Monday, February 1, 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. If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact Yara Lorenzo:

Upcoming Events                                              
February Events

February 8, 2016
The University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute and Shook, Hardy & Bacon along with Oxford University Press, are pleased to invite you to the launch of Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration, 6th Edition. Authors: Nigel Blackaby, Constantine Partasides QC, Alan Redfern, and Martin Hunter. Join speakers Professor Martin Hunter, Jan Paulsson and John Barkett in celebrating this release at the offices of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Florida 33131, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. To RSVP, please email
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 25, 2016
The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) invites you to a panel discussion on The Power to Summon: Does it Apply in International Arbitration? at the Miami offices of Hogan Lovells, 600 Brickell Avenue, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on February 25, 2016. This program is free of charge. Following the panel, attendees are invited to The Florida Bar International Law Section's cocktail reception to kick off its annual International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions (ILAT) Conference, also hosted by Hogan Lovells. Please see the attached brochure for a description on the program and RSVP information.

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 7, 2016
The Media Law Resource Center, in cooperation with the University of Miami School of Communication and School of Law, and the Inter American Press Association, invites you to attend "Legal Issues Concerning Hispanic and Latin American Media," at the University of Miami School of Communication. This full-day conference features Yoani Sanchez, award-winning independent blogger and journalist from Cuba, as well as keynote speaker Jorge Ramos, anchor of Noticiero Univision. Please click here to learn more about the program and to register.

March 9, 2016
IBA Latin American Bar Leaders' Summit Open Session, The Future of Continuous Legal Education, will take place on March 9, 2016 at the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil Seccional do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
What is the Bar Association's role in training young lawyers beyond law school? In some jurisdictions it is the profession's responsibility for ensuring that lawyers are, and remain, competent to practice. This half-day program will share the experiences and challenges faced by the growing profession in Latin America and discuss best practice models that have been effective in other jurisdictions.
Bar leaders, Bar executives, training officers and private practitioners with an interest in Bar Issues and the regulatory perspective on legal issues should not miss this important event on the international law calendar.
Please RSVP to by February 19th.
This event is free of charge, however registration is needed as places are limited.

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