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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
REGISTER TODAY for iLaw 2019

Please join us for our annual flagship conference on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami. This year's conference will feature programming on hot issues in international litigation, arbitration, and business transactions. As in previous years, we have teamed up with the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) for the international arbitration track. Our room block is available only until January 31st, so reserve your room early! For more information please visit our website,, or contact this year's co-chairs, Jacqueline Villalba,; Kristin Drecktrah Paz,; or Cristina Vicens


For hotel accommodations, follow this link to the Marriott Marquis website to book with the special group rate.
Executive Council Meeting - February 21, 2019

In advance of the iLaw2019 Annual Conference, the Florida Bar International Law Section will hold its Mid-Year Executive Council Meeting on Thursday,
February 21, 2019, at Shutts & Bowen LLP, 200 South Biscayne
Boulevard, Suite 4100, Miami, Florida 33131, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  
Also on February 21, 2019, immediately following the Executive Council Meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. will be the iLaw2019 Opening Cocktail
Reception at Shutts & Bowen LLP, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard,
 Suite 4100, Miami, Florida 33131. 

The  Florida Bar International Law Section Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot committee   is in search for volunteers to serve as arbitrators on  Saturday, February 23, 2019 ( the day after the iLaw 2019 Conference) for the ILS Vis Pre-Moot held at JAMS Miami Resolution Center in Brickell.  The ILS Vis Pre-Moot all-day event prepares law students from the largest law schools in Florida and beyond for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.   There will be CLE available for all volunteer arbitrators.   We need volunteer arbitrators for both the morning and afternoon rounds.   If you are interested in serving as a volunteer arbitrator or would like more information, please click on the following link and indicate your availability and preferences: .

Be a Sponsor!
The Florida Bar International Law Section Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot committee is still accepting sponsors for the event! Opportunities range from $150 and up.  All sponsors receive recognition in the ILS Gazette and the event sponsor board. Those contributing over $300 receive acknowledgment at the event's Award Ceremony and over $500 receive acknowledgment in the iLaw Conference program materials. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Averil Andrews at

Upcoming Events
January 30, 2019
On January 30, 2019 the ILS will host an audio webinar titled H-1B Processing: Navigating Troubled Waters in  These Turbulent Times .   This audio webcast will offer a practical approach to the preparation of the H-1B visa petition taking into consideration USCIS regulations and current policy including adjudication trends at the Service Centers. For more information, please refer to the event's brochure. To register please visit this link.

February 21, 2019
On February 21 at 1 PM EST, the ABA International Law Section will hold a webinar titled "The New Compliance Landscape in Latin America, and Its Practical Impact".  The members of this panel will bring both compliance and industry experience to bear to discuss the impact of the new laws not only on paper but in practice, including a particular focus on Mexico's new comprehensive national anti-corruption system (SNA), and also touching on Argentine, Peruvian and Brazilian developments. They will share specific cases and outline practical advice for investors regarding compliance measures and due diligence. To register, click here.

March 20-22, 2019
The International Bar Association ("IBA") Latin American Regional Forum and the IBA Corporate and M&A Law Committee will host the conference "Mergers and Acquisitions in Latin America: Challenges and Best Practices in the Era of Compliance" in Santiago, Chile, March 20-22, 2019.  Latin America has experienced important changes and new challenges to mergers and acquisitions activity during the last few years. Compliance and best practice have arrived in all jurisdictions, companies and law firms, and they are now part of a new landscape. Uncertainties are being left behind, but there is a lot to do to continue the growth in developing Latin American economies, with a new political spectrum in most of the countries. This Conference will address these changes and challenges, as well as the opportunities that the implementation of best practice can create, opening the M&A activity in the region to more investors around the world. For more information or to register, click here.

April 9-13, 2019
The ABA will hold its 2019 Annual Conference of the Section of International Law in Washington, DC at the  Capital Hilton Hotel 1001 16th St NW Washington, DC 20036-5794. For more information and to register,  click here.

September 3-7, 2019
The 57th International Young Lawyers' Congress of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats - International Association of Young Lawyers  will take place in Rome. The event will be an opportunity to network and learn with a focus on "Sustainability and the Law. Planet. People. Future." For more information or to register, please  refer to the event's website .

Fall 2018 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The  Fall 2018 ILQ -  Focus on Asia  is now available to view and download here.

Visit our Sponsors                                             
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 2017-2018, 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, James Meyer at  for more details.

  Become a Sponsor for the 2018-2019 Cycle
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