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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
Finding and Freezing the Assets: England, the Caribbean and Beyond

Miami international law firm, Aballi Milne Kalil P.A. along with Wilberforce Chambers, from England, are jointly hosting their annual seminar on September 19, 2018 from 3:45 - 5:45 pm at the SunTrust International Center, 1 SE 3rd Ave., Miami, Florida. Panelists include Hendrik G. Milne, Tom Lowe and Jack Watson who will be discussing piercing offshore corporate and trust structures, offshore freezing injunctions and attacking sham trusts in American versus offshore litigation. For additional panelists' information, please refer to the event's brochure.
The conference is free to attend and will be followed by complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. Attendees will receive 2 CLE credits and great company. Please rsvp to:
Democracy & Human Rights Symposium

The Committee on Public International Law, Human Rights & Global Justice, a standing committee under the Florida Bar International Law Section, proudly presents the Democracy & Human Rights Symposium: A Learning Venture into the Global and Domestic Implications of the United States' Approach towards Implementation of ICCPR since Ratification and other International Human Rights Agreements and Initiatives. The event will be held on October 12, 2018 10AM at Barry University School of Law 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807 ROOM: ALC 201

For panelists' information please refer to the event's brochure.

If interested in attending, please RSVP with the Committee Coordinator Christina M. Green, Esq.  at
Audio Webinar - H1B Visas

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.

U.S.-India Symposium on Law, Business and Investments

The Asia Committee of the Florida Bar International Law Section has organized a U.S.-India Symposium on Law, Business and Investments.  The symposium will take place on November 26-27, 2018 in conjunction with the Indian National Bar Association's (INBA) annual conference at the Shangri-La Hotel in New Delhi.  The symposium proposes to bring participation from legal luminaries, senior government officials, and international law firms from across the globe. 

Day 1 (Nov. 26) will consist of the program and seminars put together by the INBA, and Day 2 (Nov. 27) will consist of the seminars put together by the Florida/U.S. delegates.  Additionally, the INBA has organized a cultural program for the U.S. delegates which will take place on November 28.  It will include a trip to the Taj Mahal and a tour of government/court buildings.  
We only have three topics remaining for speaker participation and a few sponsorships slots available.  If you are interested in speaking on one of the following topics, please contact the program chairs immediately: Customs and Trade Law; Investing and Managing Florida Real Estate; IPR Issues in International Business (patents).
This is a fantastic opportunity if you are interested in extending your marketing and networking efforts into Asia, or if you are simply wanting to explore the beautiful sights, sounds, and the rich cultural heritage of India!
Lastly, the symposium has received promotional support from numerous organizations, including the following: ABA Section of International Law; The Florida Bar International Law Section; Florida International University College of Law; The India-US Chamber of Commerce of South Florida. 
For further information, please visit the below sites: 
If you are interested in attending the conference or speaking, please contact the Program Chairs, Susanne Leone and Neha Dagley.


Members News
ILS Members at the Reentrée of the Quebec Bar

Ever since 1995, the International Section (ILS) of the Florida Bar has maintained a liaison with the Quebec City Bar. A formal agreement of collaboration was executed in 2014. 
A delegation of William Hill, Joseph McFarland, and Nancy Lapierre represented the ILS on September 7 and 8 of this year at the annual judicial Rentrée of the Quebec Bar in Quebec City. The program consisted of an annual conference in conjunction with the participation of local bar members and the representatives of the Versailles Bar, a formal ceremony with the judiciary of the province, including the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, and bar leaders. The formal gathering inaugurated the coming year's court activities and was followed by a reception held at the newly renovated historic armory in the heart of Old Quebec. The next morning, on September 8, a breakfast was held at the Montmorency Falls Park to honor the international invitees attending the Rentrée program from Brussels Bar, Strasbourg Bar, Versailles Bar, Louisiana Bar, and our Florida Bar. We were delighted to receive their gracious hospitality and discuss the forthcoming activities between our two bars and potential other collaborators.

Jennifer Diaz at the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals

Jennifer Diaz will be moderating the Global Volatility & Risk: The Imperative for Supply Chain Agility Powered by AWESOME (Advancing Women's Supply Chain Leadership), at the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) 2018 Edge Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition on October 3, 2018 in Nashville TN.

Upcoming Events
September 19, 2018
The Wilberforce Miami Seminar 2018  will be held on September 19, 2018, 3.45 PM at 1 SE 3rd Avenue, 10th Floor, Miami, FL 33131. For more information and to read the speakers' bio please refer to the event program. To register, you can email Millie Calderon ( ).

September 26, 2018
ILS past Chair Peter Quinter will hold a presentation with the Doral Bar Association on "Trump's Trade War: How it Impacts your Business". Presentation is free to attend and will be held from 7.30-9 am at  U.S. Century Bank  2301 NW 87th Ave., Doral , FL .  To RSVP  or for any questions, please contact Santiago Cueto at (305) 777-0377 or

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

October 24-26, 2018
Join our partners of the New York State Bar International Section as it explores Montreal, Canada for its Seasonal Meeting in 2018! The meeting will be held October 24-26, 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel 360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4, Canada. Registration details are available in the event's brochure.

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 evolutionWith 70 miles of coastline and year-round amazing weather and serene ocean water, you can see why San Diego is the place to be. With hidden gems tucked into different neighbourhoods, you can explore San Diego's natural beauty, plentiful breweries, one-of-a-kind shops, cultural institutions, and attractions. Today, the city also gained a reputation as an innovative tech hub thanks to its top-notch universities and world-renowned research institutes. These are just a few of the reasons that make San Diego a perfect venue to speak about entrepreneurship and innovation.

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.

For 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.

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.

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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