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The International Law Section Gazette
The ILS Retreat 2017

The Florida Bar International Law Section Retreat will be held on September 29 - October 1, 2017 , at the stunning Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Situated along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, between Naples and Ft. Myers, the resort offers a multitude of amenities and activities including a secluded beach island, hydro-grid tennis facilities, 18-hole golf course designed by Senior PGA Tour Champion Raymond Floyd, a 19,000-sq. ft. full-service spa, a 5,000 square-foot lagoon pool with a 140 foot water slide and lap pool and six restaurants.  As with past Retreats we will do important executive council and committee work and a lot of socializing.  

We welcome families and significant others and are looking for proposals for our second annual ILS Talks modeled on the TED Talks known to many of you.  Please be on the lookout for registration details in next week's Gazette and be sure to contact Chair Arnie Lacayo (alacayo@sequorlaw.com) if you are interested in giving an ILS Talk on or before Friday, September 8.


Section News
UPCOMING DEADLINE - International Law Certification

The International Law Certification Committee of the Florida Bar would like to remind members that applications for Florida Bar Board Certification in International Law are due to the Board of Legal Specialization no later than August 31, 2017 in order to sit for the examination in 2018. Join the 53 lawyers currently Board Certified as an expert in International Law!

UPCOMING DEADLINE - CLE Carry Over Proposal

Dear ILS Members,
 
We need your input on a proposed change to the Rule on Minimum Continuing Legal Education Standards which would allow a member to carry over excess CLE credits from one reporting period to another. In other words, if you earn more than the minimum required number of credits during 3-year reporting period, the proposal would allow additional credits to be carried over to the next reporting period. 
 
Two proposals addressing this issue have been submitted for consideration (see attached). These proposals are summarized as follows:
  1.  The original proposal from Jay Cohen (Board of Governors Member Circuit 17, Seat 4) would allow a member to carry-over any excess credits (i.e. any credit hours over 33 hours) to the following 3-year reporting cycle without restriction.
  2. The alternative or amended proposal from the Board of Legal Specialization and Education, would allow a member to carry over only a certain amount of credits to the next reporting period (12 general credit hours, 2 credit hours in ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse or mental illness awareness programs, and 1 technology hour).
 
The Board of Legal Specialization and Education is seeking input from the various sections and their members to these proposals for their consideration at their next meeting in September. 
 
If you have any comments or opinions regarding these proposals, please submit them via e-mail to Katherine Sanoja ( katherine.sanoja@gstllp.com) by  August 31, 2017.
 
Best regards,
Katherine Sanoja
ILS CLE Chair

World Arbitration and Mediation Review (WAMR) Call for Submissions

The World Arbitration and Mediation Review (WAMR)  is pleased to announce a call for submissions of academic, professional and policy oriented contributions regarding the global and domestic dimensions of arbitration and mediation.   WAMR 's editorial staff is particularly interested in accepting articles, commentaries and reviews focused on contemporary developments, policy and academic debates, cases, recent legislation, theoretical and practical challenges related to the worldwide regulation and use of arbitration and mediation, and the field of dispute resolution in general.  
 
Submissions will be considered on a rolling basis, and shall conform to the following editorial guidelines:
 
  • We prefer original manuscripts (not previously published) but may under exceptional circumstances consider accepting revisions, abridgments or works originally published in other languages, as long as the author owns the copyright. Co-authored works are also welcomed.
  • We only accept the following types of works:
Articles
(10,000-20,000 words)
Commentaries
(3,500-7,000 words)
Reviews
(1,500 to 2,500 words)
Scholarly works on domestic or international arbitration and mediation that develop an argument, analyze a legal issue, and offer a contribution to the field.  May be based on empirical data, documentary evidence or any other sources.
Remarks, annotations or interpretations of a legal case, a domestic or international court judgment, arbitral award, new or proposed legislation, treaty or other international agreement, or policy related to domestic or international arbitration and mediation.
Appraisal and critique or commentary of a recently published (within the 12 months prior to submission) book, blog, documentary or other media related to domestic or international arbitration and mediation.

