American Bar Association International Law Fall Meeting 2017 - Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in and with the New Cuba
Jessica Horwitz presented at the American Bar Association on Opportunities and Challenges of Doing Business in and with the New Cuba. Panel description: In 2016, the Obama Administration took numerous actions to make permanent improvements to relations between the U.S. and Cuba, including some commercial ones. However, various key aspects of the long-standing U.S. embargo against Cuba remain in place and cannot be eliminated absent legislation, which neither Congress nor President Trump seem intent on seeking. Complicating things further, Canada and the European Union (EU) have blocking regulations that prohibit entities subject to their jurisdiction from complying with the U.S. embargo against Cuba. During this interactive program, a panel comprised of government officials, in-house counsel, and private practitioners from the U.S., EU, and Canada will analyze several hypothetical transactions to demonstrate the opportunities and challenges that exist for companies that seek to do business in or with the new Cuba. In addition, the panelists will discuss best practices for complying with U.S., EU, and Canadian laws relating to Cuba.