Representation of Continental Stevedoring & Terminals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eller & Company, in an internationally-publicized dispute concerning the takeover of six American seaports by Dubai Ports World, a United Arab Emirates company. Dubai Ports World had secretly obtained approval by the United States Government to take over Peninsular and Oriental, a worldwide container terminal operator, in a $6.8 billion deal. We led a national team of lawyers and lobbyists in a multifaceted effort that challenged the takeover and ultimately led to Dubai Ports World's agreement to divest itself of the American port operations. In September 2008, the parties agreed to a confidential settlement.
Representation of equity investor in its successful bid for the deployment of the Red Compartida wholesale broadband network, an approximately $7 billion public-private partnership with the Mexican Secretariat of Communications and Transportation.
Representation of All Aboard Florida, an affiliate of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc., in the procurement, land acquisition, and development of portions of the $2.4 billion high-speed passenger rail project connecting South and Central Florida. Passenger service will be created in central ...