The ILS Gazette

Friday, April 4, 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.

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The ILS Gazette:


Regan Kruse 



C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















* Saturday, April 5 - London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Symposium, Viceroy Hotel, Miami


* 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

* April 14, noon - Women in International Law Committee, Lunch with Jan Paulsson, Greenberg Traurig, Miami


* April 23  - 6:30 pm -  Tax LLM Open House - University of Miami School of Law


* May 8 - 9Florida Bar International Law Section presents Cuba 2014: What The U.S. Legal And Business Communities Need To Know, Orlando, Florida 


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


* May 13 -6:30 pm -  LLM Open House - University of Miami School of Law



Upcoming Events
April Events
The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) will be hosting a symposium in Miami on Saturday 5 April, the day before the ICCA Congress. 


LCIA symposia are designed to be interactive and to provide an opportunity for delegates to share news and views on recent developments in the field of international commercial arbitration and ADR under the expert guidance of well-known co-Chairs.  There are no set talks; instead, in advance of the event delegates submit topics for discussion they wish to raise and these are debated from the floor during the working sessions. The LCIA regularly host events back-to-back with other institutions and the combination of a traditional style conference and a symposium is always well received by delegates.


The LCIA would like to offer a special reduced registration fee of £250 to all members of the Florida State Bar.  For further details about the event and to register please click here for the programme and registration form.  Details of the event can also be viewed on the LCIA website:  LCIA symposium on International Arbitration - 5 April 2014, The Viceroy Hotel Miami; to register at the reduced rate please complete the registration form, selecting the "Delegate registration fee for In-House/General Counsel" and making a note  "Florida Bar", and email to .  


Please do not hesitate to contact the LCIA ( if you have any questions or would like any further information.


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

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 



April 14 - The Women in International Law Committee invites you to an interactive lunch with Jan Paulsson where we will discuss Key Points in International Commercial Arbitration Every Attorney Should Know.   The luncheon will start at 12 noon on April 14, 2014, at Greenberg Traurig's office which is located at 333 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 4400, Miami, Florida 33131.


If you plan to attend please email Veronica Lacayo by April 10, 2014 at 



April 23  - 6:30 pm -  Tax LLM Open House - University of Miami School of Law

Holland & Knight, 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, Ste. 4400

Learn about new LLM in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment

For more info and free registration go to: 



May Events


 May 8 - 9 - Florida Bar International Law Section presents

 Cuba 2014: What The U.S. Legal And Business Communities Need To Know

Live Presentation

Loews Portifino Bay Hotel * 5601 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819

Course No. 1763R

Click here for schedule and registration form 



May 13 - 6:30 pm -  LLM Open House - University of Miami School of Law

Morton's Steakhouse, Brickell

For more info and free registration go to: 



On May 13 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