Bufete Internacional

Corporate/Commercial Department

Cuba
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What the team is known for Highly respected practice noted for its deep bench and wide-ranging commercial practice, which includes IP work. Regularly sought out by international firms to assist foreign companies with joint ventures and trade agreements. Also advises a large number of Cuban co-operatives, as well as mixed companies and state-owned enterprises. Has a strong track record in foreign investment in the tourist sector. Other areas of activity include agriculture and pharmaceuticals, as well as energy and banking. Clients also benefit from the organisation's sizeable notary practice.

Strengths Interviewees point to Bufete Internacional's important presence in commercial law and foreign investment mandates, declaring: "They are one of the most active in this space."

Other sources highlight one of their strengths as being "their knowledge of the legislation and how the Cuban system works."

Notable practitioners

Carmen Mirella Rosabal Lam is recognised by sources for her corporate and commercial practice. She is particularly active handling foreign investment mandates in the tourism industry.

Manuel Notario Robledo previously worked as a legal adviser in the Cuban Central Bank and is singled out by international counsel as "a specialist in banking matters" and "one of the very few experts in Cuba in this field." Other sources identify him as "a very good professional."

María Amparo Santana Calderín "has a big reputation in Cuba," according to sources. She routinely sits as an arbitrator at the Cuban Court of International Commercial Arbitration and is regarded by her contemporaries as "an expert litigator." Aside from her corporate practice, she is also a leading authority on copyright in Cuba.

Marylene Campanioni García is identified by interviewees as an important practitioner in the Cuban legal market, frequently working with key 'empresas mixtas' in the tourism industry. Sources comment: "She is a very good lawyer with great knowledge of commercial law."