The ILS Gazette

Friday, February 14, 2014

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  Alvin.Lindsay@hoganlovells.com

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

- Hogan Lovells 

- 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 eco@ecostrats.com for more details.

 

  

  

  

 
The ILS Gazette:

 

 

Editors:
Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith 

 

 

Chair:

C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo

Chair-Elect:

Peter A. Quinter

Secretary:

Eduardo Palmer

Treasurer:

Alvin F. Lindsey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights

* February 27-28, 2014 - ILS proudly presents its annual International Business Transactions Conference (IBTC) & 12th International Litigation and Arbitration (ILAC) Conference

 

We're less than 2 few weeks away from IBTC and ILAC ~~ register today!!

 

Click here to register for IBTC and click here to register for ILAC

 

* February 21, 2014 - CIArb Bahamas Branch presents the First Annual Dame Joan Sawyer Lecture. Guest Speaker: Jan Paulsson. 18:00-21:00. The Ballroom, Government House, Nassau Bahamas. Registration at www.ciarb.org, events@ciarb.org, or +242 325 4921.

 

 * March 1, 2014 - Vis Pre-Moot, JAMS Resolution Center, 600 Brickell Ave., Miami

 

* March 6 - 7, 2014 - International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates, Third Annual Meeting and Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

 

* March 7, 2014 - World Trade Center's International Women's Day Event, 11th Annual Luncheon, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 711 NW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33126. Contact Michelle Lezcano mlezcano@worldtrade.org  

 

* March 13, 2014 - 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Audio Webcast,

Immigration Benefits Available to Same-SexCouples in Light of the Supreme Court Decision in Windsor

  

* March 27, 2014 - Noon discussion, "Mareeva Injunctions and 28 U.S.C. § 1782: U.S. Support of International Legal Proceedings," RSVP to rpuente@cfclaw.com.

  

* April 7-9, 2014 - Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2014 International Days, Florida State University Conference Center, Tallahassee

 

* May 13, 2014 - 8:30 a.m., "Practice Pointers on Enforcing International Judgments," RSVP to jcarballo@zpwlaw.com 

 

* Office Space for Rent @ 701 Brickell Ave., MiamiAstigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, P.A. has recently relocated and their prior space is available for rent.  Contact Greg Grossman, ggrossman@astidavis.com, Tel: (305) 372-8282. 

Upcoming Events

February Events


 

February 27-28, 2014 -

  

Dear ILS members and friends,

 

By now you are hopefully aware that our annual International Business Transactions Conference ("IBTC") and International Litigation and Arbitration Conference ("ILAC") will take place on February 27 and 28 at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.  I wanted to encourage you to join us for the conferences, both of which promise to be excellent.

 

You can register for IBTC by clicking here and ILAC here

 

We will begin the morning of Thursday, February 27, with an ILS Executive Council meeting, to which all ILS members and guests are welcome.  Thereafter, the IBTC conference will begin with a lunch in the terrific ThreeFortyFive restaurant located in the hotel.  Panels at the IBTC will cover two extremely timely topics - cross-border infrastructure projects and cross-border joint ventures - from a variety of perspectives.  The IBTC will conclude, and the ILAC will commence, with a spirited networking cocktail reception on Thursday evening.

 

Friday's ILAC conference features a full day of interesting and informative panels, punctuated by networking coffee breaks and a lunch at ThreeFortyFive.  Two of the conference's many highlights will be presentations by our keynote speakers: international law luminary Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo, who will discuss Confidentiality and Technology: Arbitration and ADR in the Shadow of Big Data Security, and Lorraine Brennan of JAMS, who will speak about The Changing Face of International Dispute Resolution: Lessons from the Past and Predictions for the Future.  As always, the conference will conclude with a sumptuous and lively cocktail reception on Friday evening.

 

Won't you please consider joining us?  The brochure and registration information for IBTC and ILAC are only a mouse click away.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

C. Ryan Reetz

Chair, International Law Section

  

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Friday, February 21, 2014

CIArb Bahamas Branch presents the

First Annual Dame Joan Sawyer Lecture

Guest Speaker: Jan Paulsson

18:00-21:00

The Ballroom, Government House

Nassau Bahamas

Registration at www.ciarb.org, events@ciarb.org, or +242 325 4921

   

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March Events

  

March 1, 2014 - Vis Pre-Moot

Location: JAMS Resolution Center, 600 Brickell Ave., Miami

CLE Credit available to volunteer arbitrators

 

For more information contact Mariela Malfeld at mmalfeld@wthf.com

  

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March 6-7, 2014 - International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates

  

IFTTA NORTH AMERICA SECTIONTHIRD ANNUAL MEETING AND CONFERENCE (click on title for more information)

 FORT LAUDERDALE - FLORIDA

  

The North American section of IFTTA (http://iftta.org/) invites you to attend its annual Meeting and Conference. See above and http://iftta.org/events/3rd-north-america-conference for details of the event, and the Registration Form. Membership in the organization (http://iftta.org/content/become-member 

) is encouraged, but not a pre-requisite to attendance.

