The International Law Institute conducts a series of training programs annually. Programs offered in 2017 are listed below. Program content specializes in legal, economic, management, legislative and governance matters and is geared for government officials, academics, legal and other private sector professionals.

Our seminars are presented at our headquarters in Washington, D.C.

[In addition to those programs listed below, ILI conducts approximately 10 customized private programs yearly, held either in Washington, D.C. or abroad for governments, funding agencies and other organizations with special training needs and schedules.] See Special Programs

 

DATE     
               
TITLE TUITION    
NOTE
FEB 27 - MAR 3
PROCUREMENT FOR POLICY MAKERS $1995 New Program
FEB 27 - MAR 17
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT $5950
MAR 20 - MAR 24 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
$1995
MAR 27
-
MAR 31
NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
$1995
MAR 20 - MAR 31
Combined: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT & NEGOTIATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT $3950
MAR 27 - APR 7 PROJECT PREPARATION, ANALYSIS AND FINANCING  $3950  
APR 10 - APR 21 INTERNATIONAL BORROWING AND DEBT MANAGEMENT $3950
APR 17 - APR 21 INT'L BORROWING & DEBT MANAGEMENT - APPLICATIONS & RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
$1995
MAY 1 - MAY 5 UNDERSTANDING, DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS $1995 New Program
MAY 8 - MAY 12 INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FINANCE $1995 New Program
MAY 8 - MAY 19 PROJECT MANAGEMENT $3950
MAY 22 - JUN 2
ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $3950
JUN 5
- JUN 16 CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
$3950
JUN 12
- JUN 16 ANTITRUST AND COMPETITION LAWS: FOUNDATIONS AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS
$1995 New Program
JUN 19
- JUN 23 FIDIC CONTRACTS $1995 New Program
JUN 19 - JUN 30
WORKSHOP ON LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING $3950
JUL 10 - JUL 21 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE  $3950
JUL 10 - JUL 21 PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCE (FOR LAWYERS) $3950 New Program
JUL 10 - JUL 21 ACHIEVING FOOD SECURITY THROUGH PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS
$3950 New Program
JUL 17
- JUL 28
LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING $1900
JUL 31
- AUG 11 ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM; AND BUSINESS LAW $2600
JUL 17 - AUG 11 Combined: LEGAL ENGLISH & ORIENTATION - For foreign lawyers and students
$3995
JUL 31 - AUG 11 JUDICIAL, COURT AND CASE MANAGEMENT FOR JUDGES
$3950
JUL 31 - AUG 11 COURT AND CASE ADMINISTRATION FOR COURT ADMINISTRATORS $3950
AUG 21 - AUG 25 WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995  
AUG 21 - AUG 25 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995
AUG 28 - SEP 1 NEGOTIATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT $1995
AUG 21 - SEP 1 Combined: LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATIONS IN DEVELOPMENT $3950
SEP 4 - SEP 15 INTERNATIONAL PROCUREMENT OF CONSULTING SERVICES $3950  New Program
SEP 4 -
SEP 15 COUNTRY PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS $3950
SEP 4 - SEP 22
PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY: PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTION OF FRAUD
$5950 New Program
SEP 4 - SEP 22 INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT $5950
SEP 18 - SEP 22 THE FAIR AND EFFECTIVE TRIAL JUDGE: METHODS & TECHNIQUES $1995 New Program
SEP 25 - OCT 6 LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT $3950
SEP 25 - OCT 6 PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION $3950
OCT 9 - OCT 13 CAPITAL MARKETS: FOUNDATIONS OF DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION $2500
OCT 9 - OCT 20 CAPITAL MARKETS: DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION $4450
OCT 9 - OCT 20 ADVANCED LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING $3950
OCT 23 - OCT 27 CONTRACT DRAFTING IN ENGLISH $1995  
OCT 23 - NOV 3 ADVANCED OIL, GAS, POWER AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY $3950
NOV 6 - NOV 10 FOUNDATIONS OF ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $1995
NOV 6 - NOV 17 ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION $3950
NOV 6 - NOV 17 GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION METHODS $3950
NOV 13 - NOV 17 PROJECT FINANCE TECHNIQUES: APPLICATIONS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS $1995
NOV 27 - DEC 1 THE TRADE FACILITATION AGREEMENT AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS $1995 New Program
NOV 27 - DEC 1 FINANCIAL AND RISK ANALYSIS $1995
NOV 27
- DEC 1 FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
$1995
NOV 27 - DEC 8 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION $3950

 

 * Tablet Option - (Apple IPad® or IPad Pro®), if a participant chooses to opt in for a Tablet Option then the tuition will be increased by $600 for an IPad®, or by $900 for an IPad Pro®.

