Akerman is the Leading U.S. Firm in Cuba Relations
Summary: Akerman’s Cuba Corporate/Commercial Practice and chair Augusto Maxwell were the only U.S.-based members recognized in Chambers Latin America 2016 edition of top firms and lawyers.
Chambers Latin America has awarded Akerman LLP with a special recognition for their 2016 edition. The firm is the only U.S. firm to be featured as the top four firms in the Cuba: Corporate/Commercial category list. Akerman’s Cuba Practice chair, Augusto Maxwell, was also listed as the leading lawyer in the same category. He is the only U.S.-based lawyer to gain this achievement.
The edition notes, “The respected Cuban practice group of the U.S.-based corporate powerhouse benefits from a decade of experience in the local market. What distinguishes Akerman from other U.S. law firms is that they have very strong Cuban relationships. They are highly professional and know the law, but they are also good, pragmatic business lawyers.”
Akerman’s Cuba Practice has received recognition from other publications like CNN Money. The publication rated Akerman as “Corporate America’s Go-To” for companies attempting to conduct business in Cuba.
With improved relations between the U.S. and Cuba, this achievement for the law firm will only improve their standing as a top 100 law firm. They have already been leading the way for over a decade with the U.S. government and industry leaders in discussing how to continually improve relations. The lawyers and public policy advisors at Akerman currently leverage relationships between policymakers in the U.S. and Cuba to make complex Cuba-related matters happen.