MDO Partners advises clients on doing business in Cuba, including compliance with U.S. laws governing travel to, trade with and commercial activities in Cuba.
We have represented clients in business activities on the Island. We have traveled to, researched, written and advised on various legal issues involving Cuba. Our attorneys and advisors have also assisted clients in evaluating business opportunities in Cuba and navigating the complex legal, political and business issues in both the U.S. and Cuba.
Our firm has established important relationships with legal counsel, government officials and business leaders in Cuba. We also have on-the-ground contacts and resources, which provide us with unique insights and perspective that are invaluable to our clients entering the Cuban market.
We have assisted clients in a number of industries, including: aviation, construction, cruise, financial services, food and beverage, hospitality, technology, and telecommunications.
Our attorneys and advisors thoroughly understands:
• Statutes and regulations that embody U.S. policy on Cuba
• The U.S. embargo
• Recent changes to U.S. travel and trade regulations on Cuba
• Cuban Democracy Act of 1992
• Helms-Burton Act of 1996
• Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC)
• Department of Commerce Export Regulations.
Our team has experience in obtaining OFAC licenses, along with structuring and restructuring import and export transactions involving Cuba.
In addition, several of our attorneys and advisors are Cuban-Americans who speak Spanish and are familiar with Cuban history, culture and traditions.