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Susanna Stern
susanna@LLSlex.com
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 2017

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 The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. as the Administrative Agent in a syndicated US$180 million pre-export financing for Caramuru Alimentos S.A. in September 2015
Represented Bic Banco in a US $200 million loan transaction with the Inter-American Development Bank.
Represented The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ as the Administrative Agent in the US$50 million financing for Amaggi recognized by Trade Finance Magazine's as a "Deal of the Year" in 2012.

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 on In Internation 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

Education:
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