Maria Sendra

Maria Sendra

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Maria Sendra has built a disruptive technology and finance practice that helps companies to scale innovation globally by leveraging capital markets, private equity, and technology relationships in key jurisdictions around the world. She has managed international teams of over 500 experts, in helping to globally scale start-ups, as well as Fortune 500 companies, venture capital, private equity and investment banking efforts in disrupting a wide variety of industries, including data analytics, finance, IoT, energy, cleantech, biotechnology and genomics, digital healthcare, entertainment, consumer goods, real estate, digital and smart cities, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, retail and e-commerce sales and scaled revenue strategies. She has structured and managed domestic and international manufacturing, R&D, distribution, financing, licensing and strategic alliances and businesses linking California innovation to financial markets in New York, London, all over Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

In addition, Maria has worked on and/or advised on over 50 initial public offerings, including on the Nasdaq, NYSE, BM&F BOVESPA, and AIMS exchange. Maria has a strong background in molecular biophysics and biochemistry. She ran a research lab as a student at Yale University, and worked as a filmmaker at Harvard University.

Concentrations

  • Private equity financings & venture capital 
  • International & domestic manufacturing, R&D, distribution, financing, licensing and strategic alliances
  • Complex technology licensing
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Initial public offerings
  • SEC compliance
  • Corporate governance
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of consumer distribution and technology operations in blockchain and cryptocurrency developments. 
  • Representation of multiple constituents, including start-ups, industry leaders, and technology arms in various facets of Digital and Smart City structuring and implementation.
  • Representation of Digital Media & Entertainment Content Provider in establishment of operations and technology platforms. 
  • Representation of Venture Capital operations in various financial technologies. 
  • Representation of ecommerce leader in strategic venture financing of media and content provider.°
  • Representation of a U.S. wind power technologies portfolio company in multiple rounds of U.S., U.K., Norwegian and Russian investments.°
  • Representation of a U.S. private equity firm in a solar joint venture in the Middle East.°
  • Representation of a U.S. private equity firm in the potential restructuring of a global renewable energy developer on issues related to Spanish and Polish operations.°
  • Representation of a U.S. private equity firm in an ethanol joint venture investment in Latin America.°
  • Representation of a clear air emissions company in multiple rounds of private UK, US and public AIM financing.°
  • Representation of a UK private equity investor in a U.S. reorganization and the New York Stock Exchange listing of a semiconductor manufacturer.°
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 strategic investment arm regarding advanced medical technologies in the U.S., France and Australia.°
  • Representation of a Japanese company in a collaboration with a U.S. biotech firm involving monoclonal antibody technology.°
  • Representation of multinational companies in the establishment of foreign manufacturing and operations facilities.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Sendra prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Women of Influence List, Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2017
  • Strategic Advisor, Weal Life, 2015-Present
  • Director, Institute of Americas, 2014-Present
  • Strategic Advisor and Founder, Weal Life, a digital health application, 2015-Present
  • Affiliate, Stanford University Digital Cities, 2016-Present
     

Credentials

Education
  • M.A., with distinction, Indiana University
  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
    • Recipient, Award for Excellence in Written Advocacy

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Yale University
Admissions
  • California
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent
  • French, Fluent
  • German, Conversational
  • Valencian, Fluent