Monday, August 10, 2015
The International Law Section Gazette
Member News
ILQ Call for Editors
The International Law Quarterly (ILQ) has positions open for an Articles Editor and a Managing Editor. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Yara Lorenzo at with your interest in filling one of these roles.
Call for Mediation Committee Members
The ILS Mediation Committee is currently seeking additional members to contribute in the following ways:
  • Short articles on relevant international mediation topics for the ILS Gazette;
  • Participate in programs and/or presentations by the Mediation Committee at next year's ILAT Conference at the end of February;
  • Participate in presentation of CLE programs by the Mediation Committee on international mediation to law firms and in-house counsel;
  • Short (20 - 30 minutes) presentation on an international mediation topic at the monthly MIAS' meeting;
  • Maybe,  a luncheon CLE presentation on a topic related to international mediation at, say, the Coral Gables Bar Association.
If you are interested in joining, please contact Ricardo Cata ( or David Lichter (

Ava J. Borasso, P.A. Opens in Miami
ILS member Ava Borrasso brings 25 years of legal experience handling complex legal matters to her new practice concentrating on resolving international and business-related disputes through litigation and arbitration. Ava J Borrasso, P.A. is located in the SunTrust International Center in downtown Miami. More complete information is available at the firm's website at

New Article by Shahzad Ahmed
ILS member Shahzad Ahmed, an immigration and human rights lawyer with NeJame Law, recently published an article, "Asylum -- For Those Who Migrate in the Cause of God, available here
Visiting Professorship Opportunities
The Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), in cooperation with law faculties in Eastern Europe and the former republics of the Soviet Union, offer short-term appointments to senior lawyers (more than 15 years of significant experience in area) from common law countries. The application deadline is August 15, 2015Visit this site for more information or click here.

International Law Quarterly
The 2015 winter edition of the International Law Quarterly (ILQ) focusing on customs and trade is available to view and download at this link.

The next ILQ will focus on International Arbitration. The focus of the following ILQ will be Women in International Law, and the deadline for article submissions is August 15, 2015If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo:
Upcoming Events                                              
 September Events

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.
October Events

October 9, 2015
NEXCO in partnership with Datamyne Inc. presents "Preparing for Trade with Cuba," a full-day conference at the Sofitel, 5800 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami. This conference is designed for anyone who wants to be one step ahead of the curve as the U.S. eases its trade embargo with Cuba. The ILS Immediate Past Chair, Peter Quinter, will be speaking at this event. Registration fee includes breakfast and lunch, as well as an afternoon networking reception. Visit this page for more information and to register.

October 20-24, 2015
The ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting will take place in Montreal at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth hotel. The ILS is a cooperating entity and ILS members are entitled to a discounted rate at the ABA SIL member rate. Click here to see the conference flyer and registration form. For up-to-date information and online registration, visit theABA SIL's page here.


October 30 - November 1, 2015
ILS members interested in enhancing their knowledge and credentials in the field of International Commercial Arbitration are invited to participate in a training and assessment opportunity with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in Miami, Florida in conjunction with JAMS and the American College of Construction Lawyers.


An all-star team of faculty (comprising a number of Section members) is confirmed for this event, which is targeted at senior-level practitioners seeking to obtain CIArb's globally recognized "Fellow" standard in the field of International Commercial Arbitration. Please note that the assessment finishes prior to the opening of the 13th Annual ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration, so out-of-town advocates and arbitrators can accomplish a lot in one trip with no overlap in their schedule. For more information, contact Section member Philip W. "Whit' Engle at (770) 653-1441More details here.

November Events

November 1-3, 2015
The 13th annual ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key in Miami, Florida. Under the theme "Tooling up for international arbitration," this conference will address many relevant topics related to the current legal trends in Latin America including arbitration in energy, banking and finance disputes. Register now to lock in early bird rates, which expire July 31, 2015. More information is available on the ICC website and in the conference brochure.

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. Details are available here (upper right corner of the page). 


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 (

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2015-2016 cycle
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)
  • Lex International
  • White & Case
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Tenzer PLLC

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. Contact Elizabeth Ortega at for more details.

 Become a Sponsor for the 2015-2016 Cycle
The ILS Gazette

Editor: Kristin Drecktrah

Chair: Eduardo Palmer
Immediate Past Chair: Peter A. Quinter
Chair-Elect: Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Secretary: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Treasurer: Carlos F. Osorio