Category Archives: Global Disputes

JONES DAY TALKS®: Helms-Burton Matters Move Forward in 2020



Since the Trump Administration lifted the suspension of Title III of the Helms-Burton Act in May 2019, thereby allowing U.S. citizens to sue companies profiting from assets in Cuba seized under the Castro regime, high-profile corporations in several industries are facing—or are potentially facing—significant legal action. Jones Day partners Rick Puente and Chris Pace review recent developments and talk about what affected parties and stakeholders should watch for in 2020.


JONES DAY TALKS®: Helms-Burton Risks Continue for Companies with Investments and Operations in Cuba



The uncertainty continues for companies potentially at risk since the Trump Administration lifted the suspension on Title III of the Helms-Burton Act, a provision that empowers U.S. nationals with claims to confiscated property in Cuba to file suit in U.S. courts against entities “trafficking” in those assets.

Rick Puente and Chris Pace review recent case developments, discuss the appointment of new National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien, and talk about what parties possibly affected by Helms-Burton should expect next.


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Jones Day Talks Africa: Progress, Opportunities, and the Continental Free Trade Agreement



Africa’s 1.2 billion people, its rich natural resources, and the improving political stability in many of its nations have positioned the continent for meaningful economic growth in the coming years. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (“CFTA”), developed and brokered by the African Union, would significantly expand intracontinental trade and remove oppressive tariffs and other barriers that hinder prosperity in the region.

Jones Day partner Javade Chaudhri talks about the current status of the CFTA, and what companies considering investment or expansion in Africa should know now.