Chambers Latin America names Uría Menéndez Law Firm of the Year (International Counsel) in Cuba

Uría Menéndez’s Cuban practice has advised companies in more than 20 jurisdictions on matters related to the island in recent years.

November 25, 2019

Uría Menéndez was named Law Firm of the Year in Cuba (International Counsel) at the Chambers Latin America Awards, which took place in Miami last Friday. The prestigious directory, Chambers and Partners, recognises Uría Menéndez’s outstanding work as international legal advisor in several prominent cross-border matters on the island in recent years.

Uría Menéndez’s Cuban practice advises companies around the world on their investment projects in Cuba through the creation of subsidiaries, joint ventures or other economic associations linked to various areas, such as tourism, construction, real estate, energy, biotechnology, infrastructures, food and drink. It also advises financial entities on regulatory and project finance aspects on the island.

Uría Menéndez does not compete with local firms, but collaborates closely with them, especially with Bufete de Servicios Especializados,with which Uría Menéndez has signed a collaboration agreement.

At the end of 2018, Uría Menéndez had been advising on more than ninety matters with a Cuban component in fourteen economic sectors for clients in twenty-one jurisdictions. One hundred and fourteen lawyers from different practice areas of Uría Menéndez worked on the matters.

Eduardo Rodríguez-Rovira, head of the Latin American practice, and Lourdes Dávalos, head of the Cuban practice, collected the award on behalf of Uría Menéndez. They attended the ceremony, which brings together the Latin American legal sector in Miami every year, with several partners from PPU.