Monday, August 8, 2016
The International Law Section Gazette
The ILS Retreat
The Boca Raton Resort & Club
The Boca Raton Resort and Club
Save the Dates: September 30 - October 2

Celebrating the Past and Leading into the Future:  Join us at the Retreat in Boca Raton!

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.

We have secured incredible rates of under $200/n ight , and significant others and family are most welcome!  Don't wait, contact  Angie Froelich  at to reserve your spot. 

Call for Speakers: Give an ILSTalk!

Inspired by Ted Talks, one feature of this year's Section retreat in Boca Raton will be our members' own ILSTalks.  ILSTalks are short presentations, no longer than 8 to 16 minutes, designed to entertain, inform, and educate you on the latest topics in international law, society, and leadership. You will learn something new about the markets and communities in which we operate, gain a new perspective on issues you and your clients face, and be inspired to improve the way you work and communicate.

We already have several scheduled presenters on exciting and diverse topics, and if you have a topic that you would like to feature we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Al Lindsay ( with a short synopsis of your proposed ILSTalk.

Section News
Conference Naming Contest
The ILS's annual international litigation, arbitration, and business transactions conference needs a NEW name and we need your help!! In the past, the conference has been referred to as ILAC (Int'l Litigation and Arbitration Conference) and ILAT (Int'l Litigation, Arbitration and Business Transactions Conference), among other names.  

We are looking for new ideas and short, memorable words that creatively identify our Section's flagship event.  As such, the ILS Annual Conference Name Contest has begun!  Over the next few weeks we will be accepting naming ideas at the following email - Please include "ILS Conference Name Contest" in the subject line of your email. The winning idea and its author will be announced at our Section's Retreat in September.  If your idea is selected as the winning name, you will receive a prize at the retreat.  Submissions will be accepted until August 12, 2016.  So get to work, put on your thinking caps and send us your ideas!  

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 August 31, 2016

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

Upcoming Events

August 10, 2016
The ILS Tax Law Committee will be holding a planning meeting for the 2016-2017 cycle at the offices of Aballi Milne Kalil located at 1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 2250, Miami. The meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Committee Chair Megan Campos at

August 12, 2016
Ricardo Cata, mediator with Upchurch, Watson, White & Max, and Chair of the ILS' Mediation Committee, will be speaking at the Dispute Resolution Center's ('DRC") Conference in Orlando, FL, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes hotel,  on: "Diversity in Mediation: Domestic and International Challenges".  You can read a short summary of Ricardo's presentation by clicking here

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. Please keep an eye on the Gazette as more information will be forthcoming. 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.

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

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.

  Become a Sponsor  for the 2016-2017 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