Bird & Bird has been named as one of only two band 1 international firms for corporate/commercial work in Cuba by Chambers Latin America 2019. This demonstrates our leading position in the Cuban legal market and is a testament to the continued strength of our Latin America Group.
Chambers describes Bird & Bird as an “Esteemed international firm with a potent Madrid-based practice headed by the leading foreign expert on Cuba” with “more than two decades' worth of experience advising international companies and foreign investors on commercial contracts and joint ventures as well as related arbitration cases.” They also highlight our ability to “win the largest foreign investment mandates, particularly in conventional and renewable energy as well as transport infrastructure.”
The client feedback mentioned in the guide said: "The firm's knowledge of Cuba is unsurpassed. The lawyers react quickly and adapt easily to the vicissitudes of the project, which is key to working in Cuba." Clients are also impressed with the team's organisational and interpersonal skills: "They are excellent; the internal management of their work is fantastic, they keep within all the timeframes. They also generate an atmosphere of mutual trust, which is key."
Furthermore, Madrid partner Hermenegildo Altozano was singled out as the only Star Individual in the same section, with effusive praise from multiple clients.
This follows on from Bird & Bird's success at the Chambers Latin America Awards last November, where we won the award for the best international counsel operating in Cuba.
To view Bird & Bird's ranking in Chambers Latin America 2019 please click here.