The ILS Gazette

Monday, October 6, 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


















*Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know, CLE program, November 20-21, 2014. Early bird rates extended to October 29, 2014!

* Save the Date: International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions (ILAT) Conference, February 27, 2015

* ILS and Barcelona Bar Lawyer Exchange Program
Upcoming Events
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 14 & 16, 2014 - The University of Miami invites you to an open house to learn about its many LL.M. programs. Find out how you can deepen your knowledge in a specific field of law, expand your proficiency or redirect your career.

On October 14, the open house will be at Morton's Steakhouse, 500 East Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On October 16, the open house will be at Morton's Steakhouse, 1200 Brickell Ave, Miami, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Click here to RSVP.

October 16-18, 2014 - Barcelona Bar's International Arbitration Conference in Barcelona. This year's conference in English is entitled "Back to the future - Part Three: Evidence in intrenational arbitration: culture clash and generally accepted practices." Visit this page to register.

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

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.


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 6-7, 2014The 2nd Annual Caribbean Corporate Counsel Summit 2014, the largest gathering of Caribbean attorneys, will take place at the Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach. See the updated agenda here.


If you attended the CCC 2013, you will receive 20% off registration rates. Kindly note "CCC 2013 Attendee" on your form and use discount code "CCC2013" when registering online. Group discounts are also available!

All details of the event, registration rates, hotel information, membership information, and online registration are available on this siteOver 91 rooms have been booked at The Eden Roc Hotel.  Attendees are encouraged to book early at this site.



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 - The Florida Bar International Law Section presents "Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know." Earn up to 14 CLE credits attending multiple panels with top legal practitioners and academics.

Click here to view the updated Cuba 2014 program. Register by October 29 to take advantage of early bird rates! The ILS has reserved a block of rooms at the Loews. Book your room by October 29, 2014 to enjoy the group rate of $179. 



 Save the Date


The International Litigation and Arbitration Conference (ILAC) and the International Business Transactions Conference (IBTC) are being combined into a one-day program, the  International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions (ILAT) Conference. This one-day conference will take place on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the Conrad Hotel in Miami.


The ILS has reserved a block of rooms for Conference attendees. Promotional rates are valid from February 24 through March 2. Please call (305) 503-6500 to make reservations, and be sure to mention the "International Law Section Conference" to receive discounted rates. 


Help Plan the ILAT! The 2015 Conference is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee. If you would like to assist in the planning of this Conference, or if you have ideas for panel topics, please contact 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

Opportunity to Host Foreign Attorneys: Lawyer Exchange Program of the International Law Section and the Barcelona Bar


The International Law Section and the Barcelona Bar have an agreement allowing for the creation of a Lawyers Exchange Program to encourage lawyers from both countries to expand their knowledge in matters involving international law and arbitration/litigation. Firms hosting foreign attorneys under this agreement are not required to compensate the foreign attorneys. Click here to view the agreement.


For more information about this program, please contact Yine Rodriguez at

Photos from the ILS Retreat, September 19-21

Peter and Sandy Quinter

Arnie Lacayo and family

Eddie Palmer


  Regan Kruse and Raul Fernandez



Peter Quinter and Marta Colomar



Gerald Cope



Clarissa Rodriguez and Peter Quinter



Mariela Malfed



Regan Kruse and Arnie Lacayo




Luis Konski and Ricardo Puente



Kristin Drecktrah, Peter Quinter and Katherine Sanoja



Alice Ferot and Rafael Ribeiro


Diego Handel


  Luis Konski and Caryl Ben Basat



Rafael Ribeiro and Laura Reich


  Yine Rodriguez and Alvin Lindsay



Jose Maria Carneiro da Cunha and David Prather



Philip Buhler and Peter Quinter



Sandy Quinter, Lucius Smejda and Gail Mizel