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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News

ILS Tax Committee - Planning Meeting

The ILS Tax Law Committee will be holding a planning meeting on June 15th at the offices of Aballí Milne Kalil located at 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 2250, Miami, FL 33131.  The meeting will take place at 6:00pm and refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to the Committee Chair Megan Campos at  mcampos@aballi.com  by Monday, June 12th.


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Escalation Clauses in Cross Border Dispute Resolution: Why  Your Client Wants Mediation

On June 22, the ILS will hold a CLE program at the Annual Convention of the Florida Bar in Boca Raton.  The topic of the program will be  Escalation Clauses in Cross Border Dispute Resolution: Why  Your Client Wants Mediation.  Ricardo Cata, chair of the ILS' Mediation Committee will  moderate the panel. 

Learn from your corporate clients about what they want and why. For those engaged  in cross border practice whether from the standpoint of a transaction attorney or a  litigator, whether in-house or outside counsel, join us for this important discussion of  evolving trends in managing disputes more economically and efficiently. Learn new  developments that may inform your drafting of dispute resolution clauses for cross  border deals as well as your approach to resolving cross border disputes. For more information, please refer to the event brochure .



Members News
MDO Partners Brings International Business And Legal Insights To Beijing On GMCC China Mission 

MDO Partners' International Advisor for the Asia Pacific Region, Moying Xing, participated in an international mission trip in China coordinated by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC). Ms. Xing , who serves as a liaison for the firm and its U.S. clients to establish and develop business in mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and other countries in the region, joined the Tianjin and Beijing portion of the ten-day mission.
 
The GMCC America's Linkage China & Hong Kong Mission took place from April 15-25, 2017 and included visits to several cities in China in addition to Hong Kong.
 
"This trade mission was an excellent opportunity to further our firm's international presence and facilitate our clients' growing interest in the Asia market,"  said MDO Partners' Managing Partner Richard Montes de Oca. "We are pleased to continue to provide our clients with experienced and reliable expertise in this important market."
 
Jennifer Diaz's Speaking Engagements

Jennifer Diaz, Founder of Diaz Trade Law, was a panelist in two World Trade Month events; the Doral Business Council's Signature Breakfast, and Miami Dade County's "Going Global Workshop and Career Expo" on May 9, 2017.

Peter Quinter to Speak at "Redirecting Real Estate" Seminar

Peter Quinter of GrayRobinson PA will be a speaker at the CREW Miami Redirecting Real Estate luncheon, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami on Thursday, May 18 at 11.30. For more information, please refer to the event's brochure.
 
Upcoming Events


May 19, 2017
The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution will hold a seminar titled "
Business Dispute Management: Challenges and Opportunities in Times of Crisis" in Curitiba, Brazil at Universidade Positive. For more information, visit the event website.

May 25, 2017
The Asian Affinity Group at the Miami office of White & Case, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and the South Asian Bar Association of Florida invite you to join us for a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month:  A conversation with Ken Okaniwa, Consul General of Japan in Miami. Click here for the event's brochure.

June 8-9, 2017
The New York State Bar Association International Section will hold a seminary on Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions June at the offices of Pepper Hamilton in New York City, 620 Eigth Ave, 37th Floor. The cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is one of the most active areas for international lawyers. Affected by elements ranging from conflicting laws, traditions and cultures to restrictions on foreign investments, this critical area of international practice is a driving force for many lawyers and their clients. Like any relationship however, a typical international M&A transaction will progress through a series of stages before the parties arrive at a union. For more information, please refer to the event's brochure.

June 15, 2017
The ILS Tax Law Committee will be holding a planning meeting on June 15th at the offices of Aballí Milne Kalil located at 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 2250, Miami, FL 33131.  The meeting will take place at 6:00pm and refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to the Committee Chair Megan Campos at  mcampos@aballi.com  by Monday, June 12th.

June 22, 2017
The ILS will hold a CLE program at the  Annual Convention of the Florida Bar.  The topic of the program will be Escalation Clauses in Cross Border Dispute Resolution: Why  Your Client Wants Mediation.  Ricardo Cata, chair of the ILS' Mediation Committee will  moderate the panel. For more information, please refer to the event brochure.
 
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.

Winter 2017 ILQ
ILQ Spring 2017 Issue - Message from the Editors
Dear Members of the International Law Section:
 
We are gearing up for our Spring 2017 International Law Quarterly ("ILQ"), and we wanted to reach out to see if any of you would like to submit an article for the publication. 
 
The ILQ, now in its 33rd year, is one of the premier journals covering international law topics and is distributed to the ILS's 1,000 or so members.  Links to our Fall 2016 and Winter 2017 Editions may be found here ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/sogd0t09q4enh18/IL-2016%20Fall%20-%20FINAL.pdf?dl=0) and here ( https://www.dropbox.com/s/1bndkigtibzajt3/IL-2017%20Winter%20-%20final.pdf?dl=0).
 
The Spring 2017 ILQ will focus on international aspects of cybersecurity and data privacy law.  The deadline for submission of articles is 31 March.  Articles should be 8-10 pages, double-spaced, and should conform with the provisions of the ILQ Style Guide.
 
Currently, we already have authors discussing the following topics, so please choose another topic:
 
  • The EU's increasingly aggressive enforcement of data protection laws.
  • Cross-border cooperation in criminal cases and some unique considerations presented in the cybercrime context.
  • Homeland Security and Data Privacy.
 
Please let us know if you are interested in submitting an article, and, if so, your proposed topic. 
 
Regards,
 
Rafael Ribeiro - ILQ Editor-in-Chief
Javier Peral - Editor
Loly Sosa - Editor
 
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Winter 2017 ILQ - Focus on International Internal Investigations is now available to view and download here.



If you are interested in submitting an article in the next ILQ or have questions, please contact Rafael Ribeiro: rafael.ribeiro@hoganlovells.com.

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