Upcoming Events

October 30, 2019
Join former ILS Chair Peter Quinter for his seminar titled “Winning the War for your Changing International Supply Chain” sponsored by SeafoodSource, which will focus on the basics of tariff classification of seafood, country of origin marking of seafood, the assessment of antidumping and countervailing duties on imported seafood products. Quinter will also cover the impacts on the seafood industry of Trump’s trade war with China, how to do a “substantial transformation” of seafood to avoid extra tariffs, submitting a ruling request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and what to do if U.S. Customs or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detains or seizes merchandise or assesses a monetary penalty for illegally transshipping it with the false country of origin. For additional information, please follow this link.
October 30, 2019
The Florida Bar International Law Section Asia Committee is holding a meeting on October 30th at 6:00 p.m. at 100 SE 2nd Street, Suite 2000, Miami, FL 33131 to discuss ideas and the Committee’s 2020 Agenda. Committee members who will not be able to attend the meeting personally may appear telephonically by dialing the following number: (712) 451-0863 [Access Code: 596269]. 
October 30 – November 2, 2019
Please join the International Association of Young Lawyers (“AIJA”) for its 2019 Half-Year Conference in Miami. Kicking-off with a welcome dinner at Nikki Beach on the evening of October 29th, the conference will continue on October 30th featuring a top-notch academic program, focusing on three different tracks: business in Latin America, the hottest topics in international litigation, and energy in the age of renewables. In addition, the Miami Half-Year Conference will feature a diversity and leadership-focused SCILL program. For more information, please email the AIJA National Representative, Arnoldo B. Lacayo at alacayo@sequorlaw.com. For the full program of the Conference, CLICK HERE.
November 5, 2019
Please join The Florida Bar International Law Section on November 5, 2019 for its Lunch & Learn with The Honorable Judge Jose M. Rodriguez of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Judge Rodriguez was appointed to the Circuit Court of the 11th Judicial Circuit in Florida by Governor Jeb Bush in the year 2000. Judge Rodriguez was previously a County Judge in the same Circuit appointed by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1994. Judge Rodriguez has served in the Complex Business Litigation, Criminal, and Family Divisions and he is presently assigned to the International Commercial Arbitration Division of which he is the Administrative Judge. He also serves in the Asbestos and Civil General Jurisdiction Trial and Appellate Divisions in the Circuit. Fiduciary Trust Company International will host the event at its Coral Gables office located at 2 Alhambra Plaza, PH1A, Coral Gables, FL 33134. The event is complimentary but the space is limited. To RSVP please send an email to Carolina Mijatovic at Carolina.Mijatovic@ftci.com.
November 7, 2019
Save the Date! Please join the International Law Section for its Orlando Luncheon at the Citrus Club at 12:00 p.m. To reserve a set, please email Penelope Perez-Kelly at pperezkelly@fisherlawfirm.com.
November 8, 2019
The University of Miami School of Law’s Arbitration Institute and International Moot Court Program cordially invite all ILS Members to the FDI Moot Miami Keynote Lecture by Professor Rudolf Dolzer on “Fair and Equitable Treatment: Past, Present, and Future” on Friday, November 8, from 12:00-2:00 pm in room E352 at the Law School. Professor Rudolf Dolzer is a professor of law at the University of Bonn, Germany, and a visiting professor in Miami Law’s International Arbitration LL.M. Program. He has published extensively on issues of international investment law, including Bilateral Investment Treaties (1995, with M. Stevens) and Principles of International Investment Law (2nd edition 2012, with C. Schreuer). In 2015, the Hague Academy of International Law published his lectures on international cooperation in energy affairs. He continues to act as expert, counsel, and arbitrator in numerous arbitration proceedings.
Please RSVP following this link. Pizza lunch will be served. Florida CLE credit is pending approval. To learn more about FDI Moot Miami 2019, follow this link. To register as a volunteer arbitrator, please click here.
November 21, 2019
Please join Peter Quinter  for his presentation titled “Focus on Enforcement: What is the Impact of Increased Customs Enforcement Trends on Your Company?” at the Customs Compliance Industry Exchange on November 21, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The presentation will focus on detentions, seizures, penalties and claims by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), favorably concluding CBP audits for antidumping and countervailing cases, avoiding criminal investigations and prosecutions, CBP referrals to Partner Government Agencies, winning the administrative petition process with CBP, and much more. For more detailed information, please follow this link.
November 22, 2019
Please join the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law International Arbitration Society for its “Issues in International Law CLE” featuring Guest Speaker Still M. Perera, retired Professor of Law at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C. The presentation will focus on issues common to investor/State arbitration, including nationality of claims, state responsibility for acts of agents of the state, and right of non-signatory claimants. Specifically, merit issues such as expropriation/nationalization, direct and constructive takings, breaches of contractual obligations and Treaty obligations, fair and equitable treatments, compensation and compensation standards, and much more will be discussed. CLE Credits (1.0 General) are approved for the International Law and the International Litigation and Arbitration Certification by The Florida Bar. For additional information, please contact Davy Karkason dk646@mynsu.nova.edu.
December 9, 2019
Save the Date! Please join the International Law Section for its Holiday Party – more information will follow.

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