Margarita Oliva Sainz de Aja

Baker & McKenzie LLP

Margarita Oliva is a partner in the Firm’s New York office. She advises financial institutions and corporations with regard to financing and commercial transactions across Latin America. She also serves as Chair of the Latin Finance Practice from North America.

Margarita has extensive experience in project finance matters — particularly, in helping major multilateral agencies, commercial financial institutions, sponsors and ECAs to structure and negotiate complex, multijurisdictional infrastructure and energy transactions.

She also advises clients on a variety of general bank finance, capital markets and corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and outsourcings.


  • IESE Business School (Senior Executive Program (SEP) Women in Business Scholarship) (2013)
  • Harvard Law School (LL.M. Fullbright Scholar, honorary scholarship from Real Colegio Complutense) (1995)
  • Universidad de Granada (J.D.) (1992)
  • Universita degli Studi di Bologna (International and European Law Erasmus Program Scholarship) (1991)


  • New York~United States (1998)
  • Spain (1996)

Representative Legal Matters:

  • Represented IFC in connection with an approximately USD 420 million loan to Axion Energy Argentina to expand and upgrade its Campana Refinery in Argentina.
  • Advised a major multilateral agency on its bank loan to a Paraguayan financial institution for the financing of agricultural and other projects in Paraguay.
  • Advised the lenders to a consortium in the bidding phase of the Arturo Merino Benitez International airport in Santiago, Chile.
  • Represented the group of lenders (led by Banco Santander) in the project financing for the first FARAC fund reprivatization of certain roads as well as their improvement, maintenance and operation.
  • Represented InterBank, Itaú, Bancolombia and COFIDE in the USD 120 million financing for Grupo Gloria’s acquisition of an ethanol plant and 13,000 square hectares of land in Peru previously owned by Maple Energy.


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