Upcoming Events

The International Law Section is proud to announce that it has joined as a Community Supporter of the upcoming panel on Combating Hate, Racism, and Xenophobia Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) of South Florida, APABA of Tampa Bay, the Greater Orlando Asian American Bar Association, and the Jacksonville Asian American Bar Association. The panel discussion will take place on 28 April 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Please join us in this critical dialogue. This a free virtual event that is open to everyone.

Registration link: https://www.apabasfla.org/events/#!event/2021/4/28/panel-discussion-combating-hate-against-asian-americans-and-pacific-islanders.

If you want additional information about this event, including ways to support the Asian American community, please contact Neha Dagley (ndagley@riveromestre.com) or Sandy Chiu (chius@gtlaw.com).

April 30, 2021

The Florida Bar International Law Section encourages its members to join the Miami International Arbitration Society and the University of Miami School of Law on April 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST for the Webinar, “Japan Touchpoints in the Americas: Economy, International Arbitration & ADR and Developing Capacity,” the second segment of a two-part webinar series on international arbitration focused on Japan, the U.S. and the Americas. The Webinar, co-sponsored by the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (“JCAA”) will feature Jake Baccari, James Claxton, Sandra Friedich, Yoshihisa Hakayawa, Shinji Ogawa, and Takashi Yokoyama. During this second segment, the panel of international arbitration specialists will provide Japan’s economic impacts on trade and investment volumes of each sector and industry, including a discussion of international trade and investment agreements between Japan and Latam. The panelists will also discuss the JCAA-administered international arbitration cases and share current developments on the arbitration system of Japan, and an overview of the use of commercial mediation in Japan. Finally, the panel will provide an overview on educational and professional training opportunities at the JIDRC’s modern hearing facility and discuss the potential collaboration in the field of international arbitration for young practitioners in Florida and Japan. To sign up, please follow this LINK. For any questions, please contact Jake Baccari at jbaccari@tapllc.com or Takashi Yokoyama at tyokoyama@tapllc.com.

May 5-6, 2021

Sign up for the ABA International Law Section’s International Arbitration Skills Masterclass, a hands-on two-day training program designed to help you develop your arbitral skills by learning from some of the world’s best international arbitration lawyers.

The program will include dynamic virtual presentations, practice sessions, and tailored and individual feedback from renowned figures in the international arbitration community. Participants will learn and practice the best methods, techniques, and the dos and don’ts for conducting a merits hearing, including: (i) Opening statements; (ii) Cross-examination and re-direct examination of fact witness; (iii) Cross-examination and re-direct examination of expert witnesses; and (iv) closing arguments.

The masterclass will help develop the attendees’ presentation and examination skills, provide tailored feedback from the international community’s superstars, and give practical tools for becoming better arbitration practitioners.

The masterclass will feature the following Distinguished Speakers: Adriana Braghetta, Adriana Braghetta Advogados, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil; MIchael Buhler, Orrick, France, Paris; Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers, Toronto, Canada; Tai-Heng Cheng, Sidley Austin LLP, New York, NY; Erica Franzetti, Dechert, Washington D.C.; Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio, Gonzalez de Cossio Abogados, Mexico City, Mexico; Melissa Gorsline, Jones Day, Washington D.C.; Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van der Berg, Brussels, Belgium; Betsy Hellman, Skadden, New York, NY; Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills, London, U.K.; Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsay, New York, NY; Richard C. Lorenzo, Hogan Lovells, Miami, FL; Kathleen Paisley, AMBOS, Brussels, Belgium; Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Foley Hoag, Washington D.C.; Jan Paulsson, Three Crowns, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; David W. Rivkin, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, NY; Anibal Martin Sabater, Chaffetz Lindsay, New York, NY; and Gonzalo Stampa, Stampa Abogados, Madrid, Spain.


May 7, 2021

The Florida Bar International Law Section invites all its Members to sign up for the Webinar “Courts and Divisive Social Issues,” an installment of the Law in The Americas Webinar Series offered on May 7, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. EST by the University of Dayton School of Law in partnership with Universidad de Especialidades Espiritu Santo. The Webinar will explore the roles of various courts in the handling of social issues where strong proponents exist on both sides. To register, please follow this link.