The ILS Gazette

Monday, July 14, 2014

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly  
Summer 2014, 30th Anniversary Edition Now Available
The Summer 2014 Edition of the ILQ has been released and is available on the section's website.

The ILQ is currently accepting submissions for its next edition, which will focus on International Construction Litigation and Arbitration. The submission deadline is August 15, 2014. For more information, including the publication's style guide, please contact the ILQ Editor, Yara Lorenzo, at


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Regional Sponsor

- Gray Robinson
- Harper Meyer 




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In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2013-2014, 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.  


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The ILS Gazette:


Kristin Drecktrah 



Peter A. Quinter

Immediate Past Chair:

C. Ryan Reetz


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsay, III


Arnoldo B. Lacayo


















* GrayRobinson and Harper Meyer have signed up as Regional Sponsors for 2014-2015 Cycle!


* September 2-6, 2014 - The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute hosts Fundamentals of International Arbitration and Caribbean Arbitration Trends, Coral Gables, Florida


 * November 20-21 - Florida Bar International Law Section presents Cuba 2014: What The U.S. Legal And Business Communities Need To Know, Orlando, Florida 


* Article from ILS member, Victorino J. Tejera, regarding the Interaction of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sovereign Immunity in Light of a Recent Florida District Court Case: Capital Trans Int'l v. IPIC et al. 

Upcoming Events
September Events

 September 2-6, 2014 - The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute is hosting a Practitioners' Course on The Fundamentals of International Arbitration and Caribbean Arbitration Trends.

This is an intensive and interactive specialized course led by Professor Jan Paulsson with guest lecturers from the Caribbean, including The Honourable Mr. Justice Jacob Wit of the Caribbean Court of Justice and Mr. Justice Boyd Carey (Ret.) who has served on the Courts of Appeal for Jamaica, The Bahamas and Belize.

Click here for more information or to register.



November Events
November 3-4, 2014 - The ICC invites you to its 12th Annual Miami Conference at the Mandarin Oriental on Brickell Key, Miami. The focus of this year's conference is "Theory, Technique and Practice of Arbitration." An advanced-level training, "Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Mangement - The Arbitrator's Perspective," will be on November 2, 2014. 
Click here for more information on the program and to register.  




November 17-18, 2014 - The ABA Section of International Law invites you to attend the "2014 North America Regional Forum: Doing Business within the Region and Collaborating Abroad" Conference on at the Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The ILS is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can take advantage of discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by registering online and selecting the "Cooperating Entity" Rate.


This one and a half day conference will feature two parallel tracks on best practices for international companies doing business in North America and for North American companies working internationally.  It will begin with a joint plenary on Cross Border Ethics in the Digital Age and will be followed by a series of panels presented by international legal experts on the latest in key topics such as privacy issues, enforcement of judgments, antitrust and compliance. This program will also offer a unique forum for international lawyers to explore and expand their networks as well as meet colleagues from all over the world during networking breakfasts, networking breaks, luncheons and reception, which are included with the registration fee.


Click here to view the full conference brochure including programming and social events. Register before October 17th to save on your registration with Early Bird Rates!


Visit to register and for more information on programming, hotel accommodations and the latest updates on the conference.

November 20-21, 2014 - Florida Bar International Law Section presents Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Busness Communities Need to Know, Orlando, Florida.

View brochure by clicking here.  

Hotel group rate of $179 expires on October 29, 2014. 



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2015 Florida Chamber International Days, April 7-9, 2015 in Tallahassee. Plan to join Florida's premier international trade conference as we continuing advancing to secure Florida's future through trade and logistics.


In The News

2014-2015 Top 10 Objectives by Peter Quinter, Chair, ILS


Click Here to view and download the list!    


Article From ILS Member,

Victorino J. Tejera


Thank you to Victorino for submitting this article of interest (click on the following title to view):


Some Comments on the Interaction of Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sovereign Immunity in Light of a Recent Florida District Court Case: Capital Trans Int'l v. IPIC et al.


Victorino is an attorney admitted to practice law in Venezuela and an out-of-country member of The Florida Bar International Law Section. He currently serves as a Visiting Researcher at Florida International University College of Law as holder of a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellowship. 


 Victorino can be reached at