Luciana Aquino-Hagedorn, a partner in Goodwin’s Financial Industry, Private Equity, Private Investment Funds and Real Estate Investment Management practices, has diverse experience in both portfolio management and as a transactional lawyer. She focuses her transactional practice on direct investing, cross-border emerging market investments and investments in real assets, including sustainable timber and agriculture, and has particular expertise structuring and negotiating complex investments, restructurings and exits, in addition to managing general legal requirements for these investments on an ongoing basis with sensitivity to the implications of local laws. Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn is co-leader of the firm’s Impact and Responsible Investment (IRI) practice, member of the steering committee of the firm’s Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CRED) and member of the firm’s Pro-Bono Committee.
Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn is a member of the Boston Bar Association and the International Bar Association. She is a member of The Winsor School Corporation and of the Greenlight Fund's Selection Advisory Committee.
Prior to rejoining Goodwin in 2015, Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn was Senior Vice President of Natural Resources at Harvard Management Company (HMC), where she was involved in all legal aspects of HMC’s natural resources investment portfolio, overseeing U.S. outside counsel and foreign counsel in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Australasia, including M&A, corporate governance, real estate, risk management, compliance, litigation and employment. Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn also served as a vice president in HMC’s Compliance Department, which included experience with FCPA, OFAC and UK Bribery Act compliance. Prior, Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn was an associate in Goodwin’s Boston office, where she counseled clients on a broad range of financial services transactional and regulatory matters. She also previously worked as a foreign associate for Linklaters in New York City and began her legal career at Le Pera & Lessa in Buenos Aires.
Ms. Aquino-Hagedorn’s experience includes representing:
- Folium Capital in its formation, the formation of global forestry and agriculture funds, in addition to investment and compliance matters
- U.S.-based international forestry asset manager in the acquisition of forestry assets in South America for a separately managed account
- U.S. institutional investor in the structuring and sale of an investment in forestry in Eastern Europe*
- U.S. institutional investor in the structuring of investments in vineyards and water rights in North America using a private REIT structure*
- U.S. institutional investor in the sale of interests in the largest plantation forest in New Zealand to institutional investors*
- U.S. institutional investor in the structuring and of greenfield investments in land and water rights for avocados in South America *
Boston University School of Law
Columbia Law School
Universidad de Buenos Aires