The ILS Gazette

Monday, August 18, 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.

For more information about contributing to the ILQ, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo at


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* ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2014-2015 Cycle:


Global Sponsor 

- Astigarraga Davis 


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Hunton & Williams

- Kobre & Kim LLP  

Regional Sponsor

- Gray Robinson
- Harper Meyer 




Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2014-2015 Cycle 


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.  


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.

The ILS Gazette:


Kristin Drecktrah 



Peter A. Quinter

Immediate Past Chair:

C. Ryan Reetz


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsay, III


Arnoldo B. Lacayo


















The ILS thanks Astigarraga Davis for renewing its sponsorship as Global Sponsor for the 2014-2015 Cycle. Thank you for the continued support!


* 2015 Florida Bar Board Certification Application Filing Period Now Open


* 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

* September 3, 2014 - Jan Paulsson and Jonathan Hamilton discuss Paulsson's new book, The Idea of Arbitration, at White & Case, Miami

* September 19-21 - ILS Retreat at Boca Raton Resort & Club
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 to register.

September 3, 2014 - Jan Paulsson, Chair of the University of Miami School of Law International Arbitration LL.M Program, and Jonathan Hamilton, Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration at White & Case, will have a conversation on Jan Paulsson's new book, The Idea of Arbitration. The event will be held at White & Case LLP, with a reception at 5:39 PM to be followed by the conversation at 6:30 PM. 

Click Here for more information and to RSVP.


September 11-14, 2014 - The National Association of Civil Law Notaries presents a Florida Civil-Law Notary Seminar and Examination to be held in Tallahassee at the Florida Department of State. Click Here for more information and to register.

September 19-21, 2014 - The ILS Fall Retreat, the first retreat since 2007, will take place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Please make reservations now for Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 21. Click Here to make your reservation online (select Boca Raton Resort & Club) or call (561) 447-3000. Room rates have recently increased to $249/night for Florida residents. Reserve now to avoid any further rate increases!

The full agenda is forthcoming. Dinner will be near the Resort on Friday evening at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday will include planning sessions in the morning and afternoon. There will be plenty of time to enjoy the pool, beach (3 minute shuttle), and other amenities with spouse/significant other and family members! Click Here for full hotel information.


October Events

October 21-24, 2014 - The ABA Section of International Law invites you to its Fall Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina! 

Join over 1,000 leading attorneys, corporate counsel, government officials, academics and NGO lawyers for a conference unlike any other. The ILS is a Cooperating Entity on this event and members can register for the conference at the discounted ABA Section of International Law Member Rates by using the discount code "ICFM1021" on the checkout page of the online registration portal.

 Register before September 8th to take advantage of early bird rates! Registration rates are further discounted for young lawyers (35 years and under), full time government and NGO employees, academics, law students, corporate counsel, solo / small practice and retired attorneys.


Click Here to view the full conference agenda. Click Here to register for the conference. 


November Events
November 3-4, 2014 - The ICC invites you to its 12th Annual Miami Conference at the Mandarin Oriental, 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 held 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. 



 Save the Date


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
Board Certification Application Filing Period Now Open!

One of the Top 10 Objectives for 2014-2015 of ILS Chair Peter Quinter is to continue encouraging our members to become Board Certified in International Law. To be considered, the International Law Board Certification Application Filing Period ends August 31, 2014, so please review and complete the application now. Click Here for more information.