Bufete Internacional

General Business Law 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.

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 expertise in commercial work, she is also regarded by sources as 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."