Quite a few attorneys are wondering what legal recourse U.S. companies will have if business deals in Cuba go south.

Arbitration is the obvious answer. But in the U.S., Cuba’s court system is perceived as not being independent, making many attorneys wary of their chances of winning and collecting should a contract be breached, particularly in cases sensitive to the Cuban government, said Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez, a shareholder and commercial litigator with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, who has been studying trade in Cuba for clients.

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