June 26-28, 2019

Upcoming CLE Events

The Florida Bar International Law Section is proud to offer the following CLE events, which will be held in webinar form. The CLE webinars will include a wide variety of topics, including the New Landscape of Data Protection and Privacy in Brazil. All past programs have a link to register for on demand and downloadable podcasts for the next 18 months. To get further information or to sign up click on the webinar links below:

 

The ALI Approves the Restatement of The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration

On May 20, 2019, the American Law Institute approved the Restatement of The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration at its annual meeting in Washington D.C. Work for the Restatement began in 2007, and many esteemed members of The Florida Bar International Law Section were involved in the process, including Past-Chairs Ed Mullins and C. Ryan Reetz, and members José Astigarraga, Pedro Martinez-Fraga, and Joseph M. Matthews.

According to the press release by the American Law Institute, the Restatement “identifies the role of the courts over the life cycle of an arbitral proceeding, including enforcement of the arbitration agreement, the judicial role in arboreal proceedings, and post-award relief.” The Restatement further addresses “the ways in which the basic principles governing U.S. court involvement in investor-State arbitration in some instances are different from those applicable to international commercial arbitration generally.”

This is the first time that The American Law Institute has produced a Restatement on this area of the law. With the approval of the Proposed Final Draft, the Reporters will now prepare the Institute’s official text for publication. Until the official text is published, the Proposed Final Draft approved by ALI’s Council and membership is the official position of ALI, and may be cited as such. For the full press release by the American Law Instituteclick here.

The Florida Bar Board Certification Committee for International Litigation and Arbitration Administers Its Inaugural Test

On May 17, 2019, The Florida Bar Board Certification Committee for International Litigation and Arbitration administered its inaugural test.  
Those practitioners who have practiced in the area for 20 years and have had international litigation and arbitration as a substantial part of their practice are eligible for one more year to seek a waiver. The Committee encourages all those who meet the requirements for examination to apply for next year’s examination. A review course will be provided for this administration. Initial applications will be available June 1, 2019. For the examination specifications, click here.

2019 Conference on International Law in Panama

Please join the Florida Bar International Law Section for its 2019 Conference on International Law that will be hosted by Morgan & Morgan at the MMG Tower in Panama City, Republic of Panama.

The Conference will kick-off with a welcome dinner on May 30, 2019, and will continue on May 31, 2019 featuring panels on Comparative Tax Law, Comparative Maritime Law, Comparative Litigation and Arbitration, and Comparative Corporate Law. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gabriela Saavedra at gsaavedra@harpermeyer.comFor the Conference’s agenda, click here.
TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE

2019 Conference on International Law

Please join the Florida Bar International Law Section for its 2019 Conference on International Law, which will be hosted by Morgan & Morgan at the MMG Tower in Panama City, Republic of Panama.
The Conference will kick-off with a welcome dinner on May 30, 2019, and will continue on May 31, 2019 featuring panels on Comparative Tax Law, Comparative Maritime Law, Comparative Litigation and Arbitration, and Comparative Corporate Law. For more information, please contact Mrs. Gabriela Saavedra at gsaavedra@harpermeyer.comFor the Conference’s agendaclick here.
TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE
Visit our Sponsors
ILS Thanks its Sponsors
In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2017-2018, 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. To learn more, read the Section’s sponsorship package. You can also contact our Treasurer, James Meyer at jmeyer@harpermeyer.com for more details.
The ILS Gazette
Chair: Carlos F. Osorio
Immediate Past Chair: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Chair-Elect: Clarissa Rodriguez
Secretary: Robert J. Becerra
Treasurer: James Meyer
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2016 ILS Retreat

8-19-2016 8-13-44 PM

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Upcoming event: The Steering Committee of the International Law Section Annual Conference

The Steering Committee of the International Law Section Annual Conference (name TBD) will hold its second meeting at Astigarraga Davis, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, FL 33131, at 6:30 PM, August 24, 2016.

RSVP to Robert Becerra at rbecerra@rjbecerralaw.com

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ILS Annual Conference (ILAT Conference) Committee Holding First Steering Committee Meeting – August 3, 2016

The ILS Annual Conference (ILAT Conference) Committee will hold its first steering committee meeting at Fowler White Burnett, 1395 Brickell Ave, 14th Floor, at 6:30 p.m. ILS members interested in participating in the planning of the section’s premier event scheduled for February 17, 2017, are welcome to attend. Please email your RSVP (indicating whether you will attend in person or by phone) to Reina Diaz at rdiaz@fowler-white.com by Monday, August 1.

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ILS Tax Law Committee Holding Planning Meeting for 2016-2017 Cycle – August 10, 2016

The ILS Tax Law Committee will be holding a planning meeting for the 2016-2017 cycle at the offices of Aballi Milne Kalil located at 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 2250, Miami. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Committee Chair Megan Campos at mcampos@aballi.com by Thursday, August 4.