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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
iLaw 2017: the ILS Global Forum on International Law
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The ILAT,  which for over a decade has  been Miami's leading international law conference, is now "iLaw2017: The ILS Global Forum on International Law" .
iLaw will feature a rich program with interesting presentations on cutting-edge issues in international law. This year, iLaw2017 is joining forces with the International Centre of Dispute Resolution and featuring the new ICDR arbitration track. 

Be sure to take advantage of early bird rates! You should book your room by January 25.

iLaw2017 Hotel Reservations - ENDS TOMORROW

Discounted hotel rooms at the Conrad Hotel are now available for the iLaw2017! The Conrad Hotel has set up a webpage exclusively for the iLaw2017: . Access this website to make your reservations for the new iLaw2017!
Attendees can also call 1-800-CONRADS to secure guest room accommodations by phone.

VIS Pre-Moot - Call for Arbitrators

The ILS is seeking attorney volunteers to serve as mock arbitrators in the 2017 Florida Bar ILS Miami Vis Pre-Moot Competition.  The event is on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at JAMS Resolution Center in Miami.  Free CLE credit will be available.  To volunteer, please contact planning committee chair Cristina Vicens at  Please indicate whether you prefer morning or afternoon rounds.  The schedule and event details are available here:
Upcoming Events

January 23-27, 2017
Join nearly 5,000 members of the New York State Bar Association from around the state and beyond at the Annual Meeting, sharing insights and experiences. Take advantage of the excellent schedule of events presented by the Association's sections and committees, network at the member receptions and make connections with the exciting array of exhibitors.  Book your hotel room  here  by January 4. The room rate is $260/night, plus taxes and applicable fees. You may also reserve rooms directly with the New York Hilton Midtown at 1-800-HILTONS and mention the NYSBA Annual Meeting or provide group code NYSB. Click here to learn more.

As part of the program, ILS' sister organization, the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, will  present the annual Award for Distinction in International Law and Affairs and hold a panel titled  Globalism versus Territorialism, exploring  new issues and anticipated ripple effects in a number of areas, including international trade, cross-border insolvency and governmental relations in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the UK and the recent Presidential election in the U.S.

January 24, 2017
ILS' Past Chair Ed Mullins will be the moderator at a webinar titled "Making Arbitration Great Again: How to Avoid Mistakes Arbitrators and Counsel Make" on January 24, 2017 at 1pm EDT. During this practical and informative one-hour webinar, experienced arbitrators and counsel will tackle the mistakes they see each other commonly make and suggest ways to avoid them. To register or for more information, click here.

January 26, 2017
ILS' Past Chair Peter Quinter of Gray Robinson P.A. will be a panelist at a free webinar titled "Doing Business in Cuba" that  will provide a practical overview on how to conduct business in Cuba, including Cuba's new foreign investment law, trade regulations and IP protection. To learn more or register, click here

February 14-15, 2017
The Florida Chamber of Commerce will host its International Days - Florida's leading conference convening top international trade and industry experts. Click here for more information and to register for the event.

February 17, 2017
The iLaw2017, the ILS Global Forum on International Law, newly rebranded from the former "ILAT", will be held on February 17, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. The iLaw2017 will include the International Center for Dispute Resolution's (ICDR) Arbitration Track. The Program Brochure will be out shortly, but in the meantime, Save the Date!

February 18, 2017
The  2017 Florida Bar ILS Miami Vis Pre-Moot Competition  will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017  and will take place at  JAMS Miami Resolution Center, 600 Brickell Avenue , Suite 2600, Miami FL 33131. CLE credit will be available to volunteer arbitrators.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer arbitrator or have a team to register, please contact  Averil Andrews     at .

March 2-4, 2017
The CPR Institute's Annual Meeting will be held on March 2-4, 2017 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami. The event is an opportunity to explore the roles of inside counsel and outside counsel and ways they can best collaborate to improve dispute resolution processes and practices around the world.  For more information and to register, visit

March 9, 2017
International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates of North America annual meeting will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale March 9 th and 10th  2017. CLE is normally awarded for 8 hours. For further information, visit the event website or contact Laurence D. Gore

Fall 2016 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The Winter 2016 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:

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2016-2017 cycle
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Akerman
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • White & Case
  • Bryan Cave
  • Coffey Burlington
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • MDO Partners
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Stokes McMillan Antunez
  • Tenzer PLLC
  • Wilberforce

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.  Contact Elizabeth Ortega at   for more details.

  Become a Sponsor  for the 2017-2018 Cycle
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