The ILS Gazette

Friday, March 7, 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-Canada

- DLA Piper

- 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

March 11, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Venezuelan American National Bar Association presents a Roundtable Discussion on Venezuelan Currency Exchange Control.  Holland & Knight, Miami.  Contact Angel Valverde at AValverde@cfclaw.com.

 

* 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 6-9, 2014 - 22nd International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, Miami.

  

* 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 

Upcoming Events

March Events

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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).

 

  The International Law Section invites you to their March 13th audio webcast entitled Immigration Benefits Available to Same-Sex Couples in Light of the Supreme Court Decision in Windsor (1764R).   With the June 2013 Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor overturning Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, there are now opportunities for same-sex couples to immigrate to the United States on both a temporary and permanent basis.  The audio webcast will focus on the immigrant and nonimmigrant opportunities that are now available to same-sex couples and the logistics and challenges involved in both arenas.

Click on the link above for a copy of the brochure. You may scan and email your registration form to registrations@flabar.org or fax your form to (850) 561-9413.      

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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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March 11, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

A Roundable on Venezuelan Currency Exchange Control

An update from a legal and financial point of view  and its impact in Venezuela and the United States

 

This event will feature two round tables with preeminent panelists from Venezuela and the United States discussing the latest developments concerning the Venezuelan currency exchange control and its impact in Venezuela and in the United States. 

Event location: Holland & Knight, Miami

 

Contact Angel Valeverde at AValverde@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 6-9, 2014 - 22nd International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, Miami.

 

On behalf of ICCA Miami 2014, I would like to remind you to register for the twenty-second International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress, to be held in Miami, Florida, on 6-9 April 2014.

You are invited to read about the Congress and register at: www.iccamiami2014.com
. I encourage you to register quickly, as our block of rooms at the host hotel, InterContinental Miami, is limited and the only way to book your room at our Congress rate is by registering for the program.

  • Limited space for the Gala Dinner - reserve your seat now!
  • If you did not reserve your hotel room when you registered and want to stay at the congress hotel then use the link on your registration to add a room. Space is limited!
  • There is still time to become a member of ICCA and enjoy a 10% discount: http://www.arbitration-icca.org/members.html.
  • Be acknowledged, be visible - Select Sponsorships and Exhibitor booths are still available. You can become a sponsor or exhibitor by going to the ICCA Miami 2014 website. Click on the Sponsor tab at the top and then the "Sponsor This Event" button to read more. www.iccamiami2014.com.

Questions may be directed to ICCAMiami@aplusmeetings.com

Looking forward to welcoming you in Miami,

Burt Landy
Chairman of the Host Committee

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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