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP is best known for assisting banks, state-related lenders and, although to a lesser extent, corporate clients with debt issuances, the updating of debt issuances and commercial paper programs as well as related capital markets transactions; here, Jochen Seitz (capital markets and financial regulatory law) is regularly in charge. The team’s advice recently particularly focused on green and sustainable bonds as well as related requirements of the EU Sustainable Finance Regulation and taxonomies. With Sina Hekmat (who divides her time between New York and Frankfurt) the group is also well equipped for US-related matters. Sven Brandt (DCM and structured finance) leads the team.

Deutschland > Kapitalmarkt > DCM

Hogan Lovells International LLP ist insbesondere für die Unterstützung von Banken und staatsnahen Kreditinstituten sowie zu einem geringeren Anteil von Corporates bei Anleiheemissionen, der Aktualisierung von Debt Issuance- und Commercial Paper-Programmen als auch für die Begleitung von Kapitalmarkttransaktionen unter diesen Programmen bekannt. Hier findet man regelmäßig Jochen Seitz (Kapitalmarkt- und Finanzaufsichtsrecht) an der Federführung. Während des Berichtszeitraums legte man innerhalb dieses Beratungssegments einen besonderen Schwerpunkt auf grüne und nachhaltige Anleihen sowie die damit zusammenhängenden Anforderungen der EU-Verordnung für nachhaltige Finanzierungen und Taxonomien. Mit Sina Hekmat (neben Frankfurt auch von New York aus tätig) ist man außerdem für Mandate mit US-Bezug gut aufgestellt. Sven Brandt (DCM und strukturierte Finanzierungen) leitet das Team.