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

OVERVIEW

Turkey’s growing economy, strategic geographical position and demography, growing consumer middle class, solid banking sector, and the tenacity of its entrepreneurial class have made this country a growing market for Chinese business. This seminar provides the knowledge and skills necessary for Chinese businesses and individuals investing in Turkey and the Middle East.

 

  • Investors Corporate Responsibilities
  • Labor Regulations
  • Country and Regional Risk
  • Compensation / Benefits
  • Regional Variations throughout Middle East Countries
  • Islamic financing systems
  • Dispute Mechanisms and Enforcement
  • Investment Law and Climate
  • Key Industries

    • Energy
    • Steel
    • Coal
    • Health Sector
  • Social / Political Stability and Advancement
  • Finding and Understanding Key Decision Making Resources
  • Environmental Implications
  • Maritime Regulations In New Commercial Code


DATES:    AUGUST 15 - 25, 2016
TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This seminar presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. This seminar places specific focus on the trans-national pursuit and recovery of stolen Chinese assets and the criminal suspects associated with these crimes.

 

  • Comparative Legal Systems Related to International Asset Recovery
  • Legal factors that hinder assets restitution
  • Asset and Sovereign Asset Forfeiture and Repatriation
  • Treaties and Judicial Cooperation
  • Regulatory process of seizure - Chinese Systems and US Systems
  • Investigating means, regulations, methods, and assistance of identifying and tracking financial assets
  • International cooperation on anti-corruption and the exclusionary rules of illegal evidence
  • The Role of INTERPOL in international pursuit and recovery of financial crime suspects
  • Extradition, prosecution, and repatriation of criminal suspects: political, treaty, and judicial obstacles
  • Discussion of the UN and World Bank STaR program and responsibilities
  • Overview of Criminal defense protections afforded international suspects: Chinese and US viewpoints
  • Legal Pursuit and Recovery of Stolen Historical items, Art, and Antiquities

 

 


DATES:    NOVEMBER 7 - 18, 2016

TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This course provides training in the design, negotiation, and financing of private participation in infrastructure and covers topics of interest to private sector lawyers, contractors, bankers, accountants, as well as government officials. It uses case studies and mock negotiations to identify critical issues related to the use of project finance techniques to fund Public-Private Partnerships.
Special emphasis is placed on Chinese investors including both private and State Owned Enterprises. Pivotal discussion will include Financing, Project Management, and Ensuring Outcomes.

 

PLANNING FOR PRIVATE PARTICIPATION

  • General nature of private infrastructure finance
  • Lessons learned from past policies and projects
  • Strategic considerations for the host government and for the private sector participant
  • Identification and preparation of individual projects
  • Developing a communications strategy

 

DESIGN OF CONCESSIONS AND OTHER PPP ARRANGEMENTS

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Design of individual agreements
  • Special problems of agreements with local authorities and other subnational entities
  • Key financial considerations, including the concept of bankability

 

NEGOTIATION OF KEY CONTRACT CLAUSES

  • The negotiation process
  • How to negotiate contentious clauses, including: clauses to make a concession bankable; termination provisions and compensation in event of termination; tariff and price adjustment clauses; unilateral change and economic hardship clauses; provisions for government support; transfer of assets at the end of the concession and dispute settlement clauses

 

FINANCE: STRUCTURE AND BASIC TECHNIQUES

  • The concept of project finance
  • Risk analysis and mitigation
  • Legal structures
  • Basic techniques
  • Basic project documents

 

FINANCE: ARRANGING THE FUNDING

  • Sources of finance
  • Providing credit support and security for loans
  • Financial documentation

 

RENEGOTIATION OF AGREEMENTS

  • Most common reasons for renegotiation
  • Alternatives to renegotiation
  • Types of renegotiation
  • Clauses in the concession agreement to facilitate renegotiation

 

PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

  • Including Benefits, Limitations, Implications of a Turn-Key Contracts
  • Mergers and Acquisitions in China: law and practice

 

DEALING WITH CRITICAL NON-FINANCIAL ISSUES

  • Procurement
  • Environment
  • Resettlement
  • Human rights
  • Corruption

 


DATES:    OCTOBER 17 - 28, 2016

TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

The program is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills to promote the responsible development of the extractive industries sector in resource-rich developing countries and to encourage a rich dialogue about best practices from around the globe. The training emphasizes the interdisciplinary nature of resource-based development. By working through real case studies and with practitioners and experts in the field, participants will be able to apply analytical tools and frameworks to the unique context of the extractive industries in their country.

 

FUNDAMENTALS

  • Global Energy Sector Overview
  • Petroleum industry fundamentals and structure
  • Goals and objectives of a host government, NOC, and IOCs
  • Host country’s regulatory framework and fiscal regime
  • Negotiation framework, strategy, and tools
  • Identifying stakeholders - domestic and Foreign: Interests, Risks, and Accountabilities
  • Domestic, Regional, and competitive Political Impact of extractives

 

REGULATORY CONSIDERATIONS

  • Revenue Policies and Management
  • Environmental Protections and Regulations
  • Transparency and Account Audits

 

UPSTREAM

  • Strategic policy issues
  • Upstream fiscal systems and taxation
  • Upstream contracts and key terms

 

MIDSTREAM AND DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM

  • Strategic policy issues
  • Downstream contracts (sales, storage, transportation)
  • Pipelines and refineries

 

NATURAL GAS

 

  • Special considerations for the upstream development of natural gas reserves
  • The natural gas value chain
  • Geopolitics of natural gas
  • Gas pricing and subsidy programs
  • Natural gas agreements and contracts

 

POWER SECTOR

  • Sector fundamentals and structure
  • Independent Power Project requirements
  • Project funding issues and alternatives
  • Power sector contracts and terms
  • Trends and developments; case studies

 

SPECIAL ENERGY SECTOR CONSIDERATIONS AND TRENDS

  • Financing of energy projects
  • Contract and revenue transparency
  • Anti-corruption, compliance, and ethics
  • Environmental concerns and responsibilities
  • Corporate social responsibility programs
  • Dispute resolution
  • Energy corridors and regional cooperation
  • Local and Indigenous Rights and Impact

 


DATES:    JUNE 13 - 24, 2016

TUITION: $4,500 USD

OVERVIEW

This class is designed to demystify the complexities of justice and legal system in China and to help participants thoroughly understand the law-making, implication, and enforcement process. It also includes the new legislation development (e.g., new anti-monopoly law, new foreign investment law, new national security law, environmental protection law, etc.), hot topics (e.g., equity ownership, IP protection, taxation, etc.), and ongoing legal reforms.

 

  • Introduction to China's legal system
  • Law Development Bodies
  • Dispute resolution in China: Litigation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Investor State Dispute Settlement, International Litigation, and International Arbitration
  • Judicial and Court Systems
  • Civil Litigation and Jurisdiction of Courts
  • Administrative Law
  • International Litigation: U.S. Civil Procedure Abroad; Other Proceedings
  • Commercial Contracts and Torts in the International Setting
  • Legal Enforcement: Domestic Rulings and Foreign Awards
  • Securities and Exchange Laws in China
  • Corporate Law: Ownership Structure, Governance, and Compliance
  • Intellectual Property