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Amid Historic U.S. Policy Shift, National Media Showcase Akerman's Cuba Practice
January 20, 2015
International Practice Chair Pedro Freyre alongside Augusto Maxwell, chair of Akerman's Cuba Practice and Carlos Méndez-Peñate, co-chair of the Latin America & the Caribbean Practice, provided insights on recent shifts in U.S.-Cuba policy during interviews with national media. Coverage included stories from Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, National Law Journal, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal, among many others. Articles described the historic overhaul and speculated on the possible business opportunities for U.S. companies. The Akerman lawyers expressed optimism for the telecommunications, agriculture, biotechnology and infrastructure sectors, as new authorizations take effect for insurance and travel companies as well as financial services providers.

CBC Radio: "A New Era for U.S. and Cuba Relations"
Bloomberg BusinessWeek: "Cuba Reality Check: Can You Really Do Business There?"
Daily Business Review: "No Cuban Embargo? No Problem"
International Finance Law Review: "New Opportunities for U.S. Banks in Cuba"
Law360: "BigLaw Stands To Gain from New US Policy in Cuba"
Law360: "U.S. Loosens Cuba Embargo with New Rules on Travel, Trade"
Los Angeles Times: "New Rules on Cuba Travel: What if You Want to Go Right Now?"
Miami Herald: "Venezuelan Oil Might Be Behind Cuba's Pivot to the U.S."
Miami Herald: "Interest in Cuba Travel Jumps"
Miami Herald: "After the Thaw: Re-imagining Cuba in 2015"
Miami Herald: "U.S. Eases Travel and Trade Restrictions to Cuba"
National Law Journal: "Lawyers See Business Opportunity in Obama's Cuba Opening"
Reuters: "Analysts Weigh Economic Implications of Renewed U.S.-Cuban Relations"
Reuters: "New Cuba Rules no Beach Bonanza for U.S. Travelers"
WNYC: "American Credit Cards in Cuba?"
WLRN: "As Obama Rushes to Post New Cuba Trade and Travel Regs, Will Havana Reciprocate?"

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