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Celeste Boeri Pozo

Counsel

Celeste Boeri Pozo is Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Her practice focuses on International Corporate Finance. She has experience handling syndicated and bilateral loan facilities; structured and trade financings; cross-border and domestic secured financings; mergers and acquisitions; project financings; and general corporate and commercial practice for multinational corporations and international financial institutions with a particular focus on Brazil and other Latin American countries. Celeste has participated on a variety of complex, cross-border matters across the region. She has been named a “rising star” in the 2012 and 2013 editions of Super Lawyers in Florida.

Professional Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Florida State Bar
  • Editor of The American Bar Association Commercial Law Newsletter
  • Member, UCC Committee, ABA Business Law Section and Article 9 Revision Task Force
  • Member, President’s Council, Florida International University  

Recognition

  • Ranked Super Lawyers in Florida, Rising Star 2012 and 2013
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “40 under 40” Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County

Practice Groups and Other Information

Education Information

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2004, Member of Chicago Law Review and Chicago Journal of International Law
  • Florida International University, B.A., 1999, cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2005
  • Florida, 2006

Languages

  • Spanish

Highlighted Matters

  • Represented Santander as arranger in a US$500 million revolving credit facility to finance offshore operations of a Brazilian construction conglomerate.
  • Represented HSBC as arranger and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi as administrative agent for a US$350 million pre-export and working capital facility for a Brazilian industrial group.
  • Represented BAC Credomatic Holding in the sale to GE Capital Global Banking of 25.1% of its ownership stake in BAC Credomatic, which has retail banking operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas.
  • Represented HSBC as lead arranger in a US$1.3 billion pre-export and revolver facility for a Brazilian steel exporter.
  • Represented WestLB as lender in a US$40 million revolving secured loan to a Mexican, software group.
  • Represented Carlos Casado S.A., an Argentine agribusiness company in establishing over-the-counter American Depositary Receipts program.
  • Represented BBVA, Citi, Societe Generale and WestLB as joint lead arrangers in a US$1.3 billion pre-export and working capital facility for a Brazilian industrial group.
  • Represented HSBC in a US$120 million multi-tranche structured supply chain trade finance transaction for an international trading company for its Brazilian operations, secured by receivables, CPRs and soybean inventories.
  • Represented Dresdner Bank AG as arranger in a US$50 million secured pre-export loan facility for a Brazilian poultry exporter.
  • Represented DF Deutsche Forfait as arranger, administrative agent and lender in a structured commodity finance transaction for an export prepayment finance facility for a Brazilian producer of soybeans.
  • Represented a Brazilian bank in connection with various international financings and the establishment of an account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Highlighted Pro Bono Matters

  • Representation of a nonprofit property management company in the negotiation and documentation of a grant agreement to fund renovations to a low-income housing complex, required by the municipality for older buildings. ​

Highlighted Publications and Lectures

  • "Mitigating Risks to Commodity Financing in Brazil", co-authored with Amy Dulin, published in February 2008 edition of Latin Finance.
  • "Foreign Affairs Power Doctrine Wanted Dead or Alive: Reconciling One Hundred Years of Preemption Cases", published in Volume 41 of the Valparaiso University Law Review (2006).
  • "How to Solve Argentina’s Debt Crisis: Will the IMF’s Plan Work?" published in Volume 4 of The Chicago Journal of International Law (2003).

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