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Dr. Alfredo Evelio Armenteros Vegueriz

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL - Havana, Cuba

We live in a globalized and totally interdependent world; therefore, international investors doing business in any country around the world, must fulfill their obligations with the due diligence of good family father.

Dr. Alfredo Evelio Armenteros Vegueriz is a professional with more than 40 years of work in International Law, treaties, and International Trade. He has served as Assistant Professor of Private International Law in a branch of the University of Havana and the Higher Institute of International Relations of the University of Havana.

He has provided advice to different Canadian, Bahamian and North American international entities and companies related to the construction and remodeling of hotels, to international communications for the installation and commissioning of submarine fiber optic cables. Advice to mining companies with interests in the exploitation of deposits of various minerals in the Republic of Cuba, as well as the world of entertainment in the conclusion of international contracts for audiovisual productions, distribution of the Cuban musical catalog and filming, business with the Cuban Institute of the Music and with Cuban artistic agencies and companies for cultural exchange with the United States in tours and presentations of Cuban musical groups.

He has held various administrative responsibilities in the Ministries of Transport, Foreign Relations and Merchant Marine and Ports.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Cuba 2005 – 2019

Principal Legal Advisor                                                                         

  • In charge of the legal affairs of the Embassy in Cuba, closely linked with Cuban organizations in criminal, cultural, and commercial matters. International Olympic Committee (IOC) 2000 – 2016

Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • Represent various Cuban athletes in claims before the International Olympic Committee in disputes with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Center of Havana-University of Havana 2000 – 2004

Consultant in Charge

  • Consultant for international legal matters related to the business of foreign companies and branches interested in investing in Cuba.
  • Advice to Canadian mining companies related to geological prospecting work in different Cuban mining areas.
  • Consultant for the telecommunications company Cable Bahamas for the installation of a submarine fiber optic cable between The Bahamas and Cuba.
  • Legal advice to a Canadian mining company Holmer Gold Mines for the exploitation of a silver deposit in Pinar del Río, Cuba.

Consulate General of Cuba – 1990-1995 Toronto Canada

  • Legal advice on investment and international commercial law for the constitution of a transnational nickel and cobalt mining company between Cuba and Canada, actively involved in the negotiations aimed at the signing of strategic association agreements. Legalization and certification of the documentation prepared for the constitution of the entity.

Arbitrator – International Court of Arbitration – 1993

International Chamber of Commerce Paris, France

President and CEO -Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 1995
BOJ Trading Inc.

Consul General of the Republic of Cuba 1990 – 1995
Ontario and Western Canada, Toronto

Head of the Department of Multilateral Treaties 1988 – 1995
Legal Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba

Assistant Professor of Treaty Law 1986 – 1990
Higher Institute of International Relations, Havana Cuba

Specialist in International Law 1985 – 1989
Legal Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Havana Cuba

Vice-President of the Group of Legal Experts 1981 – 1988
Conference for the Adoption of an Agreement for the Protection and Development of the Marine Environment in the Wider Caribbean Region United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Assistant Professor of International Law 1983 – 1988
Faculty of Law, University of Havana (Branch Ministry of Transportation), Havana Cuba

Expert a Personal Title 1981 – 1988
Plan of Action of the United Nations Program to Environment in the Caribbean (UNEP) Kingston, Jamaica

Cuban Representative 1978 – 1990
Legal Committee of International Law for the International Maritime Organization London, United Kingdom

Legal Advisor 1977 – 1985 1985
Department of International Legal Affairs
Ministry of Transport. Havana Cuba

Specialist in International Organizations 1975 – 1977
Merchant Marine and Ports Ministry. Havana Cuba

EDUCATION

Master in International Law. 2011- 1975

Michael University – The Bahamas

Bachelor of Legal Sciences.

University of Havana, Havana, Cuba

Academy of International Law 1987 – 1988

The Hague, Holland

POSTGRADUATE STUDIES 1975

  • Investor Process
  • Prices
  • External Finance
  • Financial Risk (Canada)
  • Organization and Techniques of Foreign Trade
  • Economic Legislation and Commercial Arbitration
  • International Maritime Transport

 

LANGUAGES
English and Spanish (Speak, Read, Write)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS
– McHARI INSTITUTE (Bahamas) – Dean             Present
– CONSULAR CORPS (Toronto, Canada) – Dean        1994 – 1995
– INTERNATIONAL COURT OF ARBITRATION             1992 – Present
– Member of the Institute of Law of the Sea. University of Hawaii)  1992
– Member of the BOARD OF TRADE (Toronto, Canada)   1991
– Member of the CUBAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW     1975