The ILS Gazette

Monday, December 29, 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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Global Sponsor

- Aballi Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis 

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

Hogan Lovells

- Meaden & Moore


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Hunton & Williams

- Kobre & Kim LLP  

Regional Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg

- Concepción Martinez & Puente
- 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 at 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

ILS Holiday Party 

Many ILS members gathered on December 17 for the holiday party at Fado Irish Pub in Miami. The party was well attended and the mood festive. It was a superb way to celebrate a successful 2014 and to usher in a promising new year. Thanks to those who attended and happy holidays to all!








* The ILS thanks Concepción Martinez & Puente for renewing as a Regional Sponsor during the 2014-2015 cycle. Thank you for the continued support!

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

* "The Mediation Option in International Commercial Arbitration" webinar, January 28, 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

* Call for ILS Section Liaison for Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
Upcoming Events

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.


January 28, 2014 - Webinar on "The Mediation Option in International Commercial Arbitration" at 11:00 AM. Join Ricardo Cata and Richard Lord of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group and their guest, Edward Mullins of Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman, P.A. Participants receive 1 Florida Bar CLE and/or 1 international law certification credit. Click here for more information and to register. 



May Events


May 4 to 15, 2015 - WIPO-ECUPL Summer School on Intellectual Property, Shanghai, China. This course is intended for senior students (graduate and postgraduate) and young professionals from any field of study or discipline who are already familiar with IP. A certificate of participation is awarded by WIPO to participants who successfully complete the program requirements.


All applicants are required to have successfully completed the WIPO distance learning General Course on Intellectual Property before the registration deadline. Please note that priority will be given to those who have completed the said course in the selection of participants. 


The cost to attend this program depends on whether applicants are students or young professionals, and whether they are from developing countries (or countries in transition) or developed countries. Click here for more information.


For more information and to register online (deadline is March 4, 2015), visit this site.

Click here for an introduction of ECUPL.

Click here for FAQs about the WIPO Academy.

Click here for more information on the WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property.



 Save the Date


February 27, 2015 - 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
Call for Section Liaison for Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) has asked the ILS to designate a section liaison to represent the ILS on its committee. The Board of Governors has recommended appointing a member of each section of The Florida Bar to serve on the CDI. Please contact ILS Chair Peter Quinter ( as soon as possible with your interest.