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iLaw 2022 Save the Date

The iLaw Conference is the ILS’s flagship event and features opening and closing plenary sessions, a lunch keynote speaker, and three parallel tracks: (1) international litigation, (2) international business transactions, and (3) the ICDR international arbitration track. The conference is the premiere conference in international law and is attended by legal practitioners from the United… Continue reading iLaw 2022 Save the Date

Committees

Co-chair: Larry Rifkin Co-chair: Jacqueline Villalba Member: James Gagel

ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members, “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception.” Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Did anybody besides Al Lindsay notice in last week’s Gazette that, for the first time in the history of the International law Section, our Executive Board is now comprised of a majority… Continue reading ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Gilbert K. Squires, B.C.S., P.E., FCCA, CIArb, is a native of the Republic of Panama. He is Board Certified in both International Law and International Litigation and Arbitration. Born and raised in Panama City, Panama, Gilbert (aka “G” by his close friends and “Kirk” by family) grew up with martial arts, chess, debate, track & field athletics,… Continue reading Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

GEOFFREY M. WAYNE, P.A.

ILS Regional Sponsor, Geoffrey M. Wayne, P.A., is looking to hire an associate attorney and administrative assistant. Candidates for the associate attorney position should have 3-5 years of experience in the areas of Estate Planning and Probate. The ideal candidate will have experience in complex estate planning for high-net-worth individuals and families, estate tax planning,… Continue reading GEOFFREY M. WAYNE, P.A.

5 ILS Members Appointed to the ILS Executive Council

  Please join the Executive Board of the International Law Section in welcoming the newest Members of the ILS Executive Council: Yine Rodriguez Perez, Fabio Giallanza, Penelope Perez Kelly, Jeffrey Hagen, and Davide Macelloni. Their term will expire in 2024.  

International Law Quarterly: Spring 2021

The Spring Issue of the International Law Quarterly: Shifts in International Law Under the Biden Administration is now available! Click on the image below to download!  

Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Roger Kobert is a New Jersey native who grew up in South Florida, went to college in Philadelphia and returned for law school in Miami, where he has practiced for more than 32 years. He now practices in both New York City and Miami as a shareholder with Carlton Fields, a full-service national law firm.… Continue reading Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Adrian Nuñez Joins Greenberg Traurig

Adrian Nuñez has joined Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in its Miami litigation practice group. Adrian joins a seasoned litigation team and will focus on international disputes resolution along with business and contractual disputes litigation. Adrian has over 12 years of litigation experience and regularly counsels foreign and domestic clients in a broad range of commercial matters. Previously, he had… Continue reading Adrian Nuñez Joins Greenberg Traurig

CALL FOR ARTICLES: LEGAL GLOBALIZATION

The editors of the International Law Quarterly are soliciting articles for the Fall 2021 edition, which will focus on Legal Globalization. Possible topics include (but are not limited to): • global anticorruption efforts, • international judgment recognition, • environmental issues, such as global trading in carbon credits, • international security issues, • treaties and public international law, • treatment of… Continue reading CALL FOR ARTICLES: LEGAL GLOBALIZATION

ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members, Given what has transpired this past week in Cuba, I would like use my first message as Chair to briefly explain why I believe these recent events are so relevant to our Section, and how our Section can become more relevant by getting more involved with the issues which they present. Since… Continue reading ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Meet the 2021-2022 ILS Executive Board

CHAIR James M. Meyer Harper Meyer Perez Hagen Albert Dribin & DeLuca LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 800 Miami, FL 33131 jmeyer@harpermeyer.com  www.harpermeyer.com  CHAIR-ELECT Jacqueline Villalba Harper Meyer Perez Hagen Albert Dribin & DeLuca LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 800 Miami, FL 33131 jvillalba@harpermeyer.com  www.harpermeyer.com  SECRETARY Richard Montes De Oca MDO Partners 175… Continue reading Meet the 2021-2022 ILS Executive Board

Overview

The ILS is a forum for the exchange of hot-button, need-to-know information and best practices that impact the practice of international law. The International Law Section of The Florida Bar (ILS) was founded in 1981 to provide an organization for members in good standing who have an interest in the field of international law. It… Continue reading Overview

