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U.S.-CUBA CORPORATE

COUNSEL SUMMIT

March 15, 2016 • Convene Midtown East • New York City

A practical guide for navigating the legal and regulatory challenges facing

U.S. organizations entering the Cuban market

Featuring exclusive insights on current and emerging substantive

and procedural laws, regulations and compliance for both Cuba

and the U.S., with participation from:

Best-in-Class Legal Strategies and

Exclusive Viewpoints for Successfully

Entering the Cuban Market

Hermenegildo Altozano

Partner

Bird & Bird (Spain)

Gustavo Arnavat

Senior Adviser

Center for Strategic &

International Studies

Jose Maria Vinals Camallonga

Partner & Director of

International Operations

Lupicinio

Stephen J. Kimmerling, Esq.

Crowell & Moring, LLP

Association for the Study

of the Cuban Economy

Mukul Pandya

Managing Editor

Knowledge@Wharton

Rolando Anillo

Cuban Attorney

Gregory Biniowsky

Consultant Lawyer

Gowlings Consulting Inc. (Canada)

Pedro A. Freyre

Partner, Chair, International Practice

Akerman LLP

Jen Maki

International Trade Compliance

Senior Counsel,

UTC Building & Industrial Systems (BIS)

NEW FOR 2016: Enriched Legal

Content with an Emphasis on Recent

License Exceptions, Applicable U.S.

Regulations and Insights from OFAC,

BIS and the State Department

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U.S.-CUBA CORPORATE COUNSEL SUMMIT

U.S. corporate counsel and the organizations they represent are looking towards Cuba with an eye for business

and opportunity. Recognizing Cuba’s unique regulatory and legal challenges as well as applicable U.S. laws and

policy will be critical for successfully entering the complex market. Please join Momentum and Knowledge@Wharton’s

3rd U.S.-Cuba Corporate Counsel Summit and witness what makes this the preeminent forum for those currently

navigating the ever-changing tides of U.S.-Cuba relations.

Tailored for those who want to expand their knowledge of Cuba’s current and evolving

legal framework, benefit from in-depth discussions uncovering the requirements, pitfalls

and challenges behind today’s most pertinent U.S.-Cuba laws, regulations and policies.

Featuring the exchange of exclusive tools, strategies and practical insights for avoiding

major fines, violations and non-compliance. With discussion on:

• License Exceptions: Including Support for the Cuban People (SCP), Physical

Presence and Operations in Cuba, Consumer Communications Devices (CCD)

• Ensuring Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and

OFAC’s Current Embargo Laws Against Cuba

• Exclusive Insights into the Cuban Judicial Systems and Applicable Laws,

including the Foreign Investment Act of 1995 (Law No. 77) and Law of Foreign

Investment (Law No. 118)

• Maneuvering Supply Chain, Cyber and Political Threats in Cuba

Including on-the-ground insights from those actively doing business in Cuba:

• An Inside Look at the U.S. Companies Actively Conducting Business in Cuba

• Lessons Learned: Shared Best Practices from International Counsel

PRAISE FOR THE CUBA OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT:

“I would like to thank you for the flawless organization of the Cuba Opportunity Summit.

I was mesmerized with the program, the panelists and the participants.”

— Giora Israel, Senior Vice President, Global Port and Destination Development,

Carnival Corporation & PLC

“This was a very impressive summit full of the right speakers, attendees and media. Momentum

did an amazing job bringing it all together and by working with K@W and the Lauder Institute,

created the most compelling event on Cuba that I’ve ever participated in.”

— Steven G. Ullmann, PhD, Professor and Director, Programs in and Center for Health Sector

Management and Policy and Special Assistant to the Provost,

University of Miami

“K@W and Momentum’s Cuba Opportunity Summit was a wonderful event, destined to become

one of the cornerstones of Cuba’s reemergence on the world business stage.”

– Frank Del Rio, Chief Executive Officer and President,

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd

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MAIN CONFERENCE AGENDA

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

8:00AM

9:00AM

9:15AM

Breakfast & Registration

Welcoming Remarks & Co-Chairs’ Opening Address

A YEAR-IN-REVIEW

9:30AM

10:15AM

POLICY UPDATE: A CONVERSATION WITH OFAC, BIS AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT

Regulators representing the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC),

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. State Department provide

valuable knowledge and guidance regarding the key U.S. priorities and updates on policies and regulations

designed for easing the long-standing trade and travel restrictions with Cuba.

