State Bar of Florida
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Illinois
Brazilian Bar São Paulo Chapter
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private equity/Venture Capital
Family Office & Multi-Family Office Practice
Latin America and Caribbean Practice
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency
J.D., Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
LL.M., Law, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
C.B.A., Business Administration and Management, General, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
LL.B. Law, Universidade de Sao Paulo
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 skill set 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). Mr. Hwu 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, Mr. Hwu was the co-founder of PAG, a boutique law firm in Miami focused on 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). Mr. Hwu started his career as a capital markets counsel for Unibanco (now Banco Itaú-Unibanco) in São Paulo, Brazil.