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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, October 4, 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.


Visit our sponsors


* ILS thanks its new sponsors for the 2013-2014 Cycle:



 Global Sponsors


- Aballí Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis

- Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá

- White & Case


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg
- Devine Goodman

- Kobre & Kim


Regional Sponsor

- GrayRobinson

- Harper Meyer 

- Northern Trust



Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Cycle


In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2012-2013, 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.  The 2013-2014 Sponsorship Package is available here.


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.





The ILS Gazette:



Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith 




C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















ABA Section of International Law - Fall Meeting in London - October 15-19, 2013.


* Dade County Bar Association's International Law Committee presents "Litigating an International Case" with speakers Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres, Judge Ursula Ungaro and Judge Lisa S. Walsh - October 29, 2013.


* ICC's annual Miami conference -  November 3-5, 2013.


* CABA Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Americas Conference (Co-sponsored by ILS) - November 8, 2013.  


* ILS's International Dispute Resolution Roundtable Committee solicits proposals for breakfast or lunch programs.

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Going beyond traditional panel presentations, what would excite and motivate you at this year's conference on February 28, 2014? Please let us know by filling out the following 2014 ILAC planning survey. click here
Upcoming Events

October Events


October 15-19 - American Bar Association Section of International Law - Fall Meeting in London

The ABA Section of International Law invites you to a very special 2013 Fall Meeting in London, United Kingdom, October 15-19, 2013. ABA International's Fall Meeting is one of the world's most important gatherings of international lawyers. Last year's Fall Meeting in Miami, Florida welcomed over 950 attendees from 52 countries.


Fall Meeting attendees will include high-level practitioners with the largest and most respected global law firms; lawyers with the most prominent regional and national firms inside and outside the U.S.; small-firm and solo practitioners with significant international practices; corporate and in-house counsel; lawyers serving in government or with non-governmental organizations and inter-governmental organizations; and academics. ABA International is the home within the ABA for the world's leading international practitioners, and the 2013 Fall Meeting is a "Must-Attend" meeting for lawyers with a practice or interest in international legal issues.


Pre-Registration Closes October 1, 2013.


For more information and to register, visit:


Dade County Bar Association
International Law Committee



Litigating an International Case


Join us for a lunch panel discussing prevalent issues involving the litigation of international cases as viewed from the bench. Topics will include forum non conveniens, personal jurisdiction, service of process, cultural and languages barriers, the application of foreign law, and the extraterritorial application of U.S. law. The panel will provide South Florida litigators the opportunity to gain insight into the thoughts of leading judges and magistrates and offer practical guidance for those new to practice!



Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Judge Ursula Ungaro

United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Judge Lisa S. Walsh

11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Civil Division


Moderated by: Edward H. Davis, Jr.

Astigarraga Davis


Tuesday, October 29, 2013
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm


The Bankers Club

2 South Biscayne Blvd., 14th Floor

Miami, FL 33131


$45 Members - $55 Non-Members


1.5 Hours of CLE Credit pending Florida Bar Approval


Contact Rafael Javier Valdes at with questions


To Register Please Click HERE


November Events 


 ICC's Annual Miami conference

 International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America


3-5 November, Mandarin Oriental hotel, Miami


 ICC's annual Miami conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts approximately 400 participants representing about 30 nationalities.  Sessions this years will cover the following perspectives : Judicial; Academic; Business; "Public"; "Alternative"; Ethical and Procedural.


This year the conference will be preceded by an advanced level training on "drafting enforceable awards" will take place on Sunday 3 November. Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, the training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.


Nov. 8, 2013 - CABA's Legal Aspects of Doing Business In The Americas Conference, Co-Sponsored by ILS


Doing business in Latin America is not an option - Miami's geographic location, coupled with its diverse population and its historical ties to the region, makes Latin America the logical target for expansion and growth for Miami's businesses, however, successfully navigating the complex regulatory, legal, market, and cultural waters of doing business in Latin America is no small task. Whether you are an experienced general counsel at a multinational company seeking to expand its market share, or the startup entrepreneur looking to tap into the region, the CABA Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the Americas Conference will feature an exceptional roster of legal practitioners, academics, and corporate counsel that will give you the information that you need to accomplish your business goals. This all-day conference, which will be held on November 8, 2013 at the Intercontinental Miami, simply cannot be missed!


Click here to view brochure and registration information. Early discounted rate registration ends on September 27, 2013.


Should you have any questions, please contact Diana Powell at 786-210-5984 or by email at


We Want You!

ILS's International Dispute Resolution Roundtable Committee Solicits Program Proposals


The ILS's International Dispute Resolution Roundtable Committee is soliciting program proposals from anyone interested in hosting a Roundtable breakfast or lunch. The Roundtable Committee is organizing several presentations whereby issues related to international disputes will be addressed and teleconference access will be provided. Anyone interested in participating should contact Gus Lamelas at or Rick Puente at



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   

In the News

ILS is proud to announce that there are 8 qualified candidates who have applied for the International Law board certification. That is the highest number of applicants since the first year of this certification.