Cuba Law Specialist?
Posted: 15 July 2007 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Does anyone know of a specialist in Cuban law, ideally UK based or European?

Many thanks

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Posted: 15 July 2007 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This firm is pretty well known. I think they have a good reputation but I have never worked with them.

http://www.bergeryoung.com/

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Posted: 16 July 2007 07:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hi Publisher

Thank you for the tip, looking at their web site they look like a good place to start

Thanks…

ED

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Posted: 19 July 2007 12:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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The website looks glossy but it is out of date B&Y is no longer working as a law firm. They’re more business consultants and as foreign service providers they’re quite limited

Check out this http://www.chambersandpartners.co.uk/global/resultseditorial.aspx?cid=135&pid=242&solbar=1 and send me a message if you need further info

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Posted: 19 July 2007 12:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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nacho,

Thanks for the update. Just asking in the nature of full disclosure, are you associated with that site? Feel free to post more info on the topic if you like.

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Posted: 19 July 2007 12:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Oops, yes I work on that company, Chambers , I am sorry. If it is inappropriate please feel free to delete.

My job is to do analysis of the legal market in juridisctions across the world. The site is free and for everyone’s use, we’re not endorsing any of those law firms nor are we paid by them. We speak to clients , peers and other experts/sources operating on a given market and we elaborate the editorial by reflecting the prevailing market opinion

I thought it could be helpful for the person asking. There are also some specialists that are not based in Cuba

Again, I apologise if it contravenes the regulations of the forum

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Posted: 19 July 2007 12:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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No problem. Self promotion is okay here so long as it is done openly and so our community benefits from the information.

Your post now meets both criteria. That’s why I asked, I just want readers to know you are associated with the company.

Now, if you have more info about the Cuban legal system, former Cuba-related cases you’d like to discuss, etc., we are happy to read more from you.

I did not know Berger was out of the legal business. Have you worked with them or know anyone who has? Do you recommend their legal or business services or are they competitors?

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Posted: 19 July 2007 12:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Ok, B&Y are not competitors,  my company is not a law firm
As far as I know from talking to sources, B&Y remains in Havana but has decreased its involvement in legal advisory, particularly after several regulatory changes in the legal framework in Cuba: foreign law firms/lawyers were supposed to merge with Cuban institutions or leave, this was 2006.
B&Y partners could never act as lawyers anyway due to Cuban local legislation but as consultants (and very good ones for that matter) for foreign investors, however the firm employed Cuban lawyers that gave the legal advise.
It is my understanding that is no longer the case, but they surely had a top reputation and prestige.
The Cuban business enviroment has changed abruptly in the past 2 years and so have the service providers so it is difficult to find proper counsel.

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Posted: 19 July 2007 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thanks for the details. I hope the original poster can benefit from your comments.

I have heard good things about Mr. Berger. I think he was/is an investor in The H magazine

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