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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, August 9, 2013

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly
Russia Issue Now Available
The Russia Issue of the ILQ has been released and is available on the section's website:

If you'd like to get published in this premier journal, which covers all areas of international law, please submit topic ideas to Alvin Lindsay at

He will provide deadlines and the
publication's style guide.


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Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2012-2013 Cycle


We are in the midst of a new sponsorship cycle for the 2012-2013 ILS year. In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor for another year. In 2011-2012, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.

ILS Thanks its Hemispheric Sponsors:

- Bilzin Sumberg

- Devine Goodman Rasco Watts-FitzGerald & Wells P.A.

- Hughes Hubbard

- White & Case


The ILS Gazette:

Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith


C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


* Club Español del Arbitraje - Breakfast presentation on "Cuba: A Future in International Arbitration" on August 21, 2013, at 8:30 a.m.


* Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR) - Kick-off Reception on August 22, 2013, at 6-8 p.m.


* Nominate someone today for the 12th Annual International Business Woman of the Year Awards.  Deadline for submission: Friday, August 30, 2013.


11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference -

September 11-13, 2013.


* Future of Arbitration: Miami presents "Femme Arbitration: Women on Top in International Arbitration" - September 14, 2013


*  2014 International Litigation & Arbitration Conference is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee!  

We Want You!

2014 ILAC Steering Committee Opportunity


The 2014 International Litigation & Arbitration Conference is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee. If you are interested in learning how you can be involved, please contact Laura Reich at


12th Annual International Business Woman of the Year ("IBWOY") Awards - November 12, 2013


The 2013 annual IBWOY recognition luncheon will be here before you know it.

Nominate someone today! If you know a deserving South Florida businesswoman, take a few minutes to tell us her story. To qualify, the applicant must be engaged in international business or activities that help promote international trade or mentor other women in the international business arena within the State of Florida. Past recipients are not eligible. There are three categories of recipients:

  • Small/medium sized business: companies with 200 employees or less
    2012 recipient was Annette Taddeo-Goldstein)
  • Large business: companies with more than 200 employees
    2012 recipient was Carmen Taylor, American Airlines Cargo)
  • Service: government, public sector entities, non-profits
    2012 recipient was Hon. Carmenza Jaramillo, Proexport USA)

People interested in nominating a deserving candidate, can fill out the the 2013 form, available here: Applications must be typed and provide all required information. Separate pages may be used to respond to all questions on the application. Applications which are incomplete in any manner will not be eligible for consideration. All applicants hereby consent to the use of their name and profile being published and disseminated in connection with all publications by or on behalf of OWIT South Florida.


Deadline for submission: Friday, August 30, 2013.

Finalists will be selected for a personal interview by the Nominating Committee.

An independent panel of judges will be responsible for selecting the winners.

Winners will be notified by: October 11, 2013.

If you are interested in applying or wish to nominate someone, please email the completed application to:

Cristina Suárez, Astigarraga Davis/ Email: Tel. 305-372-8282

Thank you for your time in completing this application.

Good luck to all applicants!

Upcoming Events

August Events 

Club Español del Arbitraje 
will be hosting a complimentary breakfast presentation on "Cuba: A Future in International Arbitration" by Gustavo Lamelas on August 21, 2013, at 8:30 a.m., at 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Ste. 300, Coral Gables. Anyone interested in attending should email Gus Lamelas at or Rick Puente at




The Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR) 



will host its official kick-off reception on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Northern Trust from 6-8 p.m. with guest of honor, the Honorable Federico A. Moreno, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.


The Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR) is a non-profit voluntary bar association established in 2013. VENAMBAR is aimed at aligning and attending the needs of legal professionals in the United States with an interest in Venezuelan issues. It will help connect Venezuelan lawyers and the Venezuelan business community in the United States. VENAMBAR will serve as a platform for networking experiences and dialog among lawyers, bar associations, and law students. It will also promote interaction with the members of the United States judiciary and academia. VENAMBAR will actively support the local community through pro bono legal assistance and civic outreach. For more information please contact Angel Valverde at 305 4446669 or by email


September Events



11th Annual ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference



September 11-13, 2013

Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida



A Corporate Counsel Series: International Dispute Resolution in the Americas.



The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR™) has been presenting its Miami International Arbitration Conference for 11 years, always with a concentration on an aspect of international alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is especially current and often under the umbrella of its signature Corporate Counsel Series.


This year's event sets a new benchmark for attendee interaction: the program blends favorites from conferences past-such as the Tertulia round table discussions-with exciting new technology allowing real-time electronic voting and debate on the most pressing issues facing international arbitration today. Moreover, attendees this year will be invited to submit papers relevant to the discussions and topics in the conference.


The annual ICDR conference always attracts a world-class faculty and is attended by an equally renowned group of experts.


The conference will be simultaneously translated into Spanish.


The ICDR is accepting submissions of papers relevant to the discussions and topics in the conference. Send queries to Steve Andersen at


Please visit

for registration, agenda, CLE credit, and additional event information.


ILS and the Future of Arbitration: Miami (FA:M) present



Femme Arbitration Women on Top in International Arbitration



Saturday September 14, 2013, Registration begins at 12:00 p.m.



Following the 11th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference


Hosted by Gallery Diet, Located in the Heart of the Wynwood (Miami) Arts District


Open to practitioners and law students under 40. Special discounts for FA:M and ILS Members


Portion of proceeds to benefit Women of Wynwood


Contact Clarissa Rodriguez at for more information.





Young Lawyers, Don't Miss the next AIJA Annual Congress in Buenos Aires


AIJA Annual Congress



 Buenos Aires
September 17-21


 AIJA is gearing up for its annual Congress, to be held in Buenos Aires from Sept. 17-21. Several days of informative and educational seminars along with opportunities to network with other participants, including hundreds of members of the world's largest association of young lawyers, AIJA (Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats). The conference kicks off with a full-day seminar on the do's and don'ts when doing business in Latin America, a valuable tool for Florida lawyers practicing in the region. While attending the conference, explore Buenos Aires and find interesting and challenging seminars and working sessions on groundbreaking legal issues in various legal fields. There are numerous opportunities to learn and network, be involved in future events, and become an integral part of this dynamic group.

Online registration for the Buenos Aires Congress is open.Register now at this link.
For more information please visit this link or contact AIJA US National Representative Joseph Gulino at