Webinar : Cuba Policy under the Trump Administration: Extraterritorial Implications


  • 12:00 : Opening remarks - France Tenaille, Gowling WLG
  • 12:05 : Cuba policy-making and the interplay between the key players - Matthew Aho, Akerman
  • 12:20 : Perspective from Havana - Gregory Biniowsky, Gowling WLG
  • 12:25 : Analysis of Title III - Pedro A. Freyre, Akerman
  • 12:45 : Canada's Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act - Richard Dearden, Gowling WLG
  • 12:55 : Q&A - France Tenaille, Gowling WLG


The Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (Libertad) Act of 1996 strengthens and continues the United States embargo against Cuba. Title III of the Act (also known as "Helms-Burton") authorizes U.S. nationals with claims to confiscated property in Cuba to file suit in U.S. courts against persons that may be "trafficking" in that property.

Gowling WLG and Akerman will provide a status report of the Trump Administration's Cuba policy and the extraterritorial implications to companies and individuals if Title III of Helms-Burton is implemented.

Matthew D. Aho

Special Advisor, Cuba AkermanNew York, US

Gregory Biniowsky

Consultant Gowling WLG Havana, Cuba

France Tenaille

Partner Gowling WLG Toronto, Canada

Richard Dearden

Partner Gowling WLG Ottawa, Canada

Pedro A. Freyre

Chair, International Practice Akerman Miami, US