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Upcoming Seminars:
CROSS-BORDER INSOLVENCY: IMPACT AND STRATEGIES
September 28 - October 2 - Live Online

Inadequate cross-border insolvency policies negatively impact a country's financial and institutional stress and security. It inhibits foreign direct investment; burdens judicial systems; leads to asset outflow; and increases recovery time of financial downturns. Comprehensive legal frameworks that target domestic and international proceedings can counteract these consequences and attract investments and minimize lending risks. This one-week seminar on advanced cross-border insolvency will compare insolvency regimes, analyze model laws, discuss domestic needs and limitations, and introduce the latest developments in the field. Through this course, participants will be able to consider current and potential reforms addressing their country's bankruptcy policies.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Core Principles for Insolvency;
  • Impact of Inadequate Domestic and Cross-Border Insolvency Laws;
  • Relationship between Domestic and Cross-Border Insolvency Laws;
  • Review of Cross-Border Insolvency Regimes;
  • Discussions on Specific Provisions and Their Impacts
  • Treatment of assets upon commencement;
  • Conduct of insolvency proceedings: domestic and cross-border (cross-jurisdictional asset recovery);
  • Cooperation and coordination;
  • Conclusion, discharge and closure of Insolvency Proceedings;
  • Program will be infused with case studies and updates on international bankruptcy policies.
 

 
 

CORPORATE REORGANIZATION WITH CROSS BORDER IMPLICATIONS
October 6-7 - - Live Online

Due the economic impact of COVID, the world is witnessing its largest number of bankruptcies and corporate restructuring. The rise and importance of corporate reorganizations and debt restructuring to save domestic industries and commercial enterprises is of critical importance to see ventures through this temporal economic contraction, until a time when normalcy returns. Many of these bankruptcies and voluntary restructuring cases involve, and are sometimes complicated, by cross jurisdictional considerations. This program is designed for a global client base consisting primarily of foreign government officials, legal practitioners, court officials, chambers of commerce, and other commercial interests. Faculty will consist of subject matter experts from the following jurisdictions: US, EU, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Russia, and Africa.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Review the basic legal framework of their country's domestic commercial reorganization laws and protocols;
  • Comment on the impact and policy changes due to COVID (if any);
  • Discuss observations and trends of new cases being filed;
  • Reorganization strategies which may be resultant of the COVID impact;


  • Discuss their country's domestic laws and policies related to accommodating Cross Border/Foreign Proceedings;
  • Issues such as jurisdictional control, recognition or veto of reorganizational plans approved in a foreign jurisdiction, country agreements including treaties, investor rights, granting authorities and trusteeship, observations or strategies to save firms, case studies;
  • Questions and comments with other presenters and audience.

 
 
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ABOUT THE ILI

 

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution. ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations.

ILI participants are exposed to the best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 39,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

 

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DATES: OCT 6 - 7, 2020 
 
         
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TUITION: $500
 
 
       

 

Overview

Due the economic impact of COVID, the world is witnessing its largest number of bankruptcies and corporate restructuring. The rise and importance of corporate reorganizations and debt restructuring to save domestic industries and commercial enterprises is of critical importance to see ventures through this temporal economic contraction, until a time when normalcy returns. Many of these bankruptcies and voluntary restructuring cases involve, and are sometimes complicated, by cross jurisdictional considerations. This program is designed for a global client base consisting primarily of foreign government officials, legal practitioners, court officials, chambers of commerce, and other commercial interests.

Faculty will consist of subject matter experts from the following jurisdictions: US, EU, China, Mexico, Brazil, India, Russia, and Africa.

 

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 2 live on-Line sessions via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 4.5 hours and will start at 8:30am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the class to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

 

Course Outline

  • Review the basic legal framework of their country's domestic commercial reorganization laws and protocols;
  • Comment on the impact and policy changes due to COVID (if any);
  • Discuss observations and trends of new cases being filed;
  • Reorganization strategies which may be resultant of the COVID impact;
  • Discuss their country's domestic laws and policies related to accommodating Cross Border/Foreign Proceedings;
  • Issues such as jurisdictional control, recognition or veto of reorganizational plans approved in a foreign jurisdiction, country agreements including treaties, investor rights, granting authorities and trusteeship, observations or strategies to save firms, case studies;
  • Questions and comments with other presenters and audience.

 

 

DATES: SEP 29 - 30, 2020 
 
         
VENUE: LIVE ONLINE COURSE      
       
TUITION: $500
 
 
       

 

Overview

This 2-day practical seminar aims to equip the participants with the right set of skills to confidently adapt to the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) environment by adopting a highly interactive and hands-on experience of utilizing new ODR tools, technologies and approaches in dispute resolution.

 

Format

The seminar will be delivered through 2 live on-Line sessions via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will start at 8:30am Washington DC time (Eastern Standard Time). We expect the class to be highly interactive and will include presentations, case studies and exercises.

 

Course Outline

  • Evolving challenges in ODR and strategies to overcome them
  • Understanding the origins of online dispute resolution (ODR) and its relationship to ADR
  • How ODR relates to intercultural/international issues
  • Trust building and ODR
  • Application of online tools in a traditional mediation context
  • Mediation techniques in sample platforms through simulations
  • Key ODR Practitioner skills (e.g. technology management, summarizing, balancing power differentials)
  • Managing party expectations and encouraging participation

 

DAY 1

TOPIC

DETAILS

(40mins)

Introduction to Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).

  •  Background of ODR
  •  Defining ODR
  •  ODR vs ADR vs Litigation
  • ODR communication types

    - Synchronous (e.g. video, audio, text chat, simultaneous collaboration)
    - Asynchronous (e.g. discussion forums, email)
  • UNCITRAL Technical Notes on ODR 2017

    - Ensuring ongoing quality in ODR (feedback, credentialing, and regulation)
    - Privacy, security, data protection, and legal issues in ODR
  • Ethical Principles in ODR

(30mins)

Introduction to Online Mediation.

  • Defining Online Mediation
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Online Mediation
  • Considerations: Offline vs Online
  • Online Mediation Ethics
  •  Singapore Convention on Mediation Assessing different tools/platforms

-  Olé! Online Dispute Analysis Tool

(45hr)

 

Practical Aspects of Online Mediation

 

  • Mediation session Scheduling and timing
  • Before Mediation Begins
  • Mediator’s Opening Statement: Setting Ground Rules to accommodate online   environment
  • Conducting Joint sessions
  • Virtual Breakout Rooms/ Caucuses
  • Switching Rooms
  • Other Functionalities: screen sharing, whiteboards, waiting room and breakout rooms
  • Security considerations
  • Testing & Backup Plans

(30MINS)
ZOOM ROLE PLAY
DEMONSTRATION

 VIRTUAL COFFEE BREAK

(1hr)

 

 

Mediator’s Skills & Techniques

  • Online Mediation Core Competence Skills
  • Online Active listening
  • Non-Verbal Cues/Body language
  • Empathy in ODR
  • Building trust online
  • Issues of confidentiality
  • Online drafting of the MSA
  • Electronic Signatures
  • Ending the Mediation/Post Mediation

ROLE PLAY EXERCISE

DAY 2

 

(1hr)

Online Arbitration

  • Defining Online/ Virtual Arbitration
    • Documents-only arbitration (e-filing)
    • Semi-Virtual arbitrations
  • Preliminary Considerations, Logistics and Preparatory Arrangements
  • Security and Privacy Considerations
  • Cyber Protocol, Infrastructure and Technical Standard
  • Comparison of Protocols and Guidelines
  • Party Participation

(1hr)

Practical Issues in Virtual Arbitration Proceedings

  • Preparing for and conducting virtual arbitration
  • Adopting virtual Procedural Order/Directives
  • Evidence and Document Production (witness, experts, documents, observers, interpreters, recording, etc.)
  • Recording of evidence

(1hr)

Issues relevant to the Conduct of Virtual Hearings

  • Due Process
  • Tools and Functionalities:
  • Virtual breakout rooms, the ability to share screen views with other participants, separate audio channels for use by translators, messaging functions, and document sharing functions
  • Virtual Cross Examination
  • Tribunal dynamics in a virtual setting – deliberations

(30mins)

Future considerations

  • E-discovery
  • E-awards
  • E-enforcements

 

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Course Advisor:

Madeline Kimei is the Founder & Principal Director of iResolve Limited, a boutique corporate, arbitration and dispute resolution firm base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. She has acted as counsel, party-appointed arbitrator, commercial mediator and arbitral secretary in both domestic & international arbitration cases.

