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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
2019 Conference on International Law - Panama City, Panama

The Florida Bar International Law Section is inviting all ILS members to join its Conference on International Law that will take place in Panama City, Panama, on May 31, 2019, hosted by Morgan & Morgan. Stay tuned for more details!

Join the International Law Section 

If you are reading the Gazette, chances are that you are a practitioner or a student with an interest in International Law, one of the most wide-ranging, exciting and challenging legal specialties. Everyone in our field knows how crucial it is to stay on top of diverse and evolving national legal regimes, and at the same time, the difficulty of keeping meticulously up-to-date on developments around the world.

The International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar is here to help you, the practitioner, navigate both the everyday and big-picture challenges of our field. Our Section is your forum to share knowledge and best practices, and to meet and mingle with peers in professional collaborations that can only enhance your grasp of the specialty and your standing among clients and peers.

Let ILS membership assist you in developing a thriving international practice through peer network development that includes important shared learnings and reciprocal referrals of clients and casework.

If your practice transcends borders, join us in making this the authoritative, go-to forum for Florida and the gateway to the region for anyone practicing International Law. Our Section is open to lawyers from other states and countries, full-time faculty at U.S. law schools, and full-time U.S. law students, all of whom may participate as associate members.

If you are already a member and would like to share your professional achievements with the ILS network, please submit all relevant information to Davide Macelloni, Gazette Co-Editor.

International Law Quarterly - Call for Articles

The editorial board of the International Law Quarterly is now requesting articles and proposals for the  Spring 2019 ILQ to be released before (and highlighted at) The Florida Bar annual convention in June.  Although proposals will be considered on any relevant international topic, the Spring ILQ will focus on  "International Cross-Border Investing."  We hope to have articles on a variety of topics, such as tax implications of cross-border investments, ICSID issues and recent cases, energy/infrastructure projects, pre-immigration tax planning, Brexit impact in UK and EU, investment in Cuba, and much more.  But we need your help to make this edition of the ILQ a success.
Drafts will be due from authors by early April 2019.  Please send your article proposals to Ana Barton ( and Laura Reich ( as soon as possible. 
Upcoming CLE Events

The Florida Bar International Law Section is proud to offer the following CLE events, which will be held in webinar form. The CLE webinars will include a wide variety of topics, including Art Fakes and Forgeries, FIFA Transfer Rules and the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and Key changes in EU General Data Protection. To get further information or to sign up click on the webinar links below:

Upcoming Events
April 4, 2019
The International Law Section invites all members to its Lunch & Learn with Manuel A. Gómez, Professor of Law, the Associate Dean of International and Graduate Studies at Florida International University (FIU) and also the Director of the LL.M. Program. The event will be held at Fiduciary Trust Company International, 2 Alhambra Plaza, PH-1, in Coral Gables, Florida. To register, please contact Carolina Nepomuceno,

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.

April 19, 2019
The Florida Bar International Law Section Standing Committee on Public International Law, Human Rights and Global Justice presents a Conference on Defending Human Rights
at the Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables on April 19th, 2019 from 7:00AM to 5:00PM.  The Conference features panel discussions on human rights issues facing Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, and seeks to examine the commonality of the human experience throughout.  This event will bring to the foreground numerous issues facing these countries and the surrounding regions.  The panelists and keynote speakers consist of active human rights attorneys, professors and lecturers who at the helm of emerging international matters, and public figures with vast experience in human rights and policy. For the event's agenda, click here.

April 28-30, 2019
The North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators will hold its Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program in International Arbitration in Miami, Florida.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is offering joint three-day international arbitration training and qualification program, leading to CIArb's prestigious Fellow status. The three-day Accelerated Route to Fellowship program will take place at JAMS in Miami, FL, April 28-30, 2019.  The program designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution. Fellowship is the highest grade of CIArb membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb. For additional information and conference program, 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 .

September 22-27, 2019
The International Bar Association invites all members to attend its 2019 annual conference, which will be held in Seoul, South Korea, a thriving metropolis that mixes the traditional with the modern - from skyscrapers, high-tech subways, K-pop culture and K-beauty to Buddhist temples, palaces and street markets and a history going back 5,000 years. For more information or to register, please refer to the event's website.

Winter 2019 ILQ
International Law Quarterly: Winter 2019

The new issue of the International Law Quarterly - Focus on International Human Rights is now available. Click on the image below to download.

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