Emerging Markets Webinar: Return to Cuba - Two Years Post Embargo
[On Demand - DL1078]
Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: No Charge
Duration: 60 minutes
In the two years since the Obama administration lifted the U.S. - Cuba embargo, Cuba has seen great strides in entrepreneurship and investment within the country as well as significant changes to the current Cuban economic reform plan. Despite these advancements, there have been serious discussions by President Donald J. Trump in regard to reversing key aspects of the agreement and reinstating limits on such things as travel and commerce.
This webinar provides an overview of the current economic and political landscape in Cuba since the embargo was lifted and will explore what lies ahead.
What You Will Learn:
- Current economic climate in Cuba since changes to U.S./Cuba policy were enacted.
- Economic and political outcome of recent changes to U.S./Cuba policy.
- Key U.S. regulatory changes proposed under the Trump Administration.
- Cuban economic reform and its benefits to investors and entrepreneurs alike.
Pedro Freyre is chair of Akerman's International Practice. He is a nationally recognized authority on the U.S. Embargo on Cuba, as well as the evolving regulations enacted since the restoration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba. Pedro advises U.S.based companies on the types of business transactions that are legal in Cuba under the U.S. embargo, helps U.S. entities that are engaged in authorized activities in connection with entering the Cuban market, and advises foreign entities that are involved in Cuba business on implications with U.S. law. He regularly travels to Cuba with senior executives of companies seeking to enter the Cuban market for facilitated meetings with government officials. Pedro is a Lecturer of Law at Columbia University School of Law, where he teaches a seminar on Cuba.
In addition, Pedro represents clients engaged in inbound foreign investment in the U.S. and outbound U.S. investment in Latin America. His work includes project construction and financing involving governmental and private entities in Latin America, Europe, and Africa, acquisitions and dispositions, environmental regulation, international transactions, crossborder due diligence, insurance regulation, and corporate representation. He regularly provides compliance counseling and training in connection with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).