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The International Law Section Gazette
Join the ILS for the Biggest Events of the Bar Year!

ILS Executive Council Meeting

The next International Law Section Executive Council meeting will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 2250 SunTrust International Center, One Southeast Third Avenue, Miami, FL 33131, 10th Floor Conference Center.  The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. and last approximately two hours.  A cocktail will follow at the same location.

For those who cannot attend in person, conference call information is listed below.
Toll-free number: 888-376-5050
Conference Code: 5030261945 and #
Customer Service: 866-640-5038

iLaw 2018

The  iLaw2018 - The ILS Forum on International Law  will take place on 
February 16, 2018 at the Conrad Hotel,  2018, 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 click on the  event's brochure for more information.

ILS Vis Pre-Moot 

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; and indicate whether you prefer morning or afternoon rounds.

2018 Florida-Quebec Forum 

The Florida Bar International Law Section and Quebec Bar are organizing the  2018 Florida-Quebec Forum at the  Fort Lauderdale Hilton Hotel on  March 16, 2018, focusing on American-Canadian Business and Investment topics. Main theme is: " Legal & Tax Pointers for Business & Investments Success". This Forum is dedicated to improve relations between colleagues of the NAFTA legal & professional communities, including lawyers, solicitors, accountants, bankers, judges and civil law notaries. 

Outstanding lecturers include eminent legal practitioners and academics practicing in international investment, tax and business laws between United States and Canada.  
Application is being made to the Florida Bar for 9 CLE Credits. For more information, please contact Sara Benmouna ( or Lucius Smejda ( . For sponsoring opportunities, please refer to the sponsorship package.

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ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2017-2018 cycle

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. To learn more, read the Section's sponsorship package. You can also c ontact our Treasurer, Robert Becerra at  for more details.

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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