Monday, November 2, 2015
The International Law Section Gazette
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Photos from the ILS Cocktail Reception, October 22 at Grove Isle Hotel & Spa

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

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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 submissions are due on December 11, 2015If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo:
Upcoming Events                                              
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. More information is available on the ICC website and in the conference brochure.

November 4, 2015
The Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and FIU College of Law invite you to a joint meeting at the FIU Downtown campus at 1101 Brickell Avenue, Case Room 1010, South Tower, Miami. The MIAS program, from 8:15-9:15 a.m., features José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, with his presentation "Emergency Arbitrators and the ICC Court's Experience." The FIU program will be a roundtable discussion on "The Unspoken Rules in Modern Arbitration," moderated by Professor Manuel A. Gomez, with panelists J. Eloy Anzola, Professor Marco de Benito, Diego Brian Gosis, and Arlen Obando. Please email to RSVP for the MIAS program; click on this link to RSVP for the FIU roundtable.

November 4, 2015
The Steering Committee of the 2016 International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference will hold its next planning meeting at the law office of Becerra Law, P.A., 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 1200, Miami. For more information or to RSVP, please email Robert Becerra (

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 (

December 3, 2015
We're excited to be joining The Economist Events' Cuba Summit on December 3rd in Washingon, D.C. The full-day event will gather US and Cuban officials, senior business leaders from across industries and editors from
The Economist.

Join us and speakers, including Alex Lee, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba, US Department of State, and Scott Laurence, Senior Vice-President, airline planning, JetBlue, to discuss navigating this renewed relationship. With so many questions around the legal regulations, managing talent and fiscal reform, this event is essential for anyone looking to do business or invest in Cuba.

Save $400 on the standard rate with our discount code FBI400. View more conference information and sign up here.

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)
  • 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 for more details.

 Become a Sponsor for the 2015-2016 Cycle
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