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DATES: DEC 5-9, 2016 & MAY 1-5, 2017
   
       
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:    JULY 18 - 29, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This class will help participants to navigate the opportunities and risks of doing business in China. It begins with formulating market strategy, understanding the legal environment, and understanding dispute resolution mechanisms. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the Chinese legal framework which affects business activities in China, such as new anti-monopoly laws, restrictions on financial markets, and rules and regulations in China’s Pilot Free Trade Zones.

 

  • Anti-Trust laws in China
  • Financial regulation of the financial markets (Foreign Exchange Control)
  • China’s banking and Capital Markets
  • Taxation in China: law and practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in China: law and practice
  • Accessing China Investment Markets, Contracts & Negotiations
  • Corporate Structures and Registrations
  • Free Trade Zones: Special Rules and Opportunities
  • Market Access and Investment Regulatory Review
  • Import and Export Regulations
  • Labor Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Inbound Investment Regulations
  • Securities and Exchange Laws in mainland China and Hong Kong
  • Property Law

 


DATES:    JUNE 27 - JULY 8, 2016

TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This program offers perspective on China’s international laws, regulations, and policies governing trade and investment at national and international levels. Including general WTO law, this program will focus on obligations under Regional and Bilateral Free Trade Agreements and China’s Foreign Trade and new Foreign Investment Law. It will also introduce the evolution of China’s Bilateral Investment Treaties and dispute settlement mechanisms in international and domestic forums.

 

FOCUS ON CHINA

  • Investment laws of China, including laws regulating FDI and outbound investments
  • China’s laws of trade: regulation of international trade and private laws concerning international trade
  • China’s free trade agreements: law and practice
  • China’s BITs: recent developments and trends
  • One Belt One Road Initiatives
  • China’s Mulitlateral Development Banks: The China Developmnent Bank and Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

 

BASIC STANDARDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT

  • National laws and regulations
  • Minimum standards under customary international law
  • Background on the history of free trade and other agreements relating to investment
  • Chinese finance and investment law
  • Chinese business law

 

OVERVIEW OF CHINESE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT LAW

  • Corporate securities law
  • Financial regulation and compliance
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • International and comparative tax law
  • International business law
  • Investigation law and practice
  • Chinese and international banking law

 

INVESTOR-STATE DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

  • Substance of common investor protection clauses, including national treatment, MFN, fair and equitable treatment, transfer of funds, ecpropriation, and nationalization
  • Arbitration under various treaties including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT, and UNICTRAL
  • Selection of forum and arbitrators
  • Alternative forms of dispute resolution
  • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
  • Managing the arbitration
  • Sources and choice of applicable law
  • State defenses to investor claims
  • Methods of calculating damages
  • Recognition, enforcement, and challenges to an arbitral award

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

  • The fundamental rules
  • Non-tariff barriers
  • Trade remedies
  • Customs issues
  • Agriculture
  • General obligations
  • Negotiated commitments
  • Intellectual property
  • Substantive requirements
  • Enforcement obligations globally and in China
  • Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)
  • GATT/WTO overview
  • The economics and politics of RTAs
  • Scope of RTAs
  • New model agreements: TPP; TTIP; RCEP
  • EU Economic Partnership Agreements
  • RTAs in Africa

 


DATES:    AUGUST 1 - 12, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

The African continent’s growing economy, strategic geographical position and demography, growing consumer middle class, solid banking sector, and the tenacity of its entrepreneurial class make this region a growing market for Chinese business. This seminar provides the knowledge and skills necessary for Chinese businesses and individuals investing in emerging African economies.

 

  • Investors Corporate Responsibilities in Africa
  • Labor Regulations
  • Indigenous People’s Rights
  • Compensation / Benefits
  • Property Law
  • Regional Variations throughout Africa
  • Private banking system in Africa
  • Investment Law and Climate
  • Social/Political Stability and Advancement
  • Finding and Understanding Key Decision Making Resources
  • Environmental Implications
  • Sustainability in Natural Resources and Agricultural
  • Contracts
  • Dispute Mechanisms and Enforcement
  • Service Sector Investment
  • Corporate Structures and Registrations