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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, November 1, 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

- Hunton & Williams 

- Kobre & Kim


Regional Sponsor

- Alvarez and Marsal Holdings 

- Eduardo Palmer P.A.
- 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


















* Future of Arbitration: Miami - Networking Cocktail - Tomorrow, Saturday, November 2, 2013.


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


* Current Issues in International Arbitration in the Americas, A Roundtable - November 6, 2013.


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


* Organization of Women in International Trade - South Florida 12th Annual International Business Woman of the Year awards luncheon - November 12, 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
  November Events 


November 2, Future of Arbitration: Miami - Networking Cocktail


To celebrate the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) Conference, "Precedents: Benefits, Dangers & Myths" in Miami on November 2nd, the Future of Arbitration: Miami (FA:M) will host a networking cocktail at Blue Martini Lounge.


This event aims to exchange ideas about career development and issues of interest on international arbitration in a relaxed environment with a Latin twist.


The cocktail will take place on Saturday, November 2, at Blue Martini Lounge in Brickell, from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm (address: 900 South Miami Avenue, #250, Miami, FL 33130) following the YAF conference.


Admission is free and all attendees will receive a free cocktail. Please RSVP at



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.



Current Issues in International Arbitration in the Americas-A Roundtable

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM, Miami, FL


 This roundtable will feature a discussion on the most salient issues affecting the current development of international arbitration in the Americas. A group of experts with vast experience in commercial and investment arbitration in the region will contribute to a fascinating debate and discuss the impact of these issues on the growth of international arbitration.

 This event is hosted by the Global Legal Studies Initiative at Florida International University College of Law, and co-sponsored by the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS), Capítulo de la Florida del Club Español de Arbitraje (CEA), the Venezuelan American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR), and the Arbitration Center of the Caracas Chamber of Commerce (CACCC).


 The Roundtable discussion will be followed by a presentation of the book "Arbitration in Venezuela: Fifteen Years of the Commercial Arbitration Act".  For more information or to register to attend, please visit


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



November 12, 2013 - The Organization of Women in International Trade - South Florida presents the 12th Annual International Business Woman of the Year awards luncheon featuring Angie Hicks of Angie's List on November 12, 2013.

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Newly Remodeled Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne, FL.  Register now!

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