Executive Council

Robert John Becerra,  Chair  Becerra Law, P.A. 1001 Brickell Bay Dr., Ste. 1200 Miami, FL 33131-4937 Phone: (305) 375-0112 Email: rbecerra@rjbecerralaw.com James Michael Meyer, Chair-Elect Harper Meyer Perez Hagen O’Connor & Albert LLP 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 800 Miami, FlL 33131-4329 Phone: (305) 577-3443 Email: jmeyer@harpermeyer.com Rafael Rodriguez Ribeiro, Secretary Hogan Lovells LLP 600 Brickell Ave.,… Continue reading Executive Council

INTERNATIONAL LAW QUARTERLY – SPRING 2021

The Spring 2021 issue of the International Law Quarterly – Shifts in International Law Under the Biden Administration is now available! Click on the image below to download!

ILS CHAIR’S NEWS & NOTES

Dear ILS Members, Today is my last Gazette Day as your Chair. It with bittersweet sorrow, that Gazetting I must go. Not bittersweet is the overwhelming response to our first live Annual Meeting since 2019. We have sold out our registrations for this weekend’s events at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. For those who… Continue reading ILS CHAIR’S NEWS & NOTES

Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Roger Kobert is a New Jersey native who grew up in South Florida, went to college in Philadelphia and returned for law school in Miami, where he has practiced for more than 32 years. He now practices in both New York City and Miami as a shareholder with Carlton Fields, a full-service national law firm.… Continue reading Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Adrian Nuñez Joins Greenberg Traurig

Adrian Nuñez has joined Greenberg Traurig as of counsel in its Miami litigation practice group. Adrian joins a seasoned litigation team and will focus on international disputes resolution along with business and contractual disputes litigation. Adrian has over 12 years of litigation experience and regularly counsels foreign and domestic clients in a broad range of… Continue reading Adrian Nuñez Joins Greenberg Traurig

Rafael Ribeiro Joins The Walt Disney Company

Rafael Ribeiro, current ILS Secretary, has taken on the position of Assistant General Counsel—Global Ethics and Compliance at The Walt Disney Company. As AGC, Rafael will be responsible for compliance matters and investigations in the Americas. Rafa and his family will be relocating to Burbank, CA, in August.

SUSANNE LEONE PUBLISHED IN THE COMPLIANCE ELLIANCE JOURNAL

Susanne Leone, Co-Founder and Partner at Leone Zhgun, P.A., and Chair of the ILS Asia Committee, recently published her article “U.S. Compliance for German SMEs in 2021” on the Compliance Elliance Journal, an online corporate compliance journal created as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the University of Leipzig, Germany. Susanne’s article, co-authored… Continue reading SUSANNE LEONE PUBLISHED IN THE COMPLIANCE ELLIANCE JOURNAL

Board Certification

Board certification demonstrates a lawyer’s significant commitment to and experience in a specialty field of law. Board-certified lawyers have dedicated themselves to a heightened level of excellence through character, professionalism, ethics, and credibility in the practice of law. EXAM TOOLS & INFORMATION WHO IS ELIGIBLE? The minimum standards for international law board certification are: Practice… Continue reading Board Certification

ILS Deskbook

Developed by the International Law Section as preparation for the International Law Certification exam, this essential resource on international law provides the fundamentals for any lawyer who encounters an international issue in their day-to-day practice.  Covering broad ranges of topics including business transactions, litigation, estate planning, internet cyber law, and more, the volume is an… Continue reading ILS Deskbook

iLaw

SAVE THE DATE: Friday, February 18, 2022 The iLaw Conference is the ILS’s flagship event and features opening and closing plenary sessions, a lunch keynote speaker, and three parallel tracks: 1)International Litigation 2)International Business Transactions 3)The ICDR International Arbitration Track As the premiere conference in international law, iLaw is attended by legal practitioners from the… Continue reading iLaw

ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members, Gazette Day is once more upon us. And Gazetting we will go. With great anticipation I note that it is one week until our live Annual Meeting, which begins on next Gazette Day. If you have not registered to attend our Annual Meeting and its events, now is the time! Registration information… Continue reading ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Rafael Ribeiro Joins The Walt Disney Company

Rafael Ribeiro, current ILS Secretary, has taken on the position of Assistant General Counsel—Global Ethics and Compliance at The Walt Disney Company. As AGC, Rafael will be responsible for compliance matters and investigations in the Americas. Rafa and his family will be relocating to Burbank, CA, in August.

Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Gary Davidson is a partner at Diaz Reus, an international law firm headquartered in Miami, with offices in multiple foreign jurisdictions. He practices in the areas of international litigation and arbitration. Gary received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Duke University; an M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications; his J.D.… Continue reading Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members in International Law

Clarissa A. Rodriguez is the Immediate Past Chair of The Florida Bar International Law Section. She is Board Certified in International Law. She is one of the founding partners of Reich Rodriguez, P.A. in Miami, Florida, and is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C. Her focus is on art law and complex business dispute resolution, through… Continue reading Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members in International Law

SUSANNE LEONE PUBLISHED IN THE COMPLIANCE ELLIANCE JOURNAL

Susanne Leone, Co-Founder and Partner at Leone Zhgun, P.A., and Chair of the ILS Asia Committee, recently published her article “U.S. Compliance for German SMEs in 2021” on the Compliance Elliance Journal, an online corporate compliance journal created as a collaboration between the University of Miami and the University of Leipzig, Germany. Susanne’s article, co-authored… Continue reading SUSANNE LEONE PUBLISHED IN THE COMPLIANCE ELLIANCE JOURNAL

SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER: International Law Section Annual Meeting

Please join The Florida Bar International Law Section for the 2021 Annual Meeting on June 25-27 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL. On Friday, June 25th, there will be a reception and dinner, while the programming for June 26th will feature Committee meetings, Executive Council meeting, and elections for the 2021-2022 Bar year. The ILS… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER: International Law Section Annual Meeting

ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members, Friday, in French, is “Vendredi”; Gazette, in French, is “Gazette”. This only goes to prove, though impeccable logic, that Friday is Gazette Day. This week, we encourage all ILS Members to get involved in your Section and attend our Annual Meeting being held the weekend of June 25-27 at the Biltmore Hotel… Continue reading ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members in International Law

Clarissa A. Rodriguez is the Immediate Past Chair of The Florida Bar International Law Section. She is Board Certified in International Law. She is one of the founding partners of Reich Rodriguez, P.A. in Miami, Florida, and is admitted to practice in Florida and Washington, D.C. Her focus is on art law and complex business dispute resolution, through… Continue reading Meet the 52 Florida Bar Board Certified Members in International Law

Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Gary Davidson is a partner at Diaz Reus, an international law firm headquartered in Miami, with offices in multiple foreign jurisdictions. He practices in the areas of international litigation and arbitration. Gary received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Duke University; an M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications; his J.D. from the University of… Continue reading Meet the 34 Florida Bar Members Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration

Richard Montes De Oca Recognized in Chambers USA

Richard Montes De Oca, managing partner of MDO Partners, and Vice-Treasurer of the ILS, has been recognized in the Corporate/M&A and Private Equity category by Chambers USA. Specifically, Chambers USA recognized that Montes De Oca is noted for his experience in joint ventures and corporate compliance issues. It stated further: “Richard has an ability to tackle compliance problems… Continue reading Richard Montes De Oca Recognized in Chambers USA

Two Minutes in Trade: Podcast from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

y Lenny P. Feldman* Staying on top of the international trade developments can be difficult these days but listening to St&R’s Two Minutes in Trade podcast is like having your own daily briefing. Lenny Feldman, Senior Member, discusses CBP’s complex policy requiring multiple countries of origin for watches with components manufactured in countries different from… Continue reading Two Minutes in Trade: Podcast from Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER: International Law Section Annual Meeting

Please join The Florida Bar International Law Section for the 2021 Annual Meeting on June 25-27 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, FL. On Friday, June 25th, there will be a reception and dinner, while the programming for June 26th will feature Committee meetings, Executive Council meeting, and elections for the 2021-2022 Bar year. The ILS… Continue reading SAVE THE DATE AND REGISTER: International Law Section Annual Meeting