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Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, is recognized by Chambers among the world’s leading law firms in Latin America, with standout lawyers handling complex disputes and transactions throughout the region.
The firm’s Cuba practice was again recognized among the six best in the Corporate/Commercial category for law firms based abroad, and among the top 13 law firms worldwide. Akerman was the first U.S. law firm to be recognized in this category starting in 2015. Pedro Freyre, chair of Akerman’s International Practice, and Augusto Maxwell, chair of Akerman’s Cuba Practice, were ranked as leading lawyers in Cuba Corporate/Commercial law.
Akerman’s Cuba Practice achieved the same distinction in the Chambers Global 2017 edition, and Maxwell also was recognized in General Business Law – Cuba. In addition, the Financial Times ranked Akerman among the top 20 most innovative law firms in North America for constructing a groundbreaking legal framework that enables its client Musicabana to launch the largest, most historic music event of its kind in Cuba.
Luis A. Perez, co-chair of Akerman’s Latin America & the Caribbean Practice, was ranked in International Arbitration: Latin America-wide. He was recently recognized in the Chambers Global 2017 edition in Arbitration (International) – Latin America-wide and in International Arbitration – USA (Foreign Expertise, Latin America-wide). Akerman also is ranked nationally in the current edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers for International Arbitration – Commercial and for International Trade and Finance Law.
Chambers Latin America ranks the world’s leading law firms with practices and lawyers who work across the Latin America and Caribbean region to serve client needs. The listings are based on thousands of in-depth interviews with peers and clients to assess the reputations and experience of business lawyers around the globe.
Akerman LLP is a top 100 U.S. law firm recognized by Financial Times as among the most forward thinking firms in the industry. Its more than 650 lawyers and business professionals collaborate with the world’s most successful enterprises and entrepreneurs to navigate change, seize opportunities, and overcome barriers to innovation and growth. Akerman is known for its results in middle market M&A and complex disputes, and for helping clients achieve their most important business objectives in the financial services, real estate, and other dynamic sectors across the United States and Latin America.
Akerman’s Latin America & the Caribbean Practice includes lawyers and advisors who represent multinational clients in transactions and disputes covering a wide range of legal issues, including cross-border M&A, joint ventures, securities offerings, syndicated and secured lending transactions, project financings, debt restructurings, complex construction work and other contractual matters. The team possesses significant experience in representing global companies in connection with establishing and developing a U.S. presence and in managing their Latin American operations.