She is the current President of Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) and Chairperson of the Africa-Asia Mediation Association (AAMA). She serves as a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for Tanzania, the ICC Africa Commission, the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; a newly appointed member of the IBA Africa Arbitration Network, a member of the Pledge Africa Sub-Committee, a member of the Caspian Arbitration Society and also a faculty member of the Bangladesh International Mediation Society, and is a Regional Director of the Centre for International Alternative Dispute Resolution (CIADr). Ms. Kimei is also a Fellow of the World Mediation Organization and Representative of ADR Point for Tanzania.

As an independent neutral, she currently serves on the panels of SHIAC, Caspian Arbitration Society, Tanzania Institute of Arbitrators (TIArb) and the National Construction Council (NCC). She also takes on the role of an arbitral secretary in complex arbitration cases and legal transcriber.

She has worn various hats and has served as member of the editorial board of the Tanganyika Law Reports and was a member on the Governing Council of the Tanganyika Law Society 2017-18.

As an ADR and ODR enthusiast dedicated to international and social activities. She has presented in ADR-related conferences both locally and internationally and is an experienced trainer in arbitration, ADR and ODR for tailored programs to private and public organizations; public seminars and. She writes and publishes in the area of dispute resolution.

In 2019 she was awarded the Top 50 Women in Management Award in Tanzania and was a finalist for the Innovation in Arbitration, Africa Arbitration Awards (EAIAC). Recently, Ms. Kimei was awarded Top 50 Most Promising Young Arbitration Practitioner’s Award 2020 and is most recently awarded the Africa Arbitration Awards, Young Arbitration Practitioner 2020.

Ms. Kimei is a renowned Africa -based legal industry futurist adopting tech- legal solutions such as iResolve™, an ODR system launched in 2015 aimed at realizing her ambition to provide innovative delivery of legal solutions. She describes the next generation as “smart dispute resolvers” and offers tailored trainings under the ILI Washington on ODR, online mediation and virtual arbitration practical courses to various institutions.

 

 
 

Dear Colleague,

We know that the best training experience is in-person. We understand we must be apart during these challenging times. We are committed to maintaining ILI's training excellence during this difficult time and have moved many of our training programs - including new, highly-relevant courses - online during the months of July and August.

Online training programs are live and interactive, much like our well-known, in-person offerings. Understanding that the ILI Advantage is best experienced in-person but learning needs to take place now, we are offering the following: if you attend an ILI online course during 2020, you will receive a scholarship to attend a future, in-person or online training course of equal value between now and December 2023.

Remote learning, if you are unable to attend an in-person training program in Washington, DC, the ILI is prepared to make arrangements for your remote, real-time participation in our training seminars. ILI is committed to providing each participant with the very best training experiences, we stand ready to assist you in developing a plan to attend our training programs without having to travel. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options.

ILI has updated many of our fundamental courses to deal with crisis. For example, International Public Procurement will have more emphasis on emergency procurement, and Contract Administration will cover more on Force Majeure. In addition, we have created the ILI COVID-19 Webinar Series, this is a series of free webinars lead by ILI experts to address specialized angles on how to deal with the COVID crisis. This can be found at ILI COVID-19 Webinars.



