Lupicinio International Law Firm

Corporate/Commercial Department

Cuba
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What the team is known for Respected Spanish firm with a long-standing Cuba practice. Benefits from having a Cuban lawyer permanently based in Havana and maintains a close working relationship with Bufete Internacional. Assists clients with trade agreements, joint ventures and the setting up of operations on the island, particularly in the Mariel Special Development Zone. Also advises banks on commercial loans to Cuban state-owned companies. Active across a number of sectors including banking, tourism and energy, as well as media and consumer goods.

Strengths Clients often praise the firm's cross-border capabilities, saying: "They are an international firm with on-the-ground presence in Cuba."

Work highlights Continued to assist China Development Bank with due diligence, contract revision and legal advice related to the granting of two loan agreements between the client and the National Bank of Cuba.

Notable practitioners

Imara Betancourt is a qualified Cuban lawyer who is based in Havana. She co-ordinates the relationship between the firm and Bufete Internacional. She is widely praised by market commentators for "her knowledge of Cuban legislation in a political and economic context." She worked previously worked in-house at a foreign and Cuban enterprise.