DATES: SEP  19 - SEP 23, 2016    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 


Overview

This course highlights the foundational issues relating to the development and regulation of private equity in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks supporting an effective private equity sector and the policy environment needed to assist its development. The seminar will cover issues related to the growing interaction of private equity in emerging markets with institutional investors in developed capital markets and its nexus with economic development.

Course Outline

Overview of Private Equity

  • Data on Private Equity Market in emerging markets
  • Private Equity as asset class

Structures and Roles of Participants in Private Equity

  • Investment funds
  • Managers
  • Investors
  • Governments and regulators
  • Multilateral and bilateral development institutions
  • Professionals:  auditors, lawyers
  • Financial participants
  • Portfolio companies

 

Administration of Private Equity Vehicles

  • Governance
  • Reporting
  • Disclosure

 

Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

  • Securities and tax laws
  • Competition laws
  • Offshore financial centers
  • EMPEA Guidelines *Transparency and anti-corruption
  • Examination and enforcement
  • Comparison of regulatory regimes

Course Advisors

Don Scott De Amicis is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions. He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which provides financial support to private equity funds investing in developing countries. Don had also been a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he represented numerous private equity clients. The ILI works closely with EMPEA (the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets) on this seminar: please refer to http://empea.org/ for more information.

Robert van Zwieten is President and CEO of EMPEA, the global association for private capital in emerging markets. EMPEA has over 300 member firms, comprising institutional investors, fund managers, and industry advisors who, together, manage more than US$1 trillion of assets and have offices in more than 100 countries across the globe. Prior to EMPEA, Robert was the Asian Development Bank’s Director of Private Sector Capital Markets, based in Manila, Philippines, responsible for origination and structuring across 40 Asian emerging and frontier markets. He is a citizen of both the Netherlands and the United States.

  

DATES: AUG 15 - 26, 2016
   
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course offers an intensive experience in drafting legislation. The course assists participants in mastering legislative provisions that pose special challenges to legislative drafters. Participants will draft all language necessary to develop and amend a simple bill as it would move through the legislative process and will also organize and draft a long, complex bill involving the reorganization of government bodies. Some prior experience in legislative drafting or legislation is helpful.

 

Course Outline

  

Drafting a Simple Bill

  • Learning to convert a legislative proposal into a bill for introduction in a legislative chamber

 

Drafting Amendments to a Bill and to Law

  • Committee "markup" amendments
  • "Floor" (whole House) amendments
  • Amendments to existing law

 

Instruction on Specialized Legislative Processes

  • Working with legislative committees
  • Budget and appropriations rules and problems
  • Participating in a mock committee markup session

 

Drafting a Government Grant Program

  • Instruction in selection and drafting of legislative language authorizing grants

 

Drafting Government Reorganization

  • Establishing a Government Agency
  • Abolishing a Government Agency
  • Consolidating Government Agencies
  • Savings ("grandfather") clauses
  • Transition provisions
  • Repeals

 

Drafting a Complex Bill

  • Organization of Legislative Provisions
  • Close Supervision and Review of Drafting Work

 

Course Advisor

Arthur J. Rynearson served as the Deputy Legislative Counsel of the United States Senate from 1999 to 2003. For more than 26 years, he was an attorney-drafter in the Office of the Legislative Counsel, United States Senate, where he drafted thousands of bills, resolutions, and amendments. He has 20 years experience teaching legislative drafting and legislation to foreign parliamentarians, attorneys, and law students. He also served as a legislative researcher for the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. He is a graduate of the Cornell University Law School, where he specialized in international legal affairs, and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hamilton College, where he majored in Government. Mr. Rynearson is also the author of Legislative Drafting Step-by-Step (Carolina Academic Press-ILI, 2013), a user-friendly guide to drafting legislation.

  

DATES: AUG 1 - 12, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

Overview 

Court Administrators, Clerks of the Court and other Court Administrative Officials have to contend with constant changes and increasing complexity in the Court Administration environment. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and administration of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system, from a court administrator’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of court administrators in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on case and document management for the efficient processing of cases through the courts, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Judicial, Court and Case Management for Judges” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar.

 

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Judicial Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial and Court Administration

  • Court administration at the national level, regional and local level
  • Non-judicial court management
  • Court staff integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for court managers

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Budget and finance
  • Space and facilities
  • Legislative and public affairs statistics
  • Court staff training
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Judicial Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is currently President of the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution in the District of Columbia which he founded in 1999. He was formerly a senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges and court and legal officers from countries around the world.

  

DATES: JUL 11 - 22, 2016    
TUITION: $3950 
     

 

 

 

 

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 and 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.

 

Course Outline

  

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

 

Course Advisor

John M. Niehuss is Director of ILI's Private Investment in Infrastructure Center. He has been involved in international financial and investment transactions for over 40 years as a practicing lawyer, World Bank staff member, US Treasury Department official, investment banker, and General Counsel of the Inter-American Development Bank and the U.S. Export-Import Bank. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Michigan Law School and at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.

  

DATES: AUG 1 - 12, 2016    
TUITION: $3950    
     

 

 

 

Overview 

Judges and other Judicial Officers face increasingly complex challenges in managing and adjudicating cases. This seminar focuses on the principles and techniques for the development and management of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system and judicial proceedings, from a judge’s perspective. References will be made to the experience of judges in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will include presentations on the judge’s role in court and case management for the efficient adjudication of cases, as well as site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions. Selected sessions and site visits will be combined with the “Court and Case Administration for Court Administrators” seminar which will be conducted concurrently with this seminar.

 

Course Outline

 

Basic Concepts and Principles (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Overview of the United States legal system and its component state court systems
  • The role of an independent judiciary in trial and appellate courts
  • Court structures
  • Fundamental principles of judicial management and court administration

 

General Issues of Judicial Management

  • Securing the independence of the judiciary through administration
  • Judicial leadership
  • The role of the judge as manager
  • Judicial integrity: ethics and codes of conduct for judges

 

Specific Issues of Judicial Management

  • Court governance
  • Budget and finance
  • Judicial education
  • Strategic and long-range planning

 

Case Management (presented concurrently with Court Administration Seminar)

  • Case management principles and practices
  • Evaluation of court procedures and case processing
  • Developing and implementing a case management plan
  • Establishing a case management system
  • Technology for case management
  • An efficient clerk's office: filing and other systems

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is currently President of the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution in the District of Columbia which he founded in 1999. He was formerly a senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the U.S. federal courts’ agency for education, training and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges and court and legal officers from countries around the world.