Susanna Stern
Tel: +1 617 742 1500 ext. 102

Susanna has extensive experience in domestic and international corporate and finance transactions with a special focus on structured cross border bank finance in Latin America. Her years of work and study in Brazil have given her unique experience and perspective which contribute to her effectiveness as an advocate.

Once again, Susanna is listed as a top Latin American Lawyer in Chambers Latin America 2022 and Chambers Global 2022

Practice Areas:
Bank finance, syndicated lending, secured lending
Trade finance, commodities finance, import and export finance
Restructuring, workouts and modifications
Derivatives, structured transactions
Equipment and project finance
Commercial finance, receivables purchasing, letters of credit
Legal /regulatory matters, general business and contracts

Recent Transactions:
Represented an American institutional lender in a US$44 million long-term structured agricultural finance transaction with a Mexican agribusiness
Represented San Miguel, an Argentine fresh fruit and citrus processing company, in a US$100 million loan from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Inter-American Development Bank, and Rabobank in November, 2018
Represented US finance company Latitude20 Capital Partners in a US$8 million financing to Paraguayan agribusiness Compañía Dekalpar

Affiliations and activities:
Lectures to Legal Division of the Brazilian Association of International Banks (ABBI) and Brazilian Federation of Banks (FEBRABAN) in São Paulo, Brazil
Panel on Doing Business in Brazil, International Section of American Bar Association, Spring Conference 2007
Article in International Law Practicum 2009: New York Credit Agreements with Brazilian Promissory Notes

Previous Experience:
Vice President, legal counsel, Banco Citibank S.A., São Paulo, Brazil Associate, Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, New York

Swarthmore College, B.A. 1986 in Philosophy
University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. 1991, Note & Comment Editor of the University of Wisconsin Law Review
Pontifical Catholic University (PUC), Certificate as Specialist in Brazilian business law, 2002

English - Portuguese - Spanish

Admitted to practice in New York and Massachusetts