Upcoming Events

August 17-21, 2020

Please join the Latin American Association of Construction Law (“ALDEC”) for its “Congreso Latinoamericano de Derecho de la Construcción,” held between August 17-21, 2020, and including The Florida Bar International Law Section among its institutional supporters. The free program will be held entirely online and will have panels in Spanish while others in English. Capacity for each panel is limited. To register, please follow this link. To see the program in English, click here.

August 20, 2020

On August 20, please join ILS Executive Council’s Member Neha Dagley for the third and final installation of the “A Movement of the Heart” series. The Zoom Webinar “A Movement of the Heart Part III: A Conversation with Australia’s First Indigenous Consul-General Appointed to the U.S.,” starting at 5:00 p.m. Eastern, will focus on Benson Saulo, Australia’s first Indigenous Consul-General to the U.S. (commencing 2021). The discussion will feature an engaging dialogue between Benson Saulo and the American Indian Center of Houston, Texas. Joining the conversation from the American Indian Center of Houston will be Director, Nikki McDonald, and Jeremy Zahn, Council member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana. The panel will be moderated by Neha Dagley, ILS Executive Council Member and Miami attorney from Mumbai, India, and Donald Betts, Jr., a lawyer in Australia and former Kansas State Senator and U.S. Congressional Candidate. To register for the Webinar, please follow this link.

August 20, 2020

On August 20, please join ILS Section sponsor JAMS for its Zoom Webinar on “Challenges and Best Practices in the International Arbitration of Patent Validity Disputes,” starting at 12:00 p.m. Eastern and presented in collaboration with the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. The panel, formed by Robert B. Davidson, FCIArb, Arbitrator and Mediator at JAMS’ New York’s office; Grant Kim, Partner at LimNexus in San Francisco; and Claire Morel de Westgaver, Partner at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in London, and moderated by William Baker, Arbitrator and Mediator at Baker ADR, will discuss patent validity issues that arise when arbitrating international patent licensing and infringement disputes. The panel will also review practical issues, tips, and best practices for handling patent-related arbitrations. To register for the Webinar, please follow this link.

September 14, 2020

On September 14, please join ILS Section sponsor JAMS and the USC Gould School of Law for their Zoom Webinar on “Global Construction Dispute Resolution Update – 2020,” starting at 10:00 a.m. Eastern and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association International Law Section and Dispute Resolution Section, the Miami International Arbitration Society, the New York International Arbitration Center, Arbitral Women, and the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA). The panel, formed by Sam Moss, Counsel at LALIVE in Geneva, Switzerland; Caroline Swartz-Zern, Senior Associate-Allens/Counsel for ACICA in Melbourne, Australia; Nathan O’Malley, Partner at Musick Peeler in Los Angeles; Adriana Braghetta, Independend Arbitrator in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and James Dierking, Assistant General Counsel for Fluor in Orange County, US; and moderated by John Hinchey, Arbitrator and Mediator at JAMS’ Atlanta’s office, will discuss how, despite the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and coinciding socio-economic upheavals, the global construction and engineering industry continues to thrive. The panel will review the most significant dispute resolution developments in the engineering and construction industry, with perspective from several corners of the globe, including Australia, North and South America, Europe and the wider MENA region. To register for the Webinar, please follow this link.

November 2-27, 2020

Please join the International Bar Association for its first virtual conference “IBA 2020 – Virtually Together,” from November 2-27, 2020. The virtual conference will be held in place of the IBA’s Annual Conference in Miami, which was postponed due to the pandemic. The change to a virtual conference – which allows for lower costs – will make the virtual conference accessible to many ILS members, giving them the opportunity to experience the incredibly diverse and wide ranging subjects that will be covered in over 250 sessions, and the opportunity to learn from and to virtually network with some of the world’s leading lawyers. For more information about the conference programme and the eminent group of speakers, which includes Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry, Gordon Brown, and many more, please follow this link.