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Celeste Boeri Pozo


Celeste Boeri Pozo is counsel in the Miami office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Her practice focuses on International Corporate Finance and Uniform Commercial Code matters. Ms. Pozo has participated in a variety of complex, cross-border matters across the Americas. She has experience negotiating syndicated and bilateral loan facilities, including structured and trade financings, and other types of cross-border and domestic secured financings. She has also worked on financing mergers and acquisitions, project financings as well as general corporate and commercial matters for multinational corporations and international financial institutions, with a particular focus on Brazil and other Latin American countries. As an active member of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section, Ms. Pozo is currently serving as Chair of the International Commercial Law Subcommittee.

Professional Activities

  • Chair of the International Commercial Law Subcommittee of the ABA Business Law Section, Uniform Commercial Code Committee
  • Member, President’s Council of Florida International University
  • Editor of the American Bar Association Commercial Law Newsletter 2012-2015


  • Ranked Super Lawyers in Florida, Rising Star 2012-2015
  • 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


  • Spanish

Highlighted Matters

  • Represented Viacom International Inc. in connection with secured debt financing relating to the acquisition of new businesses.
  • Represented the lead arranger in a US$110 million syndicated secured loan to a Mexican company in the technology industry.
  • Represented Banco Santander as arranger in a US$1 billion multi-currency revolving working capital facility for a Brazilian steel conglomerate and its subsidiaries.
  • Represented MetLife in connection with a series of loans totaling over US$200 million to a special purpose vehicles secured by real estate assets in Brazil.
  • Represented BNP Paribas as arranger and issuing bank in a US$150 million revolving letter of credit syndicated facility to support project finance transactions of a major Brazilian construction company.
  • 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 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 HSBC as lead arranger in a US$1.3 billion pre-export and revolver facility for a Brazilian steel exporter.
  • 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.

Highlighted Pro Bono Matters

  • Participation in  United Way of Miami-Dade  Task Force  responsible for reviewing and updating the Policies and Procedure Manual of United Way of Miami-Dade, including analysis of legal issues and drafting revisions adopted by the Task Force.  Providing other legal assistance to United Way of Miami-Dade with respect to certain general business operations.
  • 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

  • “Intercreditor Agreements: What Bankruptcy Lawyers Need to Know About Them and Their Enforceability”, panelist, ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee Meeting, Miami, FL (September 29, 2015).
  • “Worldwide Receivables Financing: How to Navigate the High Seas of Securing Accounts Arising from International Trade”, chair and panelist, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA (April 16, 2015).
  • “So You Think You Know What Law Applies to Your Transaction? Avoiding Malpractice and Other Unpleasant Surprises: A Primer on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods”, chair and moderator, ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (September 11, 2014).
  • “The Lender Asked for What? Understanding Financing Documents from the Borrower’s Perspective”, panelist, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2013).
  • "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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