DATES: APR 30 - MAY 4, 2018
   
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar follows an integrated approach by focusing on enhancing expertise in drafting contracts and strengthening negotiation skills. To emphasize practical learning, the seminar provides opportunities to engage in various drafting and negotiation exercises, developed by experts in the field. This seminar is designed for both lawyers who will be drafting and negotiating contracts for their clients and for officials who will be negotiating, drafting, and implementing contracts.

Course Outline

 

  • Overview of contract law, including purchase orders, requests for proposals, contract formation and contract interpretation; Professional agreements versus construction contracts; Contract pricing and scope; Review of standard language including insurance requirements, indemnification, liquidated damages, third-party rights, suspension and termination
  • Discussion of dispute resolution, including arbitration versus litigation, jurisdiction, choice of law, and remedies
  • Analysis of approaches to negotiation
  • Analysis of positions, interests, options and developing techniques and skills
  • Exploration of power and cultural dynamics • Examination of how to deal with difficult negotiators and overcoming impasse.

 

Course Advisor

Gail Kelley is a professional engineer as well as a practicing attorney. Her practice focuses on drafting and negotiation of construction contracts and design agreements for both public and private projects, with a specific focus on review and negotiation of design agreements and financing documents for insurability concerns. She also participates in the negotiation of settlement agreements. Ms. Kelley has over 30 years of experience in all aspect of design, construction and development. She has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Construction Management from MIT, and a JD from Washington College of Law. She is the author of “Construction Law: An Introduction for Engineers, Architects and Contractors”.

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiation, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 30 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M degree in Labor Law from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from the George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.

 

DATES: JUL 30 - AUG 3, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Countries and legal systems may vary, but the qualities of a fair and effective trial judge remain consistent.  During this one-week seminar, participants will explore a variety of methods and techniques employed by judges to ensure they operate at their best throughout their careers.  In addition to lectures and in-class discussion, participants will visit, when appropriate, local federal and state courts and legal institutions to further their understanding of this complex topic. Read more...

 

Course Outline

 

  • The role of impartiality in justice
  • A judicial perspective on court and case management
  • Managing relationships between judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and administrative staff
  • The delicate relationship between the courts, the media, and the public
  • Effective communication strategies including courtroom management and drafting decisions
  • Managing procedure both in and out of the courtroom
  • Mitigating and managing potential conflicts of interest
  • Judicial and legal ethics and the role of the judge in legal discipline

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is Director of the International Judicial Academy, the International Law Institute’s judicial and court center.  He founded and presided over the IJA before it became affiliated with the ILI.  Before founding the IJA in 1999, Mr. Apple was a senior staff member at the Federal Judicial Center where he was in charge of the Center’s office responsible for international programs and promoting good relations between state and federal courts.  At both the Center and the IJA, Mr. Apple has conducted over 200 seminars and other educational programs for judges and court offices on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics relating to the functioning of modern court systems.  Before joining the Federal Judicial Center he was a practicing attorney for 25 years specializing in the trial of civil cases.

 

 

 

DATES: APR 2-13, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950   
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview


This seminar explores the key steps to creating bankable power projects, with a focus on renewable energy. This seminar will be held concurrently and share some sessions with the “Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing” seminar.  Read more...

 
Course Outline

 

Introduction to the Power/Renewable Energy Market and Technologies; Current Trends and Developments.

 

Project Lifecycle

  • Project assessment, identification and preparation
  • Project development context

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Source of Funding

  • External Assistance and multilateral development agencies
  • Project finance

Financing and Approval

  • Public or private ownership
  • Role of PPP laws and regulations

 

Risk Analysis

  • Country
  • Financial
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Technical and project specific

 

Sustainability

  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) considerations

 

Power Sector Fundamentals

  • Power purchase agreements
  • Tariffs
  • Procurement issues; Auctions
  • Interconnection and permitting
  • Power financing

 

Specific Issues for Renewable Energy Project

 


Course Advisors

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: APR 2-13, 2018    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $3950   
       

 

 

  

  

 

Overview

The key to profitable and sustainable development is the selection of viable projects and effective project preparation and financing has become even more critical in recent years. To that end, this seminar focuses on providing the knowledge and skills required to develop an idea into a bankable project ready for financing and implementation.

Through lectures, case studies, and individual and group exercises, participants will have the opportunity to experience what makes projects successful. Participants are also encouraged to bring an example of a project to contribute to class discussions.

Course Outline

Project Identification and Preparation

  • Meaning & requirements

Project Development Context

  • Why this project?
  • Investment programming in the public sector
  • Project approach to investment
  • Economic viability vs. commercial viability

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Financing and Approval

External Assistance and Multilateral Development Agencies

Sustainability and Lessons Learned

  • Risk analysis
  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental considerations 

Course Advisors

Gopi Puri - After working in the Indian Steel industry for 17 years, Gopi Puri joined the World Bank, where he directed seminars at the World Bank Institute. Mr. Puri also worked for many years appraising investment proposals at the International Finance Corporation. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.

Mehdi Al-Bazzaz has decades of experience as an economic practitioner, and instructor on development issues and practices, including the design and analysis of programs in many developing countries. He has a graduate degree from London University and has worked at the Iraq Ministry of Planning, the World Bank Institute, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, and Loyola University of Chicago.

Jack Upper is a Senior Advisor at ILI, a former World Bank Division Chief in the Europe Middle East Region and Ford Motor Company Financial Analyst. Mr. Upper holds degrees from Yale University and the University of Michigan.

 

DATES: MARCH 26 - MARCH 30, 2018      
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
         
TUITION: $1995      
         

 

 

 

 



Overview

 

This highly interactive seminar focuses on the development of effective negotiation skills, styles, and strategies, with special emphasis on multilateral negotiation with and within international organizations and companies. Through in-depth analysis of theory and practice with exercises and simulated negotiations, participants will gain the necessary skills to become confident negotiators, overcome impasse in the negotiation process, and utilize strategic tactics to further their own positions and interests. Officials and practitioners from developing countries, who have been confronted by the challenges of negotiating with their domestic and international counterparts as well as international development institutions, would find this seminar highly beneficial.

 

Course Outline

  • Negotiation and conflict styles
  • Approaches to negotiation
  • Preparing for negotiation
  • Process and key stages of negotiation
  • Analyzing positions, interests, options, and more
  • Techniques and skills
  • Exploring power and cultural dynamics
  • Overcoming impasse
  • Dealing with difficult negotiators
  • Multilateral negotiation in international organizations and companies

Course Advisor

Gerhard Botha is Director of Programs at ILI. Previously, he worked for the World Bank as a senior sector specialist in legal and judicial reform and private and financial sector development. Mr. Botha specialized in labour/employment law and relations, conflict resolution and negotiations, both in private practice and within a large corporate environment in Southern Africa. He has over 25 years experience in legal and labour relations practice, and in international development. Mr. Botha holds B.A. and LL.B degrees from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, an LL.M in Labour Law, from the University of South Africa and an LL.M focusing on labour/ employment law and Alternate Dispute Resolution, from The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC.