DATES: OCT 21 - NOV 1, 2019    
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
TUITION: $3950    











This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Natural Gas Development: Overview and Policy Considerations; and Natural Gas Development: Contracts and Legal Considerations. Participants in this course will receive two certificates indicating completion of each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two descriptions above or in the ILI Brochure. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.


Course Advisors

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser to companies and governments on energy projects (including upstream, gas processing and power projects) as well as on infrastructure projects – mainly, in the Middle East and Africa, and related JV transactions. Previously, Mrs. Sabahi practiced for 15 years in major international law firms in Washington, DC, including as Partner at Dentons. Mrs. Sabahi is Director and Vice President for Model Contracts at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in Houston, TX, where she leads the development of the next generation of model contracts for the industry. Mrs. Sabahi is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. (District of Columbia and New York) and England and Wales.

Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects. He has conducted business in more than 60 countries on 6 continents

Mr. James English is a Partner in the Houston, TX office of Lewis Brisbois, one of the ten largest law firms in the world with over 50 offices around the United States. Previously Mr. English worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has worked on natural gas projects on six continents. In Africa Mr. English has worked with both Mozambique LNG and gas sales/commercialization in West Africa. In Asia Mr. English is currently assisting a trading operation selling LNG on a spot basis into multiple receiving terminals in China. In North America he has worked on gas projects in the Permian, the DJ Basin, the Barnett, and Trinidad. Mr. English has also worked extensively on natural gas projects in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a co-chair of the AIPN LNG SPA drafting committee and actively practices in the areas of upstream natural gas agreements, midstream agreements, natural gas marketing, and LNG marketing.