The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the International Law Section present
11th International Litigation and Arbitration Conference

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Friday, March 1, 2013

The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Miami, FL 33134
(877) 576-0793

Course No. 1446R

The one-day live seminar offers a litigation track and an arbitration track. You may register for this course and the International Business Transactions Conference, held the previous day, for a reduced fee via fax.

8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.

Late Registration

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Florida as the Center for Resolving Disputes: Legislative Changes Past, Present & Future
Moderator: Eduardo Palmer, Eduardo Palmer P.A., Coral Gables
Panel: Paul F. Hill, General Counsel for The Florida Bar, Tallahassee
Raquel A. Rodríguez, McDonald Hopkins LLC, Miami
Phillip A. Buhler, Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones, Jacksonville
Carlos F. Osorio, Aballí Milne Kalil P.A., Miami

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Coffee Break

9:45 a.m. – 11:00 noon

How Should Counsel Use Trade Agreements in Commercial Disputes?
Moderator: Robert J. Becerra, Devine Goodman Rasco & Wells, P.A., Miami
Panel: Santiago A. Cueto, Cueto Law Group P.L., Coral Gables
Lenny P. Feldman, Sandler Travis & Rosenberg P.A., Miami
Mark P. Terry, Office of Mark Terry, Esquire, Miami
Fernando A. Arias, Arias Fábrega Fábrega, Panama

Enforcing of Arbitration Awards In Florida: What do the Stats Show?
Moderator: Daniel E. González, Hogan Lovells LLP, Miami
Panel: Hon. Juan Ramírez, Jr., JAMS, Miami
Magistrate Judge Ted Bandstra, JAMS, Miami
Frederico Straube, President of Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC), São Paulo, Brazil
Ricardo H. Puente, Concepción Martinez & Bellido, Coral Gables

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: Latest Trends and New Developments
Moderator: Edward H. Davis, Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman P.A., Miami
Panel: Colette Wilkins, Walkers Global, Cayman Islands
Luis Alfredo Barragán, Brigard & Urrutia, Bogotá, Colombia
Sandra González, FERRERE, Uruguay
Rodrigo Callejas A., Carrillo y Asociados, Guatemala

Taking Evidence in International Disputes: Have We Gone Too Far?
Moderator: Edward M. Mullins, Astigarraga Davis Mullins & Grossman P.A., Miami
Panel: José M. Ferrer, Bilzin Sumberg, Miami
Alvin F. Lindsay, Hogan Lovells, Miami
Andrew C. Lourie, Kobre & Kim, Miami

12:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Avoiding Pitfalls When Using Documents in Foreign Proceedings: Civil Notaries, Consularization, and More
Moderator: Manuel A. Goméz, FIU College of Law, Miami
Panel: Marcelo A. Muriel, Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados – São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio M. Barbuto, Tozzini Freire – São Paulo, Brazil
Cynthia Werthein, Notary – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marisol T. Ellis, Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán, Panama

The New Wave of Investor-State Claims: Arbitration Under Concession Agreements, Special Regulatory Regimes and Different Institutional Rules
Moderator: Erika Serran Toussaint, King & Spalding LLP, Houston
Panel: José-Manuel García Represa, Dechert LLP, Paris, France
C. Ryan Reetz, DLA Piper (US) LLP, Miami
Marcos Peña, Jiménez Cruz Peña, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Recent Developments in Ethical Restrictions on International Practice: Where are We and Where Should We Go?
Moderator: Hendrik G. Milne, Aballí Milne Kalil P.A, Miami
Panel: Carolyn B. Lamm, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
John H. Rooney, John H. Rooney, Jr., P.A., Miami
Robert J. Kuntz, Jr., Devin Goodman Rasco & Wells P.A., Miami

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
ILAC Closing Reception and Vis Pre-Moot Opening


To register for the live Webcast, please print and complete the registration form then send with payment by mail or fax. Call The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at (800) 342-8060 ext. 5831 with any questions.

AUDIO WEB CAST CONNECTION: Live audio web cast attendees receive course materials and audio via the Internet. Connection instructions will be e-mailed 2 days prior to scheduled course; or contact The Florida Bar Order Entry Department at 850-561-5831 for instructions 2 days prior to the event.

Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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