Monday, June 6, 2016
The International Law Section Gazette
Section News

ILS Chair Eduardo Palmer Signs Cooperation Agreement With Madrid Bar Association at Congress in Madrid

Pictured, left, ILS Chair, Eduardo Palmer, and right, Sonia Gumpert, President Madrid Bar Association, signing a cooperation agreement between the ILS and the Madrid Bar Association. The agreement was signed at the historic Ateneo Theater in Madrid as part of the opening ceremony for the VIII Annual Congress of the Madrid Bar Association. The respective bar leaders are pictured wearing the formal toga worn by attorneys during court proceedings in most civil law jurisdictions. ILS Chair Eduardo Palmer indicated that "this agreement is part of our continuing efforts to serve as a bridge for lawyers in Europe to use Florida as a gateway to carry out business activities throughout the Americas."   A copy of the agreement is attached here and posted on the ILS website.  

Upcoming Events

June 19-21, 2016 - CLA 2016
The Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (CLA) will take place in Miami, Florida at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Spots are rapidly filling up for the 8th Edition of this Conference.
The core themes of the event this year are the following:
  • Implicit Powers of Arbitrators
  • Appellate Review in Arbitration
  • Transparency in the Administration of Arbitrations
  • 3rd Parties in Arbitration: Liquidators, Receivers, Trustees, and Auditors (Interventores)
Visit the CLA 2016 site here for more information and to register.

June 19, 2016
The Future of Arbitration Miami (FAM), in conjunction with CLA 2016 and ICC YAF, will host a reception at Cantina La Veinte in the Viceroy Hotel, 485 Brickell Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. 

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Cristina Pérez Soto at

June 20-24, 2016
The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) will hold its 52nd Conference at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel. Please note that the venue has changed and this conference will no longer be held in Havana, Cuba. For the conference program and registration information, please click here. Visit the IABA website here for more information.

Spring 2016 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Spring 2016 ILQ focusing on Women and International Law is now available to view and download here.

If you are interested in submitting an article in the next ILQ or have questions, please contact Yara Lorenzo:

Member News
Edward Mullins Appointed ABA Liaison
ILS member and past Chair Edward M. Mullins has been appointed the liaison for the ABA Section of International Law for the ILS.

International Law Board Certification Applications for Lawyers
Recertification Applicants:  If you were originally certified in 2001, 2006 or 2011. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by May 31, 2016 unless you file a recertification extension request. Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2016. 

Initial Applicants
The filing period for initial applications opens July 1, 2016 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2016.
Applications for initial board certification and recertification are available on the International Law Certification website.

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
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Bryan Cave
  • Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Kohlman, P.A.
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • Jones Day 
  • 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.

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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

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