  • We only accept works written in Englishwith double-spaced text and single-spaced footnotes conforming to The Bluebook, A Uniform System of Citation (https://www.legalbluebook.com/).
  • Footnotes should be numbered consecutively, using the footnote function in Microsoft Word® so that if any footnotes are added or deleted the others are automatically renumbered.  The first footnote should include a brief biographical note with the author's current affiliation. Footnotes do not count against the number of words.
  • Article submissions should include an abstract (200-300 words) and a table of contents (not included in word count).  The front page should include the author's name and email address, as well as the title of the work.
  • Manuscripts should be submitted to submitwamr@fiu.edu as an e-mail attachment in a Microsoft Word® file, with "Submission for Review_[Last Name]" as the subject line.  A member of the Editorial Board will confirm receipt and provide the author with an expected review-by date. Any other general matters concerning the journal should be directed to wamr@fiu.edu.
 
WAMR   is edited by Florida International University College of Law (Miami, U.S.A.) under the leadership of Professor Manuel A. Gómez as Editor-In-Chief, a motivated Editorial Board, and printed and distrbuted by Juris Publishing. This partnership ensures both the rigorous selection and academic quality of the journal's content, and also the timely production and worldwide distribution online and in print.   WAMR   also relies on a Board of Advisors comprised of prominent practitioners, academics, and other dispute resolution experts from around the world, which reinforces the significance of this journal as a premier vehicle for the dissemination of knowledge and information about the dynamic world of arbitration and mediation. 
 
We look forward to reading your submissions. Detailed instructions for submitting articles are attached.
 
Respectfully,
 
The  WAMR  editorial staff
 
Website
General email
 
Submission email
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Lunch & Learn Event August 16, 2017

Sequor Law's shareholder, Ed Davis, was the speaker at the L unch  & Learn event held on  Wednesday, August 16 , where he discussed financial fraud and corruption throughout the world. The event was a great success and truly appreciated by the audience.



Job Opportunity at the University of Akron School of Law

The University of Akron School of Law anticipates hiring a tenure-track or tenured faculty member with a focus in the area of international and comparative law to begin teaching in Fall 2018.  We seek a candidate demonstrating general international law expertise with a preference for private international law, including but not limited to international business transactions, international trade, and/or international commercial arbitration.  Both entry-level and lateral candidates are encouraged to apply.  The appointment may include opportunities for administrative leadership overseeing study abroad programs, programs for foreign lawyers, and other international programs.  The committee is interested in candidates with scholarly distinction or great promise as demonstrated by strong early scholarship and a thoughtful agenda for future work, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching. 

The University of Akron School of Law is a public, mid-size law school of approximately 500 students located in the Akron/Cleveland metropolitan area.  With a new building, a new dean, and strong enrollments, Akron Law provides an energized community and faculty environment.  The School of Law has a strong tradition of teaching and offers students low tuition, a commitment to student success, strong job placement, award-winning clinical programs, a national trial team program, and unique mentorship with the local and regional bars.  It has research centers in Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, and Professional Responsibility.  Akron Law has recently enhanced its international initiatives including new collaborative relationships with universities in Asia, an accelerated juris doctor program for international students, visiting international scholars, and a four-week, three-city, two-country study abroad program in Japan and South Korea.  In addition, the larger University has been expanding international initiatives and programming.  

The University of Akron is a public research university of 25,000 students, with a national reputation in polymer science, engineering, and business in addition to law.  It is centered in Akron, Ohio, a city with a population of 200,000, known for its low cost of living and high quality of life, its surrounding natural beauty including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, its history of industrial innovation, and its multitude of cultural, artistic, athletic, and recreational opportunities.

The deadline to apply is November 15, 2017. For complete details and to apply for this position, visit:   http://www.uakron.edu/jobs Job ID# 9816

Upcoming Events

September 8, 2017
The Quebec Bar will hold its annual Rentree Judiciaire featuring conferences and a dinner reception in Quebec City. For more information, please refer to the event's brochure.

September 12-14, 2017
The New York Bar International Section will hold its Guatemala Seasonal Meeting in Antigua, Guatemala at the Casa Santo Domingo Hotel. This meeting will offer many hot topics, including:
  • Doing Business in Cuba - Guide to doing business in Cuba Post-Castro and U.S. Embargo
  • Trade Secrets: A 180-Degree Change in its Protection
  • BEPS Latin America Style
  • Corrupt Business Practices and their impact on Human Rights in Guatemala
  • International Dispute Resolution
For more information, please refer to the event's website.