UNCOVERING LICENSE EXCEPTIONS: AN UPDATE ON THE TREASURY AND COMMERCE

DEPARTMENT’S REGULATORY AMENDMENTS TO CUBA SANCTIONS

In 2015, OFAC and U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) made several

amendments to licensing policies and exceptions under Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export

Administration Regulations (EAR). During this session, join panelists as they explore the major changes in

revised and new regulations on the following:

• Support for the Cuban People (SCP)

• Physical Presence and Operations in Cuba

• Finance and Transactions

11:00AM

Networking Break

11:30AM

“SO YOU WANT TO DO BUSINESS IN CUBA”: ENSURING COMPLIANCE WITH KEY U.S.

REGULATIONS BEFORE ENTERING THE MARKET

As recent regulatory changes make conducting business in Cuba more attractive, those considering

establishing a presence in this emerging market must stay abreast of current and developing rules and

regulations. In this panel, join leading counsel as they identify and explore applicable regulatory schemes,

including discussion on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), OFAC’s current embargo laws against

Cuba and more.

Moderator:

Stephen J. Kimmerling, Esq.

Crowell & Moring, LLP

Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy

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MAIN CONFERENCE AGENDA

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12:10PM AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE U.S. COMPANIES ACTIVELY CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN CUBA

What does doing business inside Cuba look like? What do U.S. organizations need to prepare for?

What permits, licenses and import regulations should you be aware of? How about hiring restrictions

and requirements?

During this special presentation, listen and learn as those doing work on the inside share exclusive insight

and strategies for successfully operating in Cuba. Time will be reserved for questions.

12:50PM

Networking Luncheon

2:00PM

INSIGHTS FROM CUBA: A DEEP DIVE INTO THE FRAMEWORK, BUREAUCRACIES AND

CULTURE OF CUBA’S LEGAL SYSTEM

During this session join practicing Cuban attorneys as they provide exclusive insights into the Cuban judicial

system and court structure as well as an overview of:

• The appeals process

• The role of non-legal judges

• Applicable laws, including the Foreign Investment Act of 1995 (Law No. 77) and Law of Foreign Investment

(Law No. 118)

• Foreign Investment Structures, including the International Economic Association Contract (AEI), Full Foreign

Capital Company (FFCC) and joint ventures

• The legal and regulatory authority of key government agencies including:

o Ministry of Foreign Trade & Investment (MINCEX)

o Council of Ministers

o Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Rolando Anillo

Cuban Attorney

2:40PM

KNOWING THE RISKS: ASSESSING, IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING THE RISKS WHEN

ENTERING CUBA

Cuba has its own set of unique challenges. Take note as presenters shed light on the various supply chain,

cyber and political issues that U.S. organizations will need to assess and manage while balancing them with

present opportunities.

Jose Maria Vinals Camallonga

Partner & Director of International Operations

Lupicinio

3:20PM

Networking Break

3:40PM

IMPORT/EXPORT, JOINT VENTURES, PARTNERSHIPS, ALLIANCES AND CONTRACT

LAW IN CUBA

As trade barriers begin to lift, joint ventures, partnerships and alliances can present an alternative, or even a

primary, pathway for establishing local business operations in the region.

• Key local contract law provisions

• Understanding the mechanics of business relationship management in Cuba

• Insights for locating the right partner

• Key do’s and don’ts when negotiating

• Important considerations with foreign investment

• Lessons learned from foreign commercial development in the Mariel Port

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MAIN CONFERENCE AGENDA

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4:20PM LESSONS LEARNED: NAVIGATING THE CUBAN LEGAL SYSTEM- SHARED BEST PRACTICES

FROM INTERNATIONAL COUNSEL

Join international counsel with on-the-ground experience in Cuba as they shed light into the realities of

doing business in Cuba. Including discussion on navigating cultural nuances and business practices, forging

relationships and working with the Cuban government. Time will be reserved at the end for questions.

Hermenegildo Altozano

Partner

Bird & Bird (Spain)

Gregory Biniowsky

Consultant Lawyer

Gowlings Consulting Inc. (Canada)

5:00PM

5:15PM

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Cocktail Reception

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