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Alexander Ellis Matthews

Alex Matthews is an associate in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Firm's Global Aviation Group and the Future Mobility and Unmanned Aircraft Systems teams. Prior to joining the Firm, Alex was an aviation and corporate associate at a top-ranked firm in Washington, DC. Previously, he served as Policy Staff for four years with the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.

Development and integration of critical infrastructure for electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) aircraft remains critical for the wide-scale adoption and the future of Advanced Air Mobility. With the path towards certification rapidly gaining momentum, the first commercial eVTOL operations are likely to begin as early as 2025.

On 16 May 2022, the Biden administration announced the relaxing of certain limited Cuban sanctions and other regulatory changes to expand communication, travel, and commerce between the United States and Cuba. Following this, on 9 June 2022, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations to implement some of the elements of the President’s foreign policy to increase support for the Cuban people.

Baker McKenzie’s Sanctions Blog published the alert titled United States: BIS Issues Temporary Denial Order Against Additional Russian Airline and Adds Aircraft to List of Aircraft Subject to General Prohibition 10 on 2 June 2022. Read the article via the link here. Please also visit our Sanctions Blog for the most recent updates.