Quinn Smith Again Named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers

For the second year in a row, Quinn Smith was included as a Rising Star in the category of International Law. Super Lawyers uses a peer ranking system to select the members of its list. Click here for more information.

Mauricio Gomm to Speak at Prestigious Event in São Paulo

Joining two past and current members of the Brazilian Supreme Court, Mauricio Gomm spoke alongside meaning of the leading lights in the Brazilian arbitration community at a seminar entitled “International Seminar on Arbitration: Internationalization of the Chamber of Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration of CIESP/FIESP.” The event took place on May 27, 2013, at the Center for Industry of the State of São Paulo, one of the leading business groups in Brazil. For a list of speakers, the program is available here.




Katherine Sanoja Helps Lead Fight Against Anti-Shariah Law Bill

Teaming up with the Legislative Committee of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, Katherine was one of the lead authors of the white paper opposing SB 58, which was an adaptation of a paper Katherine will publish in the FIU Law Review. The proposal created national attention, and its defeat was a top priority of many international trade and religious groups. The bill died in the Florida Senate on the last day of the legislative session.



Diego Gosis Addresses the NML Capital Case on CNN

Appearing again on CNN en Español, Diego Gosis discussed the oral arguments in the Second Circuit on the NML Capital case and the implications for debt restructuring throughout the world. The full interview is here

Mauricio Gomm Speaks on Panel for Arbitration Experts Convened by the OAS

As part of its initiative to promote international arbitration in the Americas, the Organization of American States (OAS) brought together experts from throughout the region for a private event aimed at capacity building for the judiciary in relation to international arbitration and the treaties ratified by OAS member states. The OAS invited one representative from the various member states, and Mauricio Gomm was invited to represent Brazil. More information is available on the OAS website

Quinn Smith to Chair 11th Annual ILAC

Continuing our longstanding support of the ILAC and the ILS, Quinn Smith will chair the ILAC, taking place on March 1, 2013. Registration is available online here, and the program is available here . In addition to many timely and informative programs, the event will include the unveiling of the results of research into every case involving recognition and enforcement of arbitration awards in the Southern District of Florida. The event is not one to miss.

Diego Gosis Quoted in GAR on Capacity Building for Developing States

“It’s the kind of capacity-building exercise that any proponent of the international investment treaty system should support,” states Diego Gosis, continuing on to explain the importance of training developing states and their instrumentalities in the workings of investment arbitration. Diego will be speaking at the first North American event hosted by Africa International Legal Awareness, a UK non-profit that works to train African governments on treaty arbitration. The other speaker is Meg Kinnear, the Secretary General of ICSID. The full GAR article is available here.

Diego Gosis Appears on CNN en Español

Contacted to help explain the recent demand filed by Repsol against Argentina, Diego Gosis recently appeared on CNN en Español. The interview draws on his experience representing Argentina and otherwise arguing numerous ICSID cases. The full interview can be found here.

Mauricio Gomm to Speak at Distinguished Seminar in Brasilia

Upon invitation from Brazil’s highest commercial court, Mauricio Gomm will be speaking on December 3rd in Brasília at an event organized to discuss the role of the Brazilian judiciary in analyzing international arbitration cases. The event will feature many of the leader authorities in Brazil, including sitting members of the judiciary and government officials. Invitations are limited and more information is available here.




SILC Welcomes Two New Associates

Continuing recent growth, SILC has added two new associates. Kristin Drecktrah and Katherine Sanoja bring sterling academic records and strong language skills. Kristin’s profile is here, and Katherine’s profile is here.

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