International Law Quarterly
Winter 2015 Edition Now Available
The Winter 2015 Edition of the ILQ is now 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Aballi Milne Kalil
- Astigarraga Davis
- Centro de Arbitragem e
Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)
- DLA Piper
- Hogan Lovells
- Lex International
- Meaden & Moore
- White & Case
- Hunton & Williams
- Kobre & Kim LLP
- Bilzin Sumberg
- Bryan Cave
- Concepción Martinez & Puente
- Fowler White Burnett
- Greenberg Traurig
- Harper Meyer
- Squire Patton Boggs
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In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2014-2015, 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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Peter A. Quinter
Immediate Past Chair:
C. Ryan Reetz
Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Arnoldo B. Lacayo
ILS Cuba Trip
Peter Quinter in front of 1950s car in Havana
Peter Quinter, Chair, ILS, led a large delegation of lawyers to Havana, Cuba, for 4 days to meet with lawyers in Cuba to better understand the Cuban legal system, and what legal changes may be required in both the laws of the United States and Cuba before large scale commercial business and investment begins. A full presentation about the trip will be made at the Bar's annual meeting of the ILS Executive Council on June 26 in Boca Raton.
* Interview on WPLG South Florida TV Station Channel 10 on Sunday, May 31, 2015 upon returning from Cuba
Pictured (L to R): Peter Quinter, Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez, Michael Putney, and James Meyer
Peter Quinter, Jennifer Olmedo-Rodriguez, and James Meyer at WPLG Local Ten Studio
Peter Quinter with ILS Executive Council Member Santiago Cueto
* The ILS Cuba delegation met with Rene Gomez Manzano in Havana. He is one of the original and most respected and well known dissidents in the country. He has been jailed as a political prisoner for extended periods on three different occasions. He now acts as an "independent" lawyer (not recognized by the Government) for this new generation of dissidents, including Yoani Sanchez and her group. For more information, visit this page.
Pictured (L to R): Steven Harper, James Meyer, Rene Gomez Manzano, and George Harper
* The delegation also met with Dr. Eusebio Leal, one of the government's most senior officials. He holds a Cabinet position as Historian, he is a UNESCA Ambassador, and is in charge of the restoration on Old Havana, the largest and most important project in the country.
Pictured (L to R): George Harper, Betty Delgado, Dr. Eusebio Leal, James Meyer, and Steven Harper
Paris Bar Seminar
On June 15, 2015, Glenn Cooper, a shareholder with GrayRobinson in the Miami office and Chair of the ILS Foreign Bar Association Committee, will attend the Paris Bar Seminar to further the Florida Bar-Paris Bar MOU. He will speak on business immigration in a seminar entitled "Synergies between the Bars of Paris and Florida, a Gateway to the Americas."
The ILS and Business Law Section will also have a joint reception on Thursday, June 25 from 6:30-7:30 PM.
June 26, 2015 - ILS Executive Council Meeting at Florida Bar Annual Convention, Boca Raton Resort & Club, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 2015-2016 Committee Meetings will take place prior to the Executive Council Meeting at 9:00 AM.
June 26, 2015 -The Florida Bar and the International Law Section present NAFTA Symposium 2015, Boca Raton Resort & Club 2:00-6:30 PM. Participate in our Investment & Business Track and/or Administrative, Litigation & Arbitration Track. Good opportunity to network with international professionals and to attend an outstanding seminar. Click here to view the NAFTA Symposium program. Registration is available here.
September 14-18, 2015 - The International Arbitration Institute of the University of Miami School of Law presents a practitioners' course, "How to Persuade a Tribunal: The Fundamentals and Advocacy in International Arbitration," in Coral Gables, Florida, led by Professor Jan Paulsson. Attend "The Fundamentals of Arbitration" September 14-16 and "Arbitration Advocacy Training" on September 17-18. Participants will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Miami School of Law and the International Arbitration Institute. The best participant in the mock session will receive the "Jan Paulsson Advocacy Award." For more information and to register, visit this page.
November 4 - 6, 2015 - The 26th IFFTA (International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates) Worldwide Conference will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The venue will be the Law School of the Universidad de Buenos Aires, at Figueroa Alcorta 2263. The Conference is sponsored by the Tourism Law Observatory of that law school, a member of the WTO.
For those wishing to extend their visit, and additional, optional trip to Punta del Este, Uruguay, is available with complimentary luxury accommodations and meetings with Uruguayan Supreme Court Justice, Ambassador, and Counsels. Limited space and details are available through ILS Member and former Chair, Laurence D. Gore (firstname.lastname@example.org).