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The International Law Section Gazette
Member News

ILAT Conference Topics Welcomed
The Steering Committee of the 2016 International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference is in the stages of planning a timely and engaging program, to be held February 26, 2016. We currently seek member input for potential panel topics in the areas of litigation, arbitration and cross-border transactions. If you have suggestions for any of these tracks, please contact the corresponding subcommittee chairs as follows:
Litigation: Ana Barton (abarton@astidavis.com); Adriana Riviere-Badell (adriana.riviere-badell@kobrekim.com); Josh Sheptow (josh.sheptow@kobrekim.com)
Arbitration: Kristin Drecktrah Paz (kristin.drecktrah@gommsmith.com); Angel Valverde (avalverde@aballi.com)
Transactions: Jacqueline Villalba (jvillalba@rifkinfox.com)



IBA Bar Executive Exchange Newsletter
The October 2015 issue of the monthly newsletter of the International Bar Association (IBA) is now available by clicking here (select "Bar Executive Exchange, Issue 15, October 2015).



Conflict Resolution Quarterly Special Call for Submissions
Averting the Battle?: Conflict Prevention and State-to-State arbitration in the context of International Investments

All articles should include a 100 word abstract, reflect an understanding of previous discussions in the literature on the chosen question (a literature review), and range from 2500 to 7500 words in length. CRQ uses a double-blind peer review process to assure fair and equal access to all authors. The deadline for submissions is January 15th 2016. 

Please click here to view more information regarding subject matter and publication guidelines. For questions about this publication opportunity, please contact Guest Editor and ILS Member Manuel A. Gomez at magomez@fiu.edu.



ILS and Barcelona Bar Lawyer Exchange Program
The ILS has an agreement with the Barcelona Bar Association to promote firms from either jurisdiction to host young lawyers from the other jurisdiction as law clerks. This program remains open, and any firm interested in having a foreign law clerk is encouraged to contact Yine Rodriguez Perez at yine.rodriguezperez@hoganlovells.com.




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 publications for that edition are due on October 15, 2015If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo: yara.lorenzo@hoganlovells.com.
Upcoming Events                                              
October Events

October 1-2, 2015
The Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) invites you to its two-day Wealth Management Forum at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami. Florida Bar members will receive 17.5 CLE credits for attending. For more information and to register, click here. 

October 7, 2015
The Steering Committee of the 2016 International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference will hold its preparation meeting at the offices of Astigarraga Davis, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, at 6:30 p.m. For questions about this meeting or general inquiries about the conference, please contact Robert Becerra at rbecerra@rjbecerralaw.com.

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 22, 2015
Join the ILS for a cocktail reception to celebrate the signing of a mutual cooperation agreement between the International Law Section and the Shanghai Bar Association from 6-8 p.m. at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa, 4 Grove Isle Drive, Miami. Click here to view the flyer for more information

October 22, 2015
The HistoryMiami's 11th Judicial Circuit Historical Society presents "Pedro Pan at 55: Lawyers and the Legal Profession, Looking Back and Looking Forward," at HistoryMiami Museum, 101C West Flagler Street, Miami, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. This panel is an exploration of the legal side of the relationship between the United States and Cuba. The panel will include a timely dialogue about the current state of Cuban jurisprudence. Panelists include two Pedro Pans, a participant in the Florida Supreme Court program for Cuban lawyers and two attorneys who recently returned from an exploratory trip to Cuba. Click here to RSVP. For more information, please contact Hilda Masip at hmasip@historymiami.org.

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 (goreinternationallaw@gmail.com).
December Events

December 3, 2015

The flag has been raised in Cuba: What's next?

The ILS has agreed to join editors from The Economist magazine in the promotion of this Cuba Summit on December 3rd in Washington DC. The recent flag raising in Havana marked an official beginning of new economic opportunities for American businesses in Cuba. Travel from the US to Cuba has already increased by 35 percent since January, and American tech companies, including AirBnB and Netflix, are claiming their market share. The Cuba Summit will explore expected changes in policy, Cuba's shifting political ties and the prospects of trade and foreign investment flows as a result of this renewed relationship. 

Members of the International Law Section can save $400 on the standard rate when you register with our special code, FBI400. View more conference information and sign up here.

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2015-2016 cycle
 
Global
Hemispheric
Regional
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Lex International
  • White & Case
  • Akerman LLP
  • 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 eco@ecostrats.com for more details.

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The ILS Gazette

Editor: Kristin Drecktrah Paz

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