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“One of the greatest concerns among international investors is the access to equitable judicial resolution of disputes.”

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba" International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-01T20:38:26+00:00
“One of the greatest concerns among international investors is the access to equitable judicial resolution of disputes.”-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba" International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"Typically, when a court recognizes a foreign judgment, it accepts that the matter has been fairly adjudicated in the foreign court and does not need to be re-litigated in order to be enforced."

-Karin M Paparelli

"International Dispute Resolution in Cuba" International Law Quarterly, Fall 2015 • volume XXXII, no. 1,
a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

2017-01-03T03:13:44+00:00
"Typically, when a court recognizes a foreign judgment, it accepts that the matter has been fairly adjudicated in the foreign court and does not need to be re-litigated in order to be enforced."-Karin M Paparelli"International Dispute Resolution in Cuba" International Law Quarterly, Fall 2015 • volume XXXII, no. 1, a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

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"In 2014, Cuba’s foreign investing laws were rewritten to attract investors with stronger guarantees, tax incentives, and greater protection against expropriation. To attract international franchisors, however, these laws must be accompanied by economic stability, skilled labor, intellectual property protection, limited government involvement, and access to impartial dispute resolution."

-Karin M Paparelli

"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", Newsletter of the INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, Summer 2016,
a publication of the American Bar Association Section of International Law

2017-01-03T15:03:19+00:00
"In 2014, Cuba’s foreign investing laws were rewritten to attract investors with stronger guarantees, tax incentives, and greater protection against expropriation. To attract international franchisors, however, these laws must be accompanied by economic stability, skilled labor, intellectual property protection, limited government involvement, and access to impartial dispute resolution."-Karin M Paparelli"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", Newsletter of the INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, Summer 2016, a publication of the American Bar Association Section of International Law

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“... an understanding of the laws that presently exist, and whether they will provide protection for the foreign investor is vital to the analysis.”

-Karin M Paparelli

"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:06:50+00:00
“... an understanding of the laws that presently exist, and whether they will provide protection for the foreign investor is vital to the analysis.”-Karin M Paparelli"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law, Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016 © Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"International arbitration and BITs work together to create the optimum setting for obtaining fair and impartial adjudication for the foreigner investing in Cuba."

-Karin M Paparelli

"International Dispute Resolution in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Fall 2015 • volume XXXII, no. 1,
a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

2017-01-03T15:10:48+00:00
"International arbitration and BITs work together to create the optimum setting for obtaining fair and impartial adjudication for the foreigner investing in Cuba."-Karin M Paparelli"International Dispute Resolution in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Fall 2015 • volume XXXII, no. 1, a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

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"Potential investors will find Cuban trademark law employs the International Classification of Products and Services for the Registration of Trademarks, and is on par with other nations. Cuba is also a first to file country allowing for a ten-year registration period."

-Karin M Paparelli

"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", Newsletter of the INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, Summer 2016
a publication of the American Bar Association Section of International Law

2017-01-03T15:13:24+00:00
"Potential investors will find Cuban trademark law employs the International Classification of Products and Services for the Registration of Trademarks, and is on par with other nations. Cuba is also a first to file country allowing for a ten-year registration period."-Karin M Paparelli"The Future of Franchising in Cuba", Newsletter of the INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS, FRANCHISING AND DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE, Summer 2016 a publication of the American Bar Association Section of International Law

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“... while the number of Cuban entrepreneurs is on the rise, franchising is still a new model and it will take a significant investment in franchisor time and resources to train new franchisees.”

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:15:09+00:00
“... while the number of Cuban entrepreneurs is on the rise, franchising is still a new model and it will take a significant investment in franchisor time and resources to train new franchisees.”-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016 © Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"Despite all of this effort to attain and promote gender equality, gaps between legal equality and reality still exist, and they create what is referred to as the “double day.” "

-Karin M Paparelli

"Gender Equality and Women at Law in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Spring 2016 • volume XXXII, no. 2
a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

2017-01-03T15:17:16+00:00
"Despite all of this effort to attain and promote gender equality, gaps between legal equality and reality still exist, and they create what is referred to as the “double day.” "-Karin M Paparelli"Gender Equality and Women at Law in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Spring 2016 • volume XXXII, no. 2 a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

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“Cuba is still a wild card and franchising in Cuba presents high risk with uncertain reward."

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:18:34+00:00
“Cuba is still a wild card and franchising in Cuba presents high risk with uncertain reward."-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"Another interesting paradox is the number of Cuban women participating in public leadership. Sixty-five percent of Cuba’s mayors and provincial governors are women."

-Karin M Paparelli

"Gender Equality and Women at Law in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Spring 2016 • volume XXXII, no. 2,
a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

2017-01-03T15:19:42+00:00
"Another interesting paradox is the number of Cuban women participating in public leadership. Sixty-five percent of Cuba’s mayors and provincial governors are women."-Karin M Paparelli"Gender Equality and Women at Law in Cuba", International Law Quarterly, Spring 2016 • volume XXXII, no. 2,a publication of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar

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"Transparency in banking, proven history of repatriating royalties, tax incentives, stability in capital markets, access to finance, exchange controls, licensing controls and productions regulations, supply chain issues, and product availability with local suppliers impact the financial feasibility of moving a franchise into a new international market."

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:21:10+00:00
"Transparency in banking, proven history of repatriating royalties, tax incentives, stability in capital markets, access to finance, exchange controls, licensing controls and productions regulations, supply chain issues, and product availability with local suppliers impact the financial feasibility of moving a franchise into a new international market."-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"There are several compelling reasons for choosing a franchise model over a JV arrangement such as avoiding the challenges associated with geographical distance, and poor access to finances, avoiding the liability of agency issues encountered in an employer/employee relationship, and reducing moral hazard and adverse selection in employment."

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:30:02+00:00
"There are several compelling reasons for choosing a franchise model over a JV arrangement such as avoiding the challenges associated with geographical distance, and poor access to finances, avoiding the liability of agency issues encountered in an employer/employee relationship, and reducing moral hazard and adverse selection in employment."-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

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"Trade Secrets, passed on to franchisees in the form of service manuals, management, and employee training, recipes, formulas, systems and processes also need protection usually provided through trade secret laws and non-disclosure agreements."

-Karin M Paparelli

"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,
© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England

2017-01-03T15:32:31+00:00
"Trade Secrets, passed on to franchisees in the form of service manuals, management, and employee training, recipes, formulas, systems and processes also need protection usually provided through trade secret laws and non-disclosure agreements."-Karin M Paparelli"Legal Barrier and Challenges to Franchising in Cuba", International Journal of Franchising Law Volume 14 – Issue 3 – 2016,© Claerhout Publishing Ltd. London, England