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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
Miami: Arbitration Capital

A recent survey published by the University of Leicester found that Miami is the second most preferred arbitral seat in the United States ahead of such cities as Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago. The ILS has played and will continue to play a significant role in promoting Miami as a hub for international arbitration. The full report titled  Arbitration in the Americas: Report on a Survey of Arbitration Practitioners  can be found at this address.   

iLaw 2019: Call for Proposals

The ILS's annual conference, iLaw2019: The ILS Global Forum on International Law will take place in February 2019. Similar to previous conferences, the iLaw2019 will contain three simultaneous tracks, each with four sessions throughout the day: (1) the ICDR arbitration track, (2) the litigation track, and (3) the business transactions track. In addition, the iLaw2019 will have one opening plenary session, a luncheon speaker, and one closing plenary session. Submissions appropriate for each of the three tracks will be considered, and ideas for the opening and closing sessions are welcome as well. 

Each proposal should contain a suggested title and a description of the panel of no more than 200 words. Identification of proposed speakers is not necessary at this time, although it is important to emphasize that the ILS is committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion on all panels. 

The iLaw2019 Steering Committee will evaluate and consider all proposals. Based on the limited number of panel presentations during the conference and potential high volume of proposals, we are unable to select all submissions. Thank you for your time and commitment to the ILS and the iLaw2019, and we look forward to receiving your submissions! 

Please email your proposal(s) by July 20, 2018 to Ana Barton (, Jacqueline Villalba ( and Kristin Drecktrah Paz (

iLaw 2019: Steering Committee Meeting

The first steering committee meeting for the iLaw2019: The ILS Forum on International Law  will take place at Shutts & Bowen LLP, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4100, Miami, Florida 33131, on  August 1, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  All ILS members interested in planning the ILS' annual flagship conference are welcome to attend (the iLaw2019 will be held in February 2019 in Miami). A conference call number will be available for those who cannot attend in person. Please RSVP to , indicating whether you plan to attend in person or by telephone.

Asia Committee Happy Hour

The ASIA committee is inviting its committee members and all ILS members to a Happy Hour on  Thursday July 19, 2018, 6:30 PM at AREA 31, Kimpton Epic Hotel,  27 0
Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, FL 33131.

Upcoming Events
July 20, 2018
The ABA Section of International Law is pleased to offer its next series in the International Law Bootcamp Program, an engaging presentation that will provide a practical overview of how international law impacts legal practice across several areas, including:
* Contracts
* Litigation
* Ethics
* Anti-Corruption
* Finance and M&A
* Arbitration
This program will be taught by practitioners and is an excellent learning opportunity for students and attorneys new to international law. A continental breakfast and lunch is included, as well as a networking reception immediately following the program. The program will be held at the  JW Marriott Marquis at  255 Biscayne Boulevard Way Miami, FL 33131. To register click here.

October 7-12, 2018
The International Bar Association will hold its annual conference in Rome, Italy. To receive further information and registration details visit: 

November 6-10, 2018
The ABA Section of International Law will hold its Conference on International Trade and Investments in Mexico City. To learn more, click here.

November 8-10, 2018
The International Association of Young Lawyers will hold a conference in San Diego on: Entrepreneurship and innovation: from early stages to the evolution. The AIJA Seminar will address topics such as entrepreneurship legal issues, key challenges in setting up new businesses, use of intellectual property strategies to protect new assets, approaching investors, negotiation techniques between founders and investors, or licensing strategies. You will have the opportunity to meet with industry leaders, professionals and listen to the "real stories" of successful entrepreneurs who have made an impact in their industry. Fore more information, please refer to the event's brochure.

Winter 2018 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The  Winter 2018 ILQ -  Focus on International Aspects of Maritime, Admiralty, and Transportation Law  is now available to view and download here.

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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: Carlos F. Osorio
Immediate Past Chair: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Chair-Elect:  Clarissa Rodriguez
Secretary:  Robert J. Becerra
Treasurer: James Meyer