Save the Date: iLaw 2020

Save the Date! If you have not heard, mark your calendars and save the date: iLaw2020 will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami. The programming will feature the international litigation track, the business transactions track, and the ICDR international arbitration track.

 

Join us at the first meeting of the iLaw2020 Steering Committee. The iLaw2020 Steering Committee will be having its first meeting on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:30 PM at the Sequor Law offices, 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, 9th Floor, Miami, Florida 33131. If you would like to be involved in the planning of iLaw2020, please join us. You can also call in by dialing (305) 537-9537; ID 131216#; Password 1234#.

 

Send you Proposals. Lastly, the iLaw2020 Steering Committee is now accepting proposals! If you have an idea for a topic to be featured at next year’s iLaw, please send us a proposal including (i) the title of the proposed panel, (ii) a short description of the topic, and (iii) proposed panelists and moderator. You can send the proposals to
Cristina Vicenscvicens@sequorlaw.com.

The Steering Committee hopes to see you on Monday!

International Law Quarterly, Fall 2019

International Law Quarterly – Fall 2019

The Fall 2019 issue of the International Law Quarterly – Focus on the Caribbean is now available! Click on the image below to download!

The Florida Bar ILS Joins AIJA in Miami for Its 2019 Half-Year Conference

Please join the Florida Bar International Law Section and the International Association of Young Lawyers for the AIJA Half-Year Conference on October 30 – November 2, 2019 in Miami, FL.
On the eve of the 2020, AIJA steps boldly into the third decade of the twenty-first century by gathering for its Half-Year October Conference in the beautiful and dynamic city of Miami. Nestled between world-renowned beaches and a delicate wetlands eco-system, lies the seventh-largest metropolitan region in the United States. Miami is a legal, financial, trade and transportation powerhouse, the gateway to North, Central, and South America, and a cultural melting pot.
Join AIJA and Miami’s diverse and multi-lingual legal community for a top-notch academic programme focusing on business in Latin America, the hottest topics in international litigation, and energy in the age of renewables. Home hospitality and an unforgettable social programme will introduce you to Miami’s warmth and welcoming spirit as well as to its legendary entertainment venues and scene.
The Conference will feature three tracks running in parallel:
1. Doing Business in LATAM 2020: Getting to a Legal State of Bliss;
2. Cross-border Disputes 2020: What to Expect in the Coming Decade;
3. Oil and Gas 2020: Fossil Fuels in a Renewable World. 
In addition, the Miami Half-Year Conference will feature a leadership and diversity-focused workshop organized by by AIJA’s Skills, Career, Innovation, Leadership, and Learning (SCILL) Commission.
Who will Attend? 
The Conference will attract more than 300 legal professionals, including private practice attorneys, in-house counsel, and government attorneys dealing with diverse cross-border legal issues on a global scale, including litigation, corporate and M&A, compliance, antitrust, international trade, e-commerce.
For registration, sponsorship opportunities, and lodging information, please CLICK HERE. For additional information, please contact Arnie Lacayo at alacayo@sequorlaw.com or Eduardo de la Peña at edp@reedsmith.com.
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Save the Date – ILS Audio Webcasts 2019-2020

Join, Volunteer, Sponsor!

Whether you have ideas for the iLaw 2020 Global Legal Forum, or if you are interested in giving or suggest a webinar, or if you, your firm, and your organization want to support the incredible work of the International Law Section by providing monetary contributions, do not hesitate!

For all iLaw 2020 related suggestions, proposals, and ideas, please contact Cristina Vicens at cvicens@sequorlaw.com. For webinars and available CLEs for the International Law and International Litigation and Arbitration Certifications, please contact Angie Froelich at afroelich@floridabar.org. Finally, for all sponsorship-related matters, please contact Rafael R. Ribeiro at rafael.ribeiro@hoganlovells.com.

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Vis Pre-Moot – Call for Committee Members

Whether you’ve experienced the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot first-hand and want to give back or simply want to help organize a successful law school pre-moot competition, then reach out to Adrian Nuñez (anunez@jonesday.com) for ways to participate.

2019-20 Supreme Court Approved Final Budget

Call for Arbitrators – 2019 Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot

The University of Miami School of Law will be hosting the 2019 Global Rounds of theForeign Direct Investment (FDI) International Arbitration Moot competition on its campus from November 7-10, 2019The FDI Moot is an annual competition that helps future lawyers attain a practical understanding of the issues that arise out of obligations between host States and foreign investors. This year’s hypothetical, which is set under theICSID Rules, addresses interesting issues relating to provisional measures, denunciation ofthe ICSID Convention, multi-party claims, damage calculation and whether blocking of a social media platform/website amounts to a treaty breach.  This event – held for the first time in Florida – will bring to Miami about 350 students, coaches and arbitrators from around the globe interested in international dispute resolution.  It will provide a great opportunity to highlight Miami’s growing importance as an arbitration hub as well as Florida’s growing community of experienced international arbitration practitioners.  TheFDI Moot schedule will include several social and networking events. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer arbitrator, please register here (once you sign up, make sure to indicate your availability for the Global Rounds in Miami).  More details on the FDI Moot Miami 2019 are available here:  https://media.law.miami.edu/communications/events/fdimoot2019/.

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Available CLEs

During the Spring, the Florida Bar International Law Section proudly offered CLE webinars on a wide variety of topics, including H-1B Processing, Key Changes in EU General Data Protection Regulations, and FIFA Transfer Rules and the Court of Arbitration for Sports. All past programs have a link to register for on demand and downloadable podcasts for the next 18 months.