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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
iLaw 2018 Program and Registration Details

The iLaw2018 - The ILS Forum on International Law will take place at the Conrad Hotel, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131. Join the ILS for its annual flagship event in which leading practitioners, experts and neutrals present cutting-edge topics related to international arbitration, litigation, and business transactions. Once again, the ILS has partnered with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) for its arbitration track. 

To register, visit the event's webpage. Special rates are available for judges, faculty and law students. Please refer to the event's brochure for more information.

The Conrad Hotel has offered conference attendees a group rate. To reserve a room, visit  https://aws.passkey.com/go/iLaw2018 The cutoff date for reservations with the ILS group rate is January 24, 2018.
New Rules for Foreign Legal Consultants 

For the past year and a half, the Foreign Legal Consultant Committee of The Florida Bar, which is chaired by Yine Rodríguez Pérez, has been working on amending Chapter 16 of The Florida Bar Rules.  Chapter 16 regulates The Florida Bar's certification of foreign lawyers as Foreign Legal Consultants.  
 
The work involved drafting new rules and revising existing ones and then submitting the proposed new rules and amendments to the Board of The Florida Bar (the "Board").  It also involved meetings and discussions about the proposed amendments with the Division Director of the Ethics and Consumer Protection of The Florida Bar and the Director of Investigations of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, among others.  
 
In July 2016, the proposed amendments to Chapter 16 were reported on for first reading and were later heard on second reading and approved by the Board in late 2016.  In October 2016, the proposed amendments were filed with the Supreme Court of Florida.  We're pleased to announce that just last week, the Supreme Court of Florida issued its ruling approving the new and amended Foreign Legal Consultant rules.  The new rules will be effective in February, 2018. 
 
This is a major accomplishment that was actively pursued by the International Law Section of The Florida Bar and applauded by Florida's international practitioners and Foreign Legal Consultants.
 
Congratulations to Yine and to the Foreign Legal Consultants Committee members Jacqueline Villalba and Jose Maria Carneiro da Cunha

Call for Volunteer Arbitrators! 

The  Florida Bar International Law Section Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot  will be held on  Saturday, February 17, 2018  at JAMS Resolution Center in Miami (the day after the International Law Section's 2018 iLaw Conference).  The ILS Vis Pre-Moot prepares law students from the largest law schools in Florida and beyond for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. The daylong event includes four rounds between the competing law schools with South Florida practitioners serving as arbitrators.   There will be CLE available for all volunteer arbitrators.  We need volunteer arbitrators for both the morning and afternoon rounds (9:00 AM, 10:45 AM, 1:30 PM, and 3:15 PM). If you are interested in serving as a volunteer arbitrator or would like more information, please email Danielle and Adrian at dweekes@jamsadr.com;  anunez@jonesday.com and indicate whether you prefer morning or afternoon rounds.

SAVE THE DATE - New Retreat Dates Confirmed and Big News About Our 2018 Annual Section Meeting


 
The Florida Bar ILS has confirmed new dates for the Section's Retreat at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.  Our Section Retreat will take place on May 18-20, 2018.  Because of the proximity of the new Retreat dates to our annual Section meeting at the Florida Bar's Annual Convention, the Florida Bar ILS annual Section meeting will take place at the Retreat on May 18-20, 2018, in Bonita Springs.  More details and registration information to follow.

Upcoming Events


January 10-12, 2018
The Tax Section of the Florida Bar organizes the International Tax Conference, a multiday event that provides lectures and networking opportunities for certified public accounts and licensed attorneys with a specialization in tax. Within the global economy, taxes are constantly changing, which require CPAs and attorneys to know the latest trends in tax reform and technology.  The International Tax Conference will be held at the JW Marriott Miami off Brickell Avenue. There is a group room block with a rate of $329/night. For the agenda of the event and to register, please visit the event website.

January 29, 2018
At the University of the Bahamas, Nassau the 6th Annual Arbitration & Investment Summit 2018 will take place on January 29, 2018, 8AM to 4.30 PM. The event will feature talks on the topic "Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution: Cooperation or Competition?" For more details on the program and registration details, please refer to the event's brochure

January 31, 2018
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussing NAFTA modernization on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8.30 am at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables 50 Alhambra Plaza 
Coral Gables, FL 33134. The Consul General of Canada and Mexico are scheduled to speak at the event. For more information and to register, visit the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's website.



February 15, 2018.
The ILS Executive Council Mid-Year Meeting will take place in Miami on February 15, 2018. Save the date! More details will be posted in the next weeks.

February 16, 2018
The iLaw2018 - The ILS Forum on International Law will take place at the Conrad Hotel, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida 33131. Join the ILS for its annual flagship event in which leading practitioners, experts and neutrals present cutting-edge topics related to international arbitration, litigation, and business transactions. Once again, the ILS has partnered with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) for its arbitration track.  The Conrad Hotel has offered conference attendees a group rate. To reserve a room, visit  https://aws.passkey.com/go/iLaw2018 . The cutoff date for reservations with the ILS group rate is January 24, 2018.
 




February 17, 2018
Florida Bar International Law Section 2018 - Richard Dewitt Memorial Vis Pre Moot


March 6, 2018
Join the 
Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation 
for its
GAR Live Event at Georgia State University. 
The event will feature an extensive program on the hottest topics in international arbitration and networking opportunities. For more information and to register, please refer to the event's website.

June 5-6, 2018
The German Bar Association (DAV) will be hosting its first International Bar Leaders Symposium on June 5th and 6th in the historic city of Heidelberg, Germany.  Don't miss this chance to benefit from inspiring presentations and to engage in a fruitful dialogue with legal professionals and experts from all over the world. Registration details are forthcoming.

October 7-12, 2018
The International Bar Association will hold its annual conference in Rome, Italy. To receive further information and registration details visit: https://www.ibanet.org/Form/EmailValidation/Default.aspx?CaptureFormUid=ebe7bef3-a177-4329-82b2-5add24951e35 

Fall 2017 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Fall 2017 ILQ - 
Focus on International Dispute Resolution
 is now available to view and download
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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