Cuba Owes Billions to American Citizens. Litigation Avoidable.

After the 1959 Cuban communist revolution, the government of Cuba confiscated properties from American citizens and others including its own people. To date, this remains the largest[1] confiscation of American property by any foreign government in history.  The unlawful land grabs were done under the color of law. At times, done by bearded thugs using [...]

U.K. Court: U.S. sanctions do not relieve insurers of their obligation to pay

Thoroughly enjoyed collaborating last year with colleagues at Reed Smith LLP and 7KBW Barristers as an expert witness in an economic sanctions case before the U.K. Commercial Royal Courts of Justice. 7KBW Barristers acted for the successful insured in expedited proceedings brought against various Lloyd’s syndicates for an indemnity under a marine cargo insurance policy [...]

New Tool to Help Combat Iran and Hizballah in Latin America

The International Economic Emergency Powers Act ("IEEPA") was amended by the Congress last week and includes a section that will help raise awareness of a long-time threat in the Western Hemisphere posed by Iran and its proxy Hezbollah. The small but important change to IEEPA now requires that the executive branch conduct reviews of "... [...]

Miami Herald: Miami billboards accuse cruise ships that sail to Cuba of dealing in confiscated property

From the Miami Herald: “Title IV needs to be used more robustly,” said attorney Jason Poblete. “Everything with Helms-Burton is a question of political will. There has to be the political will to follow through on this.”He said there are at least nine sections of Helms-Burton that have been poorly implemented through the years and [...]