The International Law Institute (ILI) is pleased to present a new two-week seminar on Project Development for Power and Renewable Energy that will take place in Washington, D.C. from April 2nd – 13th, 2018. This seminar will explore renewable energy under the umbrella of creating bankable projects in the power sector. Don De Amicis, a longtime advisor at the International Law Institute, will serve as Course Advisor.

For many years, the opportunity cost of renewable energy was not considered because the cost of fossil fuels in the atmosphere was accepted as a necessary cost. Power is essential, especially in countries with emerging economies, and renewable energy sources are frequently considered cost-prohibitive despite their benefits. However, the reliance on fossil fuels for power generation is now abating. In 2015, the signatory countries of the Paris Climate Agreement pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions thereby committing themselves to diversifying their power sources. Mr. De Amicis believes there is a clear interest and need for renewable energy generation in developing countries, and that feasible projects require thoughtful planning and coordination.

Professor De Amicis points out, “Capacity building is important at all levels within the government but also among civil society groups, advisors, and the private business. There are many countries that are still unfamiliar with renewable energy technologies and the issues they introduce into the generation, transmission and distribution of power.”

In December, 2017, the World Bank announced at the One Planet summit and on the two-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement that it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects beginning in 2019. Fortunately, renewable technologies have matured and the private sector has taken a more active role in developing and financing renewable projects. In combining a public need for energy with private entities, he believes that partnerships between the public and private sectors will become more important in the future.

“There’s a need for careful project preparation of these independent power projects. The relationship between these projects and a nation’s public-private partnership laws are important and must be carefully designed and implemented. The roles of the various government ministries need to be highly coordinated for projects to become effective. To be successful, the public and private sectors must understand the risk profile of projects, and the steps necessary to mitigate such risks.  A great deal of capacity building is required in the area of risk identification and mitigation.”

Prof. De Amicis has structured the seminar to be highly interactive, combining lectures with discussions and presentations by participants on projects they have worked on in the past. This seminar will also share some sessions with the Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing seminar that runs concurrently.

Don De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Professor De Amicis was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

By Jillian Skonieczka


For more information on:   Project Development for Power and Renewable Energy

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DATES: OCT 22 - NOV 2, 2018    
       
TUITION: $3950   
       

 

 

 


Overview

The course focuses on providing the knowledge and skills necessary to administering and managing a contract. The course also will discuss and examine FIDIC Contracts, which are increasingly being used by international construction agencies and Multilateral Development Banks, including the World Bank. In a time when contracts awarded by government and commercial entities are increasingly complex and involve sophisticated technology, a firm understanding of contract administration and management is vital to success. Through lectures, discussions and case studies, the course will examine contracts in the award and performance phases from the purchasers' and contractors' viewpoints.

The seminar is intended for project managers, contract managers, professionals from government ministries and agencies, consulting professionals, legal advisors, and all involved in the implementation and management of a contract.

Course Outline

Managing the Contract

  • Types, forms, and terms of contracts (including Donor Contracts)
  • Procurement
  • Concepts and principles of contract law
  • Key legal definitions and terms
  • FIDIC and other types of contracts
  • Contract price and payments

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiation objectives
  • How to negotiate

Contract Administration

  • Roles, responsibilities and authorities
  • Communications and teamwork
  • Monitoring contracts
  • Administering consulting contracts
  • Filing records and audits
  • Payment schedules
  • Cost control
  • Changes to the contract requirements

Managing Contractor Performance

  • Reporting
  • Issue management
  • Poor performance
  • Managing quality assurance of deliverables
  • Performance evaluation
  • Performance incentives

Performance and Scheduling Management

  • Baseline tracking
  • Integrated change control
  • Management of quality assurance and non-compliance
  • Risk and issue management
  • Management handover and contract closure
  • Documentation management

Claims Management

  • Understanding claims and why they arise
  • How to process and assess a claim
  • Dispute mechanisms in the contract
  • Dispute mechanisms under FIDIC
  • Managing arbitration
  • Dispute resolution

Course Advisor

Don De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.

 

DATES: JUN 18-22, 2018    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

Overview 

Financial assessments of proposed projects have become necessary for countries considering PPPs for infrastructure projects. These assessments are essential to attracting private investors. This is particularly important for countries with substantial needs in infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion. The workshop primarily focuses on two financial models: graphical and numerical, which have proven quite successful for preliminary financial evaluations when detailed data and financial arrangements are not yet fully defined.

