Monday, January 25, 2016
The International Law Section Gazette
Member News

Call for Volunteer Arbitrators

The annual Florida Bar Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot Competition (the "Vis Pre-Moot") will take place at the Miami office of JAMS on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The Vis Planning Committee is currently seeking volunteers to sit as arbitrators for morning and afternoon rounds. CLE credits are available pending approval. Please contact the Vis Chair, Amy Shenstone (, if you would like to serve as an arbitrator.

International Law Quarterly
The Fall 2015 ILQ on International Arbitration is now available to view and download here.

The next ILQ will focus on Women in International Law, and submissions are due on January 23, 2016. If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact ILQ Editor Yara Lorenzo:

Upcoming Events                                              
 January Events

January 27-29, 2016
The International Centre of Dispute Resolution's (ICDR) Miami International Arbitration Conference "The Past, the Present, and the Future: 20 Years of the ICDR" will take place at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Several ILS members will speak at this annual conference alongside renowned international practitioners. For more information and to register, click here.
February Events

February 18-19, 2016
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) invites you to attend its winter conference at the Hyatt Regency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This networking and educational event will provide advice on management, start up companies, staying competitive, and a legal panel on Chapter 11 cases. For more information and to register, click here.

February 26, 2016
The International Law Section presents its annual International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference at the Conrad Hotel, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami. Join fellow practitioners and experts in the field for discussions and presentations about emerging issues and important updates in international law. Click here to see the conference brochure and registration details. For general questions or sponsorship opportunities, please contact ILAT Conference Co-Chair Robert Becerra ( Early bird registration expires on January 26, 2016. Take advantage of reduced rates and sign up now!

March Events

March 31, 2016
The Florida Bar Practice Resource Institute invites you to its Virtual Career Fair from 12-3 p.m. This fair is open to lawyers in all settings and specialties. For more information and to register, click here.

April Events

April 10-12, 2016
The University of Miami School of Law's  International Arbitration Institute and MIAS invite you to attend a three-day Master Series, "How to Persuade a Tribunal: The Fundamentals of Advocacy in International Arbitration and Litigation." Jan Paulsson will lead this program featuring distinguished arbitration practitioners and academics from the United States and beyond. The program will include a welcome dinner, plenary sessions, and group exercises. 

To register, visit this page. For more information, please contact Richard Lorenzo ( or Arlene Buchanan (

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
  • Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Kohlman, P.A. 
  • 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