The ILS Gazette

Friday, March 21, 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

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 for more details.





The ILS Gazette:


Regan Kruse 



C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















* Thursday, March 27, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -

Joint ILS/BLS (Business Law Section) Happy Hour at Blue Martini, Mary Brickell Village, Miami


* March 28 - 1-4:45 pm, Publish or Perish: Updates in Copyright in Education - University of Central Florida, Orlando (hosted by EASL Section of FL Bar)


* April 6 - Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) Workshop, Britto Central Art Gallery, Miami Beach


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


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

Upcoming Events

March Events


NEXT Thursday, March 27 --


ILS is excited to announce a joint happy hour with the Florida Bar's Business Law Section (BLS)!


6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Beer, Wine, Food

Blue Martini, at Mary Brickell Village, Miami

Contact Clarissa Rodriguez,, with questions and please RSVP to

Cindi Lamb,

by March 25th.

Hope to see you there!


Friday, March 28, 2014, 1-4:45 pm  

Florida Bar's Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section ("EASL") will be hosting a great CLE event at the end of this month in Orlando.


"Publish or Perish: Updates in Copyright in Education"


UCF Campus - Legal Studies Department, University of Central Florida


Credits: 3.5 General, 1.0 Ethics & at least 2 hours in 4 certification programs, including International Law.


For more information, view the PDF here.

 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

for information on programming, registration, and hotel accommodations.


Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) Workshop
Sunday 6 April 2014
Britto Central Art Gallery, Miami Beach

We are pleased to invite you to register for this interactive workshop on issues relevant to younger members of the arbitration community.
This event opens with a keynote address and informal Q&A to be followed by a session run in the LCIA traditional Tylney Hall format of open forum discussion of topics raised in advance. Participation is encouraged during this session and attendees are requested to submit questions and comments on general issues of practice and procedure in advance of the workshop. The event will be held at the Romero Britto art gallery in Miami Beach and cocktails will be served.

Speakers and co-Chairs:
Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Haersolte Hof; James Freeman, Allen and Overy LLP; Sarah K McEachern, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Harout Samra, DLA Piper LLP

Programme and Registration:
This event is free to attend for young practitioners (whether in-house or in private practice) and students who are interested in international arbitration, who are aged 40 or under.

Please use the following link to access further information and to register:
YIAG workshop programme and registration


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:
. 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:
  • 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.

Questions may be directed to

Looking forward to welcoming you in Miami,

Burt Landy
Chairman of the Host Committee



 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 



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