The ILS Global Forum on International Law

Javier Lopez speaks at iLaw2020 – Morning Sessions International Litigation Track

The Helms-Burton Litigation Explosion: A Federal Cause of Action Takes Effect

Numerous cases have been filed in recent months against companies that have done business in Cuba for allegedly utilizing property expropriated by the Cuban government during and after the Cuban Revolution. These claims – most of which have been initiated in the United States District Court for the Southern District of the Florida – have been made possible because President Trump declined to suspend the Article III cause of action as past presidents had done. This panel, which features lawyers who are litigating these cases, will provide an overview of this litigation, which promises to be in headlines for the foreseeable future.

Moderator: Pedro Freyre, Akerman, Miami, Florida

Speakers: Javier Lopez, Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Coral Gables, Florida Evan Ezray, Boies Schiller, Fort Lauderdale, Florida France Tenaille, Gowling WLG, Toronto, Canada Jenny Torres, Akerman LLP, Miami, Florida

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