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 Institute, click here.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com by Monday, August 1.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, August 4.
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