Emerging Markets Webinar: The New Cuban Revolution - Politics, Policy and Prospect
[Live Webinar - DL1069]
June 29, 2016 | 10:00 a.m. Eastern (U.S.) Time
Course Type: Audio / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee: No Charge / Non-Member Fee: No Charge
Duration: 60 minutes
This live webinar will address the current economic conditions in Cuba, the recent changes in U.S-Cuba policy, key U.S. regulatory changes, the current political landscape, and the significant challenges that remain ahead.
The program will also review the significant changes that have been made since President Obama's December 17, 2014 announcement, which ushered in a new era in bilateral relations between the two countries for the first time since 1961.
What You Will Learn:
- the process for U.S. companies wanting to do business in Cuba, including the evolving regulatory space and insight on the prospects for restored bilateral trade and investment;
- an overview on how the Cuban legal system works and insights into its judicial system and court structure; and
- an understanding of what we can expect in the future with regard to U.S.-Cuba relations.
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).