Trump Administration Activates Title III of Helms-Burton Act, Opening Door to Multinational Lawsuits and Countersuits

    View Authors April 2019
    On April 17, 2019, the Secretary of State announced that the Trump administration would no longer suspend Title III of the Helms-Burton Act thus allowing US individuals to file lawsuits against companies which are operating in Cuba and “trafficking” in confiscated property as of May 2.

    Since becoming law in 1996, Title III of the Helms-Burton Act has consistently been waived under successive Republican and Democratic administrations. Earlier this year, however, the Trump administration signaled that it would reverse this policy. A review period was announced, and then extended – but the waiver expires and the provisions of Title III become effective on May 2. Our team stands by ready to assist.