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Cuba Practice

In recent years, as the United States has begun to establish closer diplomatic and business ties with Cuba, our attorneys have advised U.S. and non-U.S. clients seeking to take advantage of possible business and investment opportunities in Cuba. We have leveraged and grown our award-winning Latin America Practice to provide a variety of services to clients as they enter the Cuban market.

Our multidisciplinary Cuba team is led by attorneys experienced in critical areas of law relevant to doing business in Cuba, including corporate and export controls. In addition, our clients can count on the support of our experienced team in other relevant areas, such as tax, environmental, real estate, resorts, energy, infrastructure, and governmental affairs.

Corporate: Our firm is widely recognized as having one of the leading Latin American transactional practices, having acted as lead counsel on numerous complex corporate and M&A transactions. On matters related to Cuba, our corporate team is led by Yosbel Ibarra. Born in Cuba, Yosbel has been working on Cuba-related matters for years and is a frequent speaker on Cuba-related issues.

International Trade: Our Washington, D.C.-based Export Controls & Trade Sanctions group advises clients on a wide range of international goods, software and technology transfer issues. Kara Bombach, a senior Global Trade and Investment lawyer with broad experience advising companies in numerous industries, advises on matters related to the Cuban embargo, regularly practicing before the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and U.S. Department of Commerce. She also advises on anti-corruption compliance matters that arise in the international context.

Financial Regulation: Our Cuba team also includes experts on matters related to financial regulation. Led by Carl Fornaris, who serves as co‐chair of the firm’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice, we advise clients, particularly financial institutions and related businesses, in developing compliance procedures related to the Cuban embargo regulations.
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