Cuba: Public Private Partnerships
Strong opportunities exist for improving and developing Cuba’s existing infrastructure systems and developing new infrastructure, particularly in the areas of telecommunications, transportation, energy and water, among others. The current political climate in Cuba may be open to arrangements where private-sector companies provide capital for large infrastructure projects under a long-term contract with a public authority, such as a local government or agency. Akin Gump has a proven ability to assess the political landscape, reach out to key decision-makers, advise on regulatory requirements, and assist in structuring and securing funding and financing. Our seasoned project finance lawyers assist clients in expediting the project development process while continually providing strategic counsel. Our team is particularly adept at advising developers on projects in emerging markets and would use our experience to assess and manage risk with transactions in Cuba.