The ILS Gazette

Monday, September 15, 2014

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

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


Visit our sponsor


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


Global Sponsor 

- Aballi Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis 

Hogan Lovells

- Meaden & Moore


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Hunton & Williams

- Kobre & Kim LLP  

Regional Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg
- GrayRobinson
- 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


















* September 17 - VENAMBAR Business Immigration Roundtable Discussion


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

* Nova professor seeking trade attorneys with countertrade experience to assist with case studies

* Save the Date! International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions Conference, February 27, 2015
Upcoming Events
September Events

September 17, 2014 - The Venezuela American National Bar Association (VENAMBAR) will be holding its Roundtable Discussion: Business Immigration 2014. The event is hosted by the VENAMBAR, Gunster, and the International Law Section of the Florida Bar. Topics include: Avoiding Immigration Landmines in Your Organization; Sponsorship of Foreign Nationals for Employment: Opportunities and Obligations; and Employment-Related Immigration Compliance Issues.


Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM, followed by a cocktail reception. Location: 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami Florida. Registration is free of charge. For more information or to register, contact Jorge Guttman at 305.376.6054 or 


September 19-21, 2014 - The ILS Fall Retreat, the first retreat since 2007, will take place at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. Click Here to see the full Retreat brochure. Click Here for full hotel information.


October Events

October 1-3, 2014 -  Join the ABA's National Institute on International Regulation and Compliance at its conference, "FCPA, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls," in Washington, D.C. Click here for the program brochure and here to register!


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.


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



 Save the Date


The International Litigation and Arbitration Conference (ILAC) and the International Business Transactions Conference (IBTC) are being combined into the International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions Conference (ILABTC). This one-day ILABTC will be on Friday, February 27, 2015 in Miami.


The 2015 ILABTC is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee. If you are interested, please contact Robert Becerra at


As we are in the early planning stages, member input on potential panel presentations for the 2015 ILABTC is welcome! If you have ideas or would like to see particular topics covered, please send your thoughts to Robert Becerra at



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
Call for Trade Attorneys to Assist with Case Studies

Message from Belay Seyoum, Professor of International Business at Nova Southeastern University: "I am presently working on a number of case studies in the area of international trade for graduate students specializing in international business. I have not been able to find cases in countertrade (barter, counter-purchase, buybacks etc.). I would be grateful if you can put me in touch with attorneys who deal in these areas. We will acknowledge their contribution and abide by any requirements of confidentiaility pertaining to the cases."

If you can assist in this matter, please contact Mr. Seyoum by email at