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peter lederer August 10, 2021

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This week began with the very sad news that Peter Lederer died of a heart attack (see John Flood). Peter was a long standing friend to the University of Miami School of Law, and during the pandemic we got to see him even during the periods when he wasn’t actually in Miami, thanks to zoom.
He contributed to the Law School in so many ways, as a member of our visiting committee, as a participant in LWOW, as a willing speaker in classes (he spoke about cross-border practice of law in one of my classes and talked about structuring multinational business firms to avoid partnership liability a number of times in my BA class). In the cross-border practice class (which I don’t currently teach) he was one of a number of very successful speakers who described the evolution of their lives and careers in terms of chance. But like others I have known he had an adventurous spirit and put himself in a position to benefit from opportunities. He had an endlessly inquiring mind and was a warm, kind and lovely person. I will miss him.

comments on carbon border tax proposals July 30, 2021

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international arbitration in the us and the americas: webinar next week April 16, 2021

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Beginning at 11.00pm EDT on April 21 we will have the first segment of a two part Japan-U.S./Miami Exchange Webinar. The first webinar in the series will provide an introduction to international arbitration in the U.S. and more broadly in the Americas. During the first part of the webinar, a panel of international arbitration specialists will provide an overview of the U.S. legal system and the legal framework for international arbitration in the U.S. and the Americas. Sandra Friedrich of UM Law will moderate a discussion between Matthew N. Drossos, Partner, White & Case, Washington, D.C., Daniel E. González, Partner, Hogan Lovells, Miami, FL, Katharine Menendez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight, Miami, FL, and Richard L. Williamson, Jr., Professor of Law Emeritus, University of Miami School of Law. The webinar is jointly organized by the University of Miami School of Law, the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS),the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA) and the Japan International Dispute Resolution Centre (JIDRC). You can register for the webinar here.

international law and covid-19 day 1 April 13, 2021

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Here is the recording. It was an excellent event. Part 2 is on Friday.

international law and covid-19 symposium at um law March 15, 2021

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We are having a zoom webinar on April 12, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST and on April 16, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. EST. Details and registration here.

froomkin and froomkin on fixing the senate March 9, 2021

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Highly recommended by Legal Theory Blog.

sec establishes an enforcement task force for climate and esg issues March 5, 2021

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The announcement is here.

sec has a senior policy advisor for climate and esg February 2, 2021

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From the announcement:

Satyam Khanna will serve as Senior Policy Advisor for Climate and ESG in the office of Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee. In this new role, Mr. Khanna will advise the agency on environmental, social, and governance matters and advance related new initiatives across its offices and divisions.

game stop deja vu January 28, 2021

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Fascinating to read the coverage of the clash between short sellers and others over GameStop, and the calls for regulators to address the issue of divergence between the performance of stock markets and the real economy.I have my first International Finance class today and (though this story is essentially, at least on the surface) an American story, I am going to spend some time on this story. The idea that market participants want to push, that what they are doing is legitimate trading, and what the redditers are doing is inappropriate gambling/trading for entertainment is not new. About 20 years ago I wrote about similar discussions prompted by the rise of day traders: Disorderly Conduct: Day Traders and the Ideology of “Fair and Orderly Markets,” 26 J. Corp. L 63 (2000).

miami law: new concentration on business compliance and sustainability October 28, 2020

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Details here.