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March 7, 2014

 

World Trade Center's International Women's Day Event - 11th Annual Luncheon

 

The event will take place on Friday, March 7, 2013 and will honor four women for their  leadership in promoting and enhancing international trade and business in Florida and the Americas.

 

Honoring:

Alice Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce

Jennifer Diaz, Shareholder, Chair, Customs & International Trade, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.

Barbara Reilly, Executive Vice President, NCBFAA (National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America)

Diane J. Sabatino, Port Director, Miami Seaport, Customs & Border Protection

  

Topic: Trade Opportunities for Women in International Business

Speaker: Elizabeth Vazquez , CEO, Founder, WEConnect International

 

Registration: 11:30 am      
Luncheon: 12:00 pm (noon)

Corporate Table: $500 / Individual: $50

 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel  

711 NW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33126

  

CONTACT:

Michelle Lezcano - Project Coordinator, World Trade Center Miami 
mlezcano@worldtrade.org  / Phone: 305-871-7910

  

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March 13, 2014 - 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m., Audio Webcast, Immigration Benefits Available to Same-Sex

Couples in Light of the Supreme Court Decision in Windsor (click here for registration form).

 

Presented by Larry Rifkin and Jacqueline Villalba, Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A., Miami.  As an audio webcast attendee, you will listen to the program over the Internet. An audio-cd will be available for sale 4 - 6 weeks after the program.

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On March 27, 2014, at noon, Rick Puente will host a luncheon discussion titled "Mareeva Injunctions and 28 U.S.C. § 1782: U.S. Support of International Legal Proceedings," at Concepcion, Martinez & Bellido, P.A., 255 Aragon Avenue, Second Floor, Coral Gables. Call-in participants are welcome. RSVPs should be directed to rpuente@cfclaw.com.

  

 

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April Events

 

April 1-5, 2014 -- ABA Section of International Law, Spring Meeting, New York City 

 The American Bar Association Section of International Law's 2014 Spring Meeting will take place on April 1-5 and will include more than 60 continuing legal education programs and a number of social events and networking opportunities.

 

Florida Bar International Law Section members can register at a discounted rate. To receive the discounted rate check off the "Member of Cooperating Organization," and list the Florida Bar Association, Section of International Law. Registration form is available here.

 

Please visit

ambar.org/ilspring2014

for information on programming, registration, and hotel accommodations.

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 April 7-9, 2014 -- Florida Chamber of Commerce, 2014 International Days.

  

Join the Florida Chamber and Florida's international business community at International Days on April 7-9, 2014. Top international trade experts will discuss the significant role international businesses have in Florida's economy.

 

Event speakers include:

  • Ananth Prasad, Secretary, Florida Department of Transportation
  • Peter Robinson, President and CEO, United States Council for International Business Gray Swoope, Secretary of Commerce and President of Enterprise Florida
  • Will Seccombe, President, VISIT FLORIDA
  • Doug Wheeler, President and CEO, Florida Ports Council
  • Joe Lopano, CEO, Tampa International Airport
  • Todd Kocourek, CEO, Florida First Capital

Deadline for hotel reservations is fast approaching. If you haven't yet made your hotel reservations, please do so today. Below is helpful hotel information.

Aloft Hotel - $149.00
Cut-off date is 3/7/14
NOTE: Please mention Florida Chamber International Days 2014 when making your reservation.

Hotel Duval - $169.00
Cut-off date is 3/3/14
NOTE: Please identify the group name of Florida Chamber of Commerce.

Residence Inn by Marriott - $159.00
Cut-off date is 3/7/14

 NOTE: Please request reservation under the CCD room block or M-ZGTTV6.

Click here to view the full International Days agenda, to register to attend International Days and to view full hotel details.  For more information please contact Leslie Snyder at (850) 521-1206 or lsnyder@flchamber.com

  

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May Events

 

On May 13, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., Joe Carballo will host a breakfast discussion titled "Practice Pointers on Enforcing International Judgments," at Zumpano Patricios & Winker, 312 Minorca Avenue, Coral Gables. Call-in participants are welcome. RSVPs should be directed to jcarballo@zpwlaw.com 

 

Office Space Available
Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, P.A. has recently relocated their office to a larger location. Their prior space is located on 701 Brickell Avenue, in a 33-story, Class A office building in the north end of Brickell and it is available for rent. Available space includes 10 perimeter offices, 4 internal offices, 4 workstations, 4 conference rooms with a large kitchen, rolling file area, office services area, large reception with direct access to the elevator lobby and storage room. Easy access to downtown, the airport and I-95 and it is walking distance to the Metro mover and Metrorail stations. The building offers 24 hour security, additional conference facilities and helpful on-site management. On-site amenities include banking, dry-cleaner, car wash, restaurant, fitness center and beauty parlor.

 

Contact Greg Grossman, ggrossman@astidavis.com, Tel: (305) 372-8282.