This seminar provides a review of essential concepts and available toolkits, case studies, hands-on conceptual and numerical exercises, attendees of the ILI course on Financial and Risk Analysis of projects will deepen their understanding on the key principles behind PPPs (also known as P3s), alternative delivery methods, financial and risk assessments, and the role they can play in improving service quality, addressing O&M challenges, and delivering essential infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, water, wastewater, building) projects.

* Workshop participants are encouraged to obtain, prior to the workshop, basic data available on an existing or proposed PPP project of their interest. If this is not feasible, pro forma data will be provided at the seminar.

 

Course Outline

 

Financial assessments of PPP projects

  • Toolkit’s Graphical and Numerical models
  • Exercise to assess viability of project
  • Team presentation

 

Overview of PPP options and strategies

  • Brief history
  • Key success factors
  • Applications to different forms of infrastructure (e.g., transport, energy, security, health and education)
  • Main stakeholders and their interaction

 

Policy and Planning

  • Planning, objectives and PPP policy framework
  • Laws and Contracts - Legal, legislative and contract bases for PPP

 

Implementation and Monitoring

  • Stages in PPP development from project identification to contract management

 

Course Advisor

Cesar Queiroz is an international consultant on roads and transport infrastructure. His main expertise is in public-private partnerships and road management and development. Between 1986 and 2006, he held several senior positions with the World Bank, including as Principal Highway Engineer and Highways Advisor. Prior to joining the World Bank, Cesar was the deputy director of the Brazilian Road Research Institute in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin; a M.Sc. in production engineering; and a B.Sc. in civil engineering. Cesar has published two books and more than 130 papers and articles. His recent assignments include infrastructure advisory services to over 18 countries. He is currently a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and has lectured on PPP at George Washington University since 1996, and at the International Law Institute since 2007.

 

Upcoming Seminars:
FINANCE IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
May 7-18, 2018

This seminar focuses on the fundamentals, recent developments, current important issues and trends in the body of knowledge intersecting finance and development. This seminar is designed to unlock and access commercial finance for development goals. The objective of the seminar is to assist policy makers and practitioners from emerging economies to develop skills and to better understand the financial elements of development initiatives through analysis and applications.

   

Key Topics:

  • Financial Development and Economic Growth
  • Capital Flows and Development
  • Project Finance in Public-Private Partnerships
  • Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Economic Development
  • Negotiations

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

CAPITAL MARKETS: DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
October 8-19, 2018

This course highlights the major issues and procedures relating to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks of an effective capital market and the policy environment needed to help its development. The course also includes issues related to the growing interaction of emerging markets with developed capital markets.

   

Key Topics:

  • Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework
  • Development of Capital Markets
  • Role of Participants in Capital Markets
  • Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

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DATES: APR 30 - MAY 4, 2018    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

Overview

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.

 

Course Outline

 

Impact of Inadequate Domestic and Cross-Border Insolvency Laws

  • Economic Impact
  • Cross-border investment
  • Personal liability
  • Off shoring of Cash Assets
  • Impact on Institutional and Banking [Lending and Recovery]
  • Judicial Efficiency

Review of Cross-Border Insolvency Regimes

  • UNCITRAL Model Law Provisions
  • EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings 2000
  • Other robust country-specific laws
  • Comparison of advantages and disadvantages

Discussions on Specific Provisions and Their Impacts

  • Access
  • Application and commencement
  • Eligibility and jurisdiction
  • Commencement standards and applicable laws

Treatment of assets upon commencement

  • Assets included and excluded
  • Protection and preservation of estate
  • Use and disposal
  • Post-commencement finance
  • Treatment of contracts
  • Avoidance proceedings

Stakeholders

  • Debtor
  • Insolvency representative
  • Creditors
  • Other stakeholders

Reorganization

Management of proceedings

  • Treatment of creditor claims
  • Priorities and distribution of proceeds
  • Treatment of corporate groups
  • Judicial procedure
  • Domestic
  • International

Conclusion, discharge and closure

Recognition and Enforcement of Insolvency-Related Judgments

  • Draft Model Law
  • Draft Guide to Enactment of the Model Law

Cooperation and coordination

Facilitating the cross-border insolvency of multinational enterprise groups

Impacts on

  • Judiciaries
  • Government policy / treaties
  • Lenders and commercial communities
  • Domestic and Foreign Direct Investment

Program will be infused with case studies and updates on international bankruptcy policies