New York and Florida - active
Sao Paulo and Illinois - inactive
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private equity/Venture Capital
Family Office & Multi-Family Office Practice
Latin America and Caribbean Practice
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law - JD
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law - LL.M.
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management - CBA
Universidade de Sao Paulo - Law School - LL.B.
Mr. Hwu is a trusted adviser to several family offices and investors from Brazil and Latin America in the U.S. Mr. Hwu, a native Brazilian, has developed a unique skillset in representing Brazilian and LatAm emerging growth companies in corporate structuring, VC financing rounds, acquisitions and exits (including Fintechs, Edtechs, Legaltech, Insurtech, E-commerce and AI-enabled companies). He also represents Latin American conglomerates and corporations in all facets of expanding their operations (organically or through acquisitions) into the U.S. and Europe.
Prior to joining CKR Law LLP, Mr. Hwu was the co-founder of PAG, a boutique law firm in Miami focused in venture capital and middle-market corporate and securities transactions. Mr. Hwu acted as Deputy General Counsel for Dufry AG, a public Swiss travel retail company with global operations and as transaction counsel for a major Chicago-based financial services firm (Guggenheim Partners). Earlier in his career, he was a corporate associate at Sidley & Austin (Chicago), Barack Ferrazzano (Chicago) and Weil, Gotshal & Manges (New York). He started his career as a capital markets counsel for Unibanco (now Banco Itaú-Unibanco) in São Paulo, Brazil