Joaquín Cámbara Tarancón is a Cuban attorney with over 20 years’ experience advising clients and businesses in various aspects of Cuban law, including corporate, tax, commercial and international law matters. Mr. Cámbara earned his law degree from the University of Havana, graduating summa cum laude in 1993. He is also an expert in commercial, international and Cuban tax law and studied at the Institute of Fiscal Studies in Madrid, Spain in 1995. He also has a Master’s Degree in Public Law from the University of Valencia in Spain.
Mr. Cámbara’s professional experience includes working for prestigious law firms, businesses and government agencies in both Cuba and Spain. For nearly ten years, Mr. Cámbara worked at the Ministry of Finance and Prices in Cuba, in the national office of tax administration as lead attorney. Mr. Cámbara served as an assistant professor in tax law at the University of Havana, and acted as an arbiter in the international court of arbitration of the Cuban chamber of commerce. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Cámbara worked at the International Law Firm of Havana as a senior attorney, advising businesses and foreign business persons residing in Cuba. During this time, Mr. Cámbara also served as an attorney for Grupo Sol-Melía, a Spanish hotel company, that is the leader in the Cuban tourism market, handling all of the company’s legal matters, including negotiating administrative and marketing contracts and handling claims and litigation.
Since 2005, Mr. Cámbara has worked for well-regarded legal firms in Spain as a senior attorney specializing in international corporate, commercial and business restructuring matters, with an emphasis on Cuba. As such, Mr. Cámbara has advised Cuban businesses and has represented various Spanish companies in negotiations and legal processes in Cuba.