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International Law Institute

 

 
 

Upcoming Seminars:
LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Septeember 21-25 - Live Online

This seminar focuses on skills necessary to sustain a modern legislature. Elected officials and legislative staff at the National, State, and International level are ideal candidates for this seminar. Legislatures work under constant pressure to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing and complex environment. Working in this environment requires close attention to how the process is managed and how the institutions function. The focus of this seminar will be organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Role of Legislative Staff
  • Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
  • Review of unicameral and bicameral structures
  • How to work with leadership offices and through committees
  • How can the legislative branch have a more productive relationship with the executive branch?
  • Budgeting, staffing and training
  • Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state; e.g. research, legislative drafting, committees, administration and members' offices

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 
 

WORKSHOP ON LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING
October 5-16 - - Live Online

This seminar stresses learning by doing. Participants will convert specific legislative proposals into the drafting of bills. Instruction will include the basics in drafting common statutory provisions. The United States legislative process will be introduced as a case study.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Legislative Drafting Principles and Analysis
  • Elements of Legislative Drafting: Rules and Exercises
  • Hands-On Drafting of Legislation
  • Drafting Common Legislative Provisions
  • Legislative Process

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
 
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ABOUT THE ILI

 

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution. ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations.

ILI participants are exposed to the best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 39,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

 

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Dear Colleague,

We know that the best training experience is in-person. We understand we must be apart during these challenging times. We are committed to maintaining ILI's training excellence during this difficult time and have moved many of our training programs - including new, highly-relevant courses - online during the months of July and August.

Online training programs are live and interactive, much like our well-known, in-person offerings. Understanding that the ILI Advantage is best experienced in-person but learning needs to take place now, we are offering the following: if you attend an ILI online course during 2020, you will receive a scholarship to attend a future, in-person training course of equal value between now and December 2023.

Remote learning, if you are unable to attend an in-person training program in Washington, DC, the ILI is prepared to make arrangements for your remote, real-time participation in our training seminars. ILI is committed to providing each participant with the very best training experiences, we stand ready to assist you in developing a plan to attend our training programs without having to travel. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options.

ILI has updated many of our fundamental courses to deal with crisis. For example, International Public Procurement will have more emphasis on emergency procurement, and Contract Administration will cover more on Force Majeure. In addition, we have created the ILI COVID-19 Webinar Series, this is a series of free webinars lead by ILI experts to address specialized angles on how to deal with the COVID crisis. This can be found at ILI COVID-19 Webinars.



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Kim C. Phan
Executive Director

International Law Institute

 

 

Upcoming Seminars:
MULTILATERAL AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENT
November 30 - December 4 - On-Line

The seminar will cover the basic GATT and WTO rules, and examine the implications of the massive growth of Regional Trade Agreements. The course is designed to help governments and enterprises to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by multilateral and regional trade agreements, as well as to deal with their challenges. It will be taught by present and former senior government officials, leading academics and practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Creation and operation of the WTO
  • WTO rules governing trade in goods, services and intellectual property
  • WTO dispute settlement
  • GATT and GATS provisions authorizing RTAs
  • The pros and cons of RTAs
  • The growth of "Megaregionals"
  • Dispute settlement in RTAs
  • Investment
  • Non-traditional issues – environment, labor, digital trade, etc.
  • The impact of COVID-19 pandemic on trade

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 
 

Upcoming Seminars:
THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT & OTHER IMPORTANT CUSTOMS ISSUES; NEGOTIATION OF TRADE AGREEMENTS
December 7-11 - On-Line

The course is designed as a practical course that will assist trade officials in their work and provide hands-on advice on implementation of the TFA, as well as to deal with its challenges. It will be taught by present and former senior government officials, leading academics and practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations.

The course will also spend time on the negotiation of trade agreements. It will discuss the need for careful preparation, including detailed interaction with the stakeholders, and techniques for achieving the best possible outcome. It will include a simulated negotiation.

   
   

Key Topics:

  • Functions of Customs Authorities
  • Duty Assessment
  • Classification
  • Valuation
  • Rules of Origin
  • Import Licensing
  • The Trade Facilitation Agreement
    • Background and rationale
    • Overview of the Agreement
    • Current US Trade Policy
    • Implementation – categorization of requirements
    • Key issues

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 
 
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ABOUT THE ILI

 

The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution. ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations.

ILI participants are exposed to the best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 39,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

International Law Institute

Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
www.ili.org

 

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