By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

US cancels Cuba Major League Baseball deal on sanctions grounds

The US government has rejected a deal negotiated by the Obama administration between Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Cuban Baseball Federation (CBF) which allowed players to compete in the United States without having to defect from Cuba. In 2016, OFAC indicated that payments from MLB to the CBF were authorised by a general licence under the Cuban Assets Control...

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Michael is Senior Partner at Peters & Peters LLP. He has acted in many of the most high profile and sensitive business crime cases of the last 25 years, at Peters & Peters LLP...

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