Morgan Lewis’s Latin America team has advised clients on business issues related to Cuba for decades. Drawing on our direct experience, we assist clients with understanding the emerging opportunities and navigating the existing legal and regulatory complexities associated with business activities in Cuba.

We are familiar with the history and laws relating to US policy on Cuba, including the long-standing embargo, statutes codifying the Cuba sanctions, new travel and transportation restrictions, Helms-Burton Title III litigation risk, and US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulations.

Our Scope

  • Market entry strategy and planning
  • Transactions and licensing for the telecommunications, travel, and transportation sectors
  • Investigations and external enforcement actions involving alleged violations of the Cuban embargo and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Trademark protection in Cuba
  • Filing claims with US Foreign Claims Settlement Commission for expropriated Cuban property
  • Monitoring regulatory and legislative developments related to the Cuba embargo given the transition to the Trump administration