I mean, they really really like Cuba:
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, achieved a milestone ranking in Chambers Latin America as one of the top four law firms in the Cuba: Corporate/Commercial category for law firms based abroad. Akerman is the only U.S. law firm to receive this distinction. In addition, Augusto Maxwell, chair of Akerman's Cuba Practice, has been singled out as a leading lawyer in Cuba Corporate/Commercial law, becoming the only U.S.-based lawyer to earn this recognition.Chris Carver, get me a nice cigar please (better get one for yourself, too)!
The 2016 edition of Chambers Latin America noted: "[The] respected Cuban practice group of this 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."
The recognition by Chambers follows similar acknowledgement of the firm's Cuba Practice from publications such as CNN Money, which featured Akerman as "Corporate America's Go-To" law firm for companies seeking to do business in Cuba. Click here to view this news.
Akerman is at the cutting edge of Cuba policy, leading frontline discussions for more than a decade among the U.S. government and industry leaders on the future of U.S.-Cuba relations. Akerman lawyers and public policy advisors handle complex Cuba-related matters by leveraging relationships with policymakers within the United States and Cuba. The Akerman Cuba team provides legal and regulatory guidance, business intelligence and government affairs support.