The ILS Gazette

Monday, February 2, 2015

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)

- DLA Piper

Hogan Lovells

- Meaden & Moore

- White & Case


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Hunton & Williams

- Kobre & Kim LLP  

Regional Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg

- Concepción Martinez & Puente
- Fowler White Burnett

- 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

* The ILS thanks DLA Piper for becoming a Global Sponsor, and Fowler White Burnett for becoming a Regional Sponsor, for the 2014-2015 term. Thank you for the support!

* Florida Bar Business Law Section Happy Hour, February 3, 2015

*  Florida Bar International Law Section Executive Council Meeting, February 26, 2015

* International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions (ILAT) Conference, February 27, 2015

* Florida Bar ILS Vis Pre-Moot, February 28, 2015
Upcoming Events

February Events


February 3, 2015The Business Law Section of the Florida Bar and Turnaround Management Association invite you to a happy hour starting at 6:30 p.m. at OTC Restaurant, 1250 S. Miami Avenue, Brickell. Click here for more information and to RSVP. 



February 26, 2015 - The Florida Bar ILS Executive Council Meeting at Hogan Lovells, 600 Brickell Avenue, Suite 2700, Miami, at 4:30 p.m.


The ILAT Conference Opening Reception Sponsored by Gold Sponsor U.S. Legal Support will follow the Executive Council Meeting at Hogan Lovells at 6:30 p.m. This reception is open to all ILS members. 



February 27, 2015 - The International Litigation, Arbitration & Business Transactions (ILAT) Conference at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. Registration for the ILAT is now available on the Florida Bar website. 


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. Book by February 5 to receive the ILS promotional rate!



February 28, 2015 - The Florida Bar ILS Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot Competition at JAMS, 600 Brickell Avenue, Miami. View the Save-the-Date here

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 (morning or afternoon) on Saturday, February 28, 2015. 

March Events

March 12-13, 2015 - The International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates (IFTTA) will hold its 4th IFTTA North American Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Visit this site for more information and to register.

April Events

April 7-9, 2015 - Florida 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. Please click here to view program 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.

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.


In The News

ILS Forms Cuba Committee

Cuba Committee (left to right): Tony Zamora, Carlos Osorio, Peter Quinter, Carlos Loumiet, Emil Infante, Bob Becerra, and Milton Vescovacci


The Cuba Committee is planning a trip to Cuba in May 2015. Please contact ILS Chair Peter Quinter ( with your interest in joining the Committee and/or in traveling to Cuba with the Commitee. 


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