BigLaw Stands To Gain From New US Policy In Cuba

By Carolina Bolado (December 17, 2014, 9:19 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that the U.S. would ease travel and trade restrictions with Cuba for the first time since 1961 positions Miami as a departure point for future investments and means major opportunities for lawyers in the hospitality, travel, telecommunications and construction sectors, experts say.

After 18 months of secret talks with Cuban President Raul Castro, Obama announced that the U.S. would begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba and will lift restrictions on interstate money exchange, travel, trade, telecommunications and third-country financial transactions. While the announcement was met with mixed reactions in the political sphere, the legal and business communities looked...

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