Monday, August 29, 2016
The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
International Law Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Initial Applicants: The  filing period for initial applications opens July 1, 2016 and applications must be postmarked by WEDNESDAY, August 31, 2016

Applications for initial board certification and recertification are available on the  International Law Certification website .

ILS' Cooperation with the International Section of the New York Bar

On September 26, 2016, following the CLE event announced below, the ILS and the International Section of the New York State Bar will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize their ongoing cooperation efforts. "This Memorandum comes at the end of two years of growing informal cooperation. We look forward to further developing the relationship to take advantage of the natural synergies shared by our two organizations", commented Al Lindsay, Chair of the ILS.

Upcoming Events
August 30, 2016
The Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a panel discussion regarding Brexit. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The event will be held at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, which is located at 260 Aragon Avenue. For more information and to register for this event, visit the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's website.

September 9, 2016
The Quebec Bar (Barreau de Quebec) will hold its annual meeting (Reentrée) on September 9, 2016 in Quebec City. The program will be offered in French and includes conferences, the Reentrée Judiciaire and dinner at the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec. Click here to download the full program of the event.

September 26, 2016
Please join the New York State Bar AssociationInternational Section with the Florida Bar Association, International Law Section for a Special Ethics Panel that will be hosted at the Miami offices of Greenberg Traurig - 333 SE 2nd Ave. Suite 4400, Miami, 4-8 PMThis CLE-accredited program will focus on the implications of the recent decisions in Schoenefeld v. Schneiderman, No. 11-4283 (2d Cir., April 22, 2016) and Schoenefeld v. State, 25 N.Y.3d 22 (N.Y. 2015), which, collectively, require attorneys practicing in New York to maintain a physical office in the State This unprecedented panel includes the lead plaintiff, Ekaterina Schoenefeld, so you can hear directly from those involved in this interesting case. Al Lindsay, Chair of the ILS, will moderate the Panel. Click here to download the event flyer. Following the event, a Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the two sections (see details above).

September 30 - October 2, 2016
ILS Retreat: Celebrating the Past and Leading into the Future.   Join us for another exciting International Law Section retreat at the Boca Raton Resort & Club The theme of this year's retreat will be celebrating our past as we lead the world into the future of international law.  We are encouraging all Section members to join us for  a fun and inspirational weekend In addition to an exciting program featuring both alumni and future leaders, and an exciting keynote speaker, we are making sure to build in plenty of time for socializing with friends and family at this world-class resort. Don't wait, submit your registration form today!

October 18-21, 2016
The 2016 Fall Meeting of the  American Bar Association Section of International Law will take place October 18-21, 2016, at the Tokyo Hilton, Tokyo, Japan. The Fall Meeting will feature more than 60 panels highlighting different aspects of the theme for the meeting - " The Pacific Century: Progress and Predictions". Peter Quinter, Past Chair of the ILS, will moderate a panel on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The full program of the event is available here. To register, visit the ABA website. For more information on the event, you may also contact  Peter Quinter (

October 27-29, 2016
The Caribbean Academy for Law and Court Administration (CALCA), in partnership with Jamaica's General Legal Council and the St. Maarten Bar Association, will hold CALCA's 4th Biennial Conference on Law under the theme "Law at the Cross-Roads: Reappraising the Role of Common Law and Civil Law Practitioners in Transnational Development", from October 27 to October 29 in St. Marteen. You can learn more about the conference by visiting the conference website

November 3-4, 2016
The International Bar Association will hold its Annual IBA Corporate Governance Conference in Miami from November 3 to November 4. The conference will feature lectures from distinguished speakers on topics that include c orporate governance issues for foreign subsidiaries, c yber security and the the application of US corporate governance rules to non-US corporations. Click here to download the full program of the conference. To register, visit the conference website.

November 13-15, 2016
The International Chamber of Commerce will hold its 14th annual Miami Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America at the Mandarin Oriental hotel.  The conference attracts approximately 550 participants representing about 40 nationalities and features a rich training and networking program.  For more information and to register for this event, visit the ICC Conference website.

From Our Members


Call for Short Articles: Share your Knowledge!

The ILS Gazette is accepting submissions for short articles or updates on current issues in international law. The articles should be shorter than 1000 words and will be in included in the "From Our Members" section of the Gazette. If you would like to share your piece with fellow ILS Members, please direct your submissions to Fabio Giallanza (

Spring 2016 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Spring 2016 ILQ focusing on Women and International Law 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:

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2015-2016 cycle
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Lex International
  • White & Case
  • Akerman LLP
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Bryan Cave
  • Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Kohlman, P.A.
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • Jones Day 
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Tenzer PLLC

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2015-2016, 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 Elizabeth Ortega at   for more details.

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The ILS Gazette

Editor: Fabio Giallanza

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