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:    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

 


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:    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:    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