Over a dozen companies could face US lawsuits for trafficking in property seized by Fidel Castro’s government as enforcement of a long-blocked Cuban embargo law appears to be ramping up.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, DC and Philadelphia and Uría Menéndez’s Cuban desk have helped US medical centre Roswell Park create a biotech joint venture with Cuban cancer research group Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), the first of its kind between the US and Cuba.
The first lawsuits arising from the May 2018 crash of Global Air Flight 972 in Cuba that killed 112 people have been filed in a Chicago court, alleging negligence under the Illinois Wrongful Death Act.
Lawyers say US businesses with investments in Cuba will be unfazed by policy changes put forward by President Donald Trump two weeks ago, but raised concerns about the implementation of clear-cut regulations to guide companies’ operations on the island, as well as the negative impact of Trump’s policies on Cuba’s economy.
Lawyers say scheduled commercial flights between the US and Cuba are here to stay, after President Donald Trump exempted carriers from new rules banning trade with Cuba’s state-owned services.
Exiles returning, a marked shift in the attitude of young people and a burgeoning small business sector will be important factors in Cuba’s development in coming years, according to the former British ambassador to the country.
The Cuban government has authorised Mexican-Spanish firm AvaLerroux’s representation agreement with local firm Conabi, meaning the international firm can now visit the island to advise clients on foreign law.
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