Miami Partner C. Ryan Reetz was installed Dec. 13 as the incoming chairman of the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS). Reetz previously served as the society’s chair-elect for 2016.

MIAS was founded in 2008 in order to promote the use of international arbitration and mediation and the selection of Miami as the situs for international arbitration proceedings related to the resolution of transborder commercial and investment disputes. The society works to maintain and enhance the extensive infrastructure developed to encourage international arbitration in Miami by supporting appropriate legislation, relevant academic programs at area universities, local international arbitration conferences, and providing training and legal updates to its members.

Managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Miami office, Reetz represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. His international disputes practice focuses on cases involving one or more foreign companies, persons or governments, as well as disputes involving other interests of foreign countries, such as enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, international discovery and service of process abroad. His practice also includes class actions, complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to acting as counsel, he has served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes.

Reetz frequently writes and lectures on arbitration and litigation topics. He teaches transnational civil litigation and arbitration as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law and taught the same subject at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010.

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