The ILS Gazette

Monday, December 8, 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 ILS website.

If you are interested in contributing to the next edition of the ILQ, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo at


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- Aballi Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis 

- Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)

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- 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.  


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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

Event Photos

Cuba 2014 Conference, November 20-21, 2014 

in Orlando


Conference Room at Loews Portofino Hotel in Orlando



Milton Vescovacci


  Peter Quinter and Antonio Zamora






Antonio Zamora and Susan Carlos



Carlos Loumiet



Antonio Zamora and Parke Wright IV



Milton Vescovacci


Antonio Zamora, Peter Quinter and Milton Vescovacci



Message from the Chair
As Chair of the International Law Section, I congratulate the Co-Chairs on a successful "Cuba 2014: What the U.S. Legal and Business Communities Need to Know" conference, held at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, Florida, November 20-21, 2014. Conference Co-Chairs Tony Zamora, Carlos Loumiet of Broad and Cassel, and Milton Vescovacci of GrayRobinson did a superb job in organizing this event. ILS' own Program Administrator, Angie Froelich, also did an outstanding job. The speaker evaluations revealed that the 44 attendees were also very pleased, and they look forward to attending next year's conference to be held in either Tampa, Florida, or perhaps Havana, Cuba. Thank you again to our event sponsors, GrayRobinson, Broad and Cassel, and Cuba News.

- Peter Quinter, ILS Chair
* ILS Holiday Cocktail Party, December 17 at Fado Irish Pub in Miami

*  "Fundamentals of International Arbitration" course at University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute, January 7-11, 2015

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

* Save the Date: Florida Bar ILS Vis Pre-Moot, February 28, 2015
Upcoming Events

December Events


December 17, 2014 - ILS Holiday Cocktail Party at Fado Irish Pub, 900 South Miami Avenue, Miami, from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M. Join fellow ILS members to celebrate the year end! First drink and hors d' oeuvres complimentary. To RSVP, contact Regan Kruse at or Clarissa Rodriguez at 



January Events


January 7-11, 2015 - The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute presents the course "Fundamentals of International Arbitration." This course, worth 26 CLE credits pending approval, will be led by Professor Jan Paulsson with professors Keith S. Rosenn and John Rooney. Click here for more information, including the link to register. Please contact Kristina Klykova at with questions.



 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. 


February 28, 2015 - The Florida Bar ILS Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot Competition at JAMS, 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami. Click here to view the save-the-date flyer. 

Interested in volunteering as an arbitrator at the pre-moot? Receive CLE credits by participating as an arbitrator. Email Kristin Drecktrah( and indicate your availability (a.m. or p.m.) on Saturday, February 28, 2015.

April 7-9, 2015Florida Chamber International Days 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
Undocumented Immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio Tells of Becoming a Lawyer

Jose Godinez-Samperio talks about the road to his admission to the Florida Bar. Read more about his story about the adversities faced and the help he received along the way here


Subscription Discount to CubaNews and Cuba Standard

See below note from Johannes Werner, Editor these publications, to ILS Chair Peter Quinter



I have been impressed by the way you and the International Law Section are delving into the complex issue of Cuba.


Seeing the degree of interest and engagement, we would like to extend an offer to all Florida Bar members -- and all attenders of the conference in Orlando -- to subscribe to our publications at a 25% discount.


We are the only independent source of information solely focused on the economy and business in Cuba. Our publications include:


*, a constantly updated online source with breaking news and analysis;

* CubaNews, an offline newsletter that compiles a month's worth of information, enhanced with charts, graphics, maps and data; and

* Cuba Standard Economic Trend Report, a unique quarterly analysis/forecast of the Cuban economy put together by a team of Cuban academics, led by former Central Bank economist Pavel Vidal.


The basic subscription package (regular price: $398) includes 12 months access to and 12 issues of the monthly newsletter. The complete package (regular price: $798) includes four Economic Trend Reports, as well as and 12 newsletters.


If you want to find out more, or are interested in subscribing at the FBA discount rate, write me at, or call (941) 702-8614.


I appreciate your forwarding this message to everyone!