"We would ACCOMPLISH many more things if we did not think of them as IMPOSSIBLE." - Vince Lombardi
Dear ILS Members:
It’sSuper Bowl Week, but more importantly, it’s iLaw Week! Ha! That’s right, it is finally here. OnFebruary 16, we’re excited to host the iLaw2024, a premier international law conference and one of the most remarkable conferences in the history of our Section at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida!
Indeed,Florida, out-of-state, foreign and in-house lawyers from around the worldwill descend on Miami for a memorable experience that will include panels, presentations, a special keynote speaker, networking, and cocktail receptions featuring leading international thought leaders and practitioners on international law.
We are almost at capacity, so register today! Also, be sure to join us for the iLaw Opening ReceptiononFebruary 15 at 6:30 pmat Boulud Sudsponsored by Fiduciary Trust International.
Special thanks to all of our Section, iLaw and ICDR Track Sponsors listed below for making this iLaw conference a reality and success!
Lastly, I want to mention that on February 17, our Section will also be hosting the Richard Dewitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot at JAMSfeaturing nearly 70 arbitrators, 14 law schools, and 60 law students from around the world, followed by a reception sponsored byHogan Lovells.
I can’t wait to see all of you at iLaw and the Vis Pre-Moot. It’s going to be one of the most exciting events for our Section. See you there!
The Florida Bar International Law Section's Flagship Conference is finally here! Click on this link to sign up for iLaw2024, the ILS Global Forum on International Law held at the JW Marriott Marquis on February 16, 2024, featuring opening and closing plenary sessions, a lunch keynote speaker, and three parallel tracks on international litigation, international arbitration, and international business transactions with presenters from Miami, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C., México, Brazil, Italy, BVI, Costa Rica, United Kingdom and beyond!
Special iLaw2024 rates are being offered for room reservations at the JW Marriott Marquis – don’t miss the opportunity to stay in one of Miami’s premier hotels. Click here to book!
Join the ILS at the iLaw2024 Opening Cocktail Reception at Boulud Sud in Downtown Miami, Sponsored by Fiduciary Trust International!
iLaw2024 Opening Plenary Panel on 2023 Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trends: U.S. International and Cross-Border Rules, Compliance, Best Practices and Enforcement
Take a look at the Opening Plenary Session Panel for the iLaw2024, the ILS Global Forum on International Law happening at the JW Marriott Marquis on February 16, 2023.
This panel discussion aims to address the growing importance of cybersecurity and data privacy for individuals and organizations globally. Industry experts, technologists, and attorneys will come together to examine the changing international landscape in this field.
iLaw2024 Panel "The International General Counsel SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)" to be Moderated by ILS Chair Richard Montes de Oca
iLaw2024 Panel "Keep it Moving, Miami:
Challenges Facing International Transport Companies in a Shrinking World Economy"
iLaw2024 Panel "We Aren't in Kansas Anymore, Toto: Do's and Dont's of Doing Business in Latin America"
iLaw2024 Keynote Speaker, Ryan Abbott, to Speak on
"The New Digital Age: Artificial Intelligence and Legal Disruption"
The ILS Thanks its Sponsors for iLaw2024!
Call for Volunteer Arbitrators for the 2024 Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot
Call for volunteer arbitrators! The Florida Bar International Law Section is looking for volunteers to participate as arbitrators for the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on Saturday, February 17, 2024. The Pre-Moot will host students from top law schools, both domestic and international, to present arguments before panels of volunteer arbitrators in preparation for the most recognized moot competition in the world, the Willem C. Vis Moot. Up to 7 hours of Florida CLE is available for all volunteers.
Volunteers may participate in person (preferred) or virtually (via Zoom). The Pre-Moot will be held at JAMS Resolution Center in Miami, 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600, Miami, Florida, the Saturday after the International Law Section's 2024 Flagship iLaw Conference. Volunteers may indicate their preference for morning or afternoon rounds (or both).
If you are reading the Gazette, chances are that you are a practitioner or a student with an interest in International Law, one of the most wide-ranging, exciting and challenging legal specialties. Everyone in our field knows how crucial it is to stay on top of diverse and evolving national legal regimes, and at the same time, the difficulty of keeping meticulously up-to-date on developments around the world.
The International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar is here to help you, the practitioner, navigate both the everyday and big-picture challenges of our field. Our Section is your forum to share knowledge and best practices, and to meet and mingle with peers in professional collaborations that can only enhance your grasp of the specialty and your standing among clients and peers.
Let ILS membership assist you in developing a thriving international practice through peer network development that includes important shared learnings and reciprocal referrals of clients and casework.
If your practice transcends borders, join us in making this the authoritative, go-to forum for Florida and the gateway to the region for anyone practicing International Law.Our Section is open to lawyers from other states and countries, full-time faculty at U.S. law schools, and full-time U.S. law students, all of whom may participate as associate members. For more information regarding membership with the ILS, clickHERE.
Just Published: The International Law Quarterly - Fall 2023"Focus on BRICS"
TheFall 2023 Issue of the International Law Quarterly - Focus on BRICS is now available.
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The ILS Thanks its Sponsors
In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2022-2023, 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 contact our Treasurer, Laura Reichatlreich@harpermeyer.com or Vice Treasurer, Davide Macelloniatdmacelloni@drbdc-law.comfor more details.
ILS Board Members and Officers
Chair: Richard Montes de Oca
Chair-Elect: Ana Barton
Secretary: Cristina Vicens Beard
Treasurer: Laura Reich
Vice-Treasurer: Davide Macelloni
Immediate Past Chair: Jacqueline Villalba
ILS Executive Council
Terms Expiring in 2024
Jeffrey S. Hagen
Terms Expiring 2025
Kristin Drecktrah Paz
Prof. Manuel A. Gomez
Omar K. Ibrahem
Pamella A. Seay
Terms Expiring 2026
Gary E. Davidson
To learn more about the ILS Executive Council Members, click here!
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