September 20, 2017
This year's Wilberforce Miami Seminar will be held at the office of Aballì Milne Kalil, 1 SE 3rd Ave, 10th Floor, Miami on Wednesday, September 20 at 4.45 PM. The focus of this year's seminar will be " Getting assets out of offshore jurisdictions". For more information please refer to the event's brochure.

September 29 - October 1, 2017
The International Law Section Retreat will be held on September 29 - October 1, 2017, at the stunning Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida.  Situated along the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, between Naples and Ft. Myers, the resort offers a multitude of amenities and activities including a secluded beach island, hydro-grid tennis facilities, 18-hole golf course designed by Senior PGA Tour Champion Raymond Floyd, a 19,000-sq. ft. full-service spa, a 5,000 square-foot lagoon pool with a 140 foot water slide and lap pool and six restaurants.  As with past Retreats we will do some work and a lot of socializing.  We welcome families and significant others and are looking for proposals for our second annual ILS Talks modeled on the TED Talks known to many of you.  Please be on the lookout for registration details in the coming days and be sure to contact us if you are interested in giving an ILS Talk.


October 8-13, 2017
The 2017 IBA Annual Conference in Sydney, Australia will feature around 200 conference sessions. These vary widely in style and, with the core substantive committee sessions at the heart of the conference programme covering most sectors and practice areas, the conference will provide the opportunity to focus on your own areas of interest. Click here to download the event brochure.

October 22-23, 2017
Will the push or pull of nationalist sentiments affect where and how businesses resolve cross-border disputes? Might the relationship between national courts and arbitral tribunals shift? Will the backlash against globalism encompass or impact the world of international arbitration? These and more questions will be topics of debate at the ATLAS - Atlanta International Arbitration Society 6th annual conference titled International Business Disputes in an Era of Receding Globalism. Additional details will follow soon.

October 24-28, 2017
The ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference on the Americas will be held in Miami at the JW Marriott Marquis, October 24- 28, 2017 with the topic "Doing business in the Americas in the New Global Economy: A New Dawn in the Hemisphere".

February 16, 2018
The ILS will be holding iLaw2018 - The ILS Forum on International Law. The event is work in progress, if you would like to help with the organization, t he first steering committee meeting for the iLaw2018: The ILS Forum on International Law will take place at Shutts & Bowen LLP, 200 South Biscayne Blvd., Suite 4100, Miami, FL 33131, on August 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. All members interested in planning the ILS's annual flagship conference are welcome to attend (the iLaw2018 will be held on February 16, 2018, at the Conrad Hotel). Please RSVP to kpaz@shutts.com to ensure an appropriate headcount for light bites and refreshments.



Spring 2017 ILQ
ILQ Fall 2017 - Message from the Editor

Dear ILS Members and Colleagues:
 
We invite you to submit your topics for articles to be included in the Fall 2017 International Law Quarterly, which will focus on international dispute resolution
 
Feature Articles should be 8-10 pages, double-spaced, and must conform with the ILQ's Style Guide (which we can send to you if you're interested in submitting an article).
 
The Fall 2017 ILQ will have between 10-12 Feature Articles, so please send us your proposed topic so that we can ensure that there is no duplication.
 
Deadline for articles is Friday, 18 August.
 
We look forward to receiving your proposed topics.
 
Best,
Rafael Ribeiro
Editor-in-Chief


International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Spring 2017 ILQ - 
Focus on International Aspects of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy 
 is now available to view and download
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Our next ILQ will focus on international litigation and arbitration, and we look forward to your submissions.  Please write the ILQ's Editor-in-Chief, Rafael Ribeiro ( rafael.ribeiro@hoganlovells.com) if you would like to contribute or have any questions.


Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2016-2017 cycle
 
Global
Hemispheric
Regional
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Sequor Law 
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Akerman
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • White & Case
  • Bryan Cave
  • Coffey Burlington
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • MDO Partners
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Stokes McMillan Antunez
  • Tenzer PLLC
  • Wilberforce

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2016-2017, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors.  Contact Robert Becerra at rbecerra@rjbecerralaw.com  for more details.

  Become a Sponsor  for the 2017-2018 Cycle
The ILS Gazette

Editor: Fabio Giallanza

Chair: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Immediate Past Chair: Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Chair-Elect:  Carlos F. Osorio
Secretary:  Clarissa Rodriguez
Treasurer: Robert J. Becerra