Sandra is an Of Counsel at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, S.C. For over a decade, Sandra has advised domestic and international companies in different sorts of business transactions and regulatory matters with highly complex real estate and infrastructure components. Her legal representations range from domestic issuers and Mexican Public Private Partnerships to international lenders and developers on insurance, debt and equity securities offerings as well as tender offers. She has gained unique experience with Mexican REITs (FIBRAs) and related corporate governance and compliance matters.
During her career’s junior years Sandra worked at the Legal Department of Aseguradora Latinoamericana overseeing corporate governance matters and also as a Junior Associate with financial litigation boutique, Yarto y Narro, S.C. on credit facilities and financial matters. She developed her passion for the real estate business as Legal Manager for New Ventures at ARA PDCC (Promotora y Desarrolladora de Centros Comerciales). In 2012 Sandra joined premier architectural firm and real estate developer Grupo Sordo Madaleno (in association with Walton St. Capital) to run the legal department, where she led the negotiations and administration of the 2nd and 3rd stages of the group’s flagship development –Antara Polanco– as well as on the incipient stages of ARTZ Pedregal. Prior to joining the Firm in 2018, from 2016 through 2017 Sandra was Chief Legal Officer for ION Financiera’s syndicate for its Mortgage REIT project.
Some of the companies that Sandra has represented in relevant transactions are the following:
- Prodemex, in the negotiation and legal implementation of M&A transactions for the acquisition of infrastructure assets in the State of Durango.
- High net worth families and individuals in the acquisition, disposition, and management of real properties, both for investment and for estate planning purposes.
- A world-leading international chain in the development and marketing of timeshare, with its first iconic project in Mexico.
Sandra is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from Escuela Libre de Derecho and has post-graduate studies on Real Estate and Corporate Finance, as well as Commercial Law from the same institution. She also coursed Senior Management Program at IPADE in Mexico City.
Sandra is a Spanish native speaker and is fluent in English.