DATES: MAY 25 - JUN 5, 2015
TUITION: $3950

 

 

 

Overview

This course familiarizes participants with alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR). The first part of the course examines the legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration; the second half introduces participants to the goals and techniques of mediation. The emphasis throughout is on the development of practical skills.

This program is designed for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, executive branch government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.

 

Course Outline

 

Pros and Cons of International ADR

  • Conciliation, arbitration and mediation versus litigation in the country of one party or in a third country
  • Arbitration between private parties and governments or government agencies

 

The Negotiation Process

  • Different approaches to negotiation (creating value vs. claiming value; structuring a deal vs. resolving a dispute)
  • Assessing the interests of both parties
  • Opening offers
  • Strategic concessions
  • Why negotiations fail
  • Breaking deadlock
  • Negotiating a dispute resolution clause (participants will engage in negotiation exercises)

 

How Mediation Works

  • Mediation defined
  • Why mediation
  • Roles and attributes of a mediator

 

Mediation Tools and Principles

  • Changing patterns of communication
  • Intervention principles
  • Listening and questioning skills
  • Stages in mediation
  • Problem identification
  • Agreement writing

 

The Role of Advocate and Litigant

  • How to prepare for the mediation
  • How to devise a settlement strategy
  • How to advocate for yourself and your client
  • How to manage your client during mediation

 

Legal Issues in International Arbitration

  • National Arbitration Laws Treaties, including the New York Convention and ICSID Convention Choice of governing law
  • Validity and scope arbitration agreements
  • Role of the courts: judicial review and enforcement of awards; judicial assistance in the arbitration process
  • Investment disputes
  • Sovereign immunity

 

The Arbitral Process

  • Designing the process: drafting the arbitration clause
  • Choice of rules of arbitration
  • Conduct of proceedings: initiating arbitration, constituting the tribunal, establishing terms of reference, discovery of documentary evidence, interim relief, submitting testimony, hearings, and awards
  • Arbitrator ethics and challenges to arbitrators (participants will play role of counsel or arbitrator in a simulated international arbitration)

 

Course Advisor

Anne Marie Whitesell is a Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center and Director of the ILI Center on Alternative Dispute Resolution. Ms. Whitesell was Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from 2001 to 2007, where she supervised approximately 1,100 international arbitration cases each year involving parties from over 120 countries. She has practiced with law firms in both the United States and in France and was a lecturer at the Université de Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Institut de Droit Comparé (Université de Paris II). She is admitted to the New York State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia, and to the US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

 

DATES: MAY 11 - 22, 2015
TUITION: $4695 includes a Tablet
/ $3950 without a Tablet

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on project management and monitoring, including team building and leadership. It is especially designed for managers of developing country projects and for persons responsible for implementing such projects. Past participants have come from government, utilities, corporations, international organizations and NGOs. The seminar will examine crucial issues and steps in project management. Participants are encouraged to bring an example of a project that they can relate to the seminar for discussion.

 

Course Outline

    Crucial Issues and Steps in Project Management
     
    • Defining objectives (logframe)
    • Managing the project environment
    • The project life cycle
    • Project identification, preparation and approval
    • Financial and economic analysis
    • Project financing
    • Team building and leadership
    • Organization alternatives
    • Communication, motivation
    • Managerial styles
    • Conflict resolution
    • Role of project managers
    • Implementing change
    • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Critical path method
    • Project scheduling (MS Project Software)
    • Cost control
    • Risk analysis
    • Reporting and control
    • Monitoring
    • Database management systems (MS Access Software)
    • Introduction to procurement

     

    Course Advisors

    Robert Youker has over 35 years experience as a project management trainer and consultant. His project management experience includes new product development and consulting for many companies. Mr. Youker has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He consulted with the World Bank Institute to develop an instructor’s resource kit for Project Management training.

    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. In 1977 he joined the International Finance Corporation, where he appraised investment proposals in several industries. He has an M.B.A. from The George Washington University and has worked with more than 80 developing countries.

     

    Upcoming Seminar:
    ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
    November 10-21, 2014

    This course strengthens participants' knowledge of alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration. The course examines the theory behind the advanced legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration, and emphasizes the development of practical skills through case studies, workshops and exercises. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, executive branch government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.
    Key Topics:
    • Mediation: Process, Skills and Techniques
    • International Arbitration (Advanced)
      • The Arbitration Proceedings
      • Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute
      • Court Measures
      • Simulated Arbitration Exercise
    Washington, DC; 10 Business Days
    RELATED COURSES
    The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution.

    ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

    ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 29,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

    Complete 2014 Seminar Schedule

    International Law Institute
    Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
    1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
    Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website: www.ili.org

     

    DATES: APR 13 - 24, 2015    
    TUITION: $3950    
         

     

     

     

    Overview

    This course provides hands-on training in the selection procedures, contractual issues, and negotiation techniques for hiring and supervising consultants and other providers of technical services for projects funded by the World Bank and other financial institutions. The course will also address the broader topic of policy and legal issues related to the hiring of intellectual and technical services: professional liability and conflicts of interest; provisions in the UNCITRAL model law; practices advocated by FIDIC and other professional associations, and practices followed in developed countries.

     

    Course Outline

     

    Overview of Procurement of Consultanting Services

    • Consulting services distinguished from goods, works and technical services

    • Historical development and evolved practices

    • Special features in hiring consultants: cost as a selection factor, burden of professional liability, intellectual property issues, conflicts of interest

    • Electronic government procurement (e-GP)

     

    Typical Consulting Contracts

    • Lump-sum, time-based, indefinite delivery, and percentage contracts

    • Important contract provisions: payments, liabilities, conflicts of interest, and intellectual property matters

     

    Hiring of Consultants in IFI-funded Projects

     

    Harmonization of the Guidelines for the Selection of Consultants of the World Bank and Other IFIs

    • Selection procedures

    • Terms of reference, requests for proposal

    • Choice of contract

    • Evaluation of proposals

    • Contract negotiations

    • Supervision of consultants

     

    Contracting Consulting Services under UNCITRAL, U.S. Government Regulations, and Other Public Agencies Including Performance Based Acquisition

     

    Hands-on Exercise: Preparation of TORs, RFPs, Evaluation Reports

     

    Course Advisor 

    Raghavan Srinivasan has over forty years of experience in international procurement of goods and services and in national procurement systems. He was Chief Procurement Advisor for the World Bank for 10 years until his retirement in 1997. Mr. Srinivasan has been teaching this course at ILI for over 30 years. Since retiring, Mr. Srinivasan has been involved in preparing Country Procurement Assessments and assisting implementation of reform projects in various countries.

     

    Upcoming Seminar:
    INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT: DOWNSTREAM
    October 27-November 7, 2014

    This course focuses on international oil and gas contracts used in midstream and downstream industries, and on key commercial, legal and financial issues involved in international oil and gas development projects. This seminar includes an interactive contract negotiation workshop, and also covers the resolution of disputes in the industry.

    This program is aimed primarily at legal advisors, project managers, contract administrators and other professionals from host government ministries and agencies and national oil and gas companies and other industry practitioners involved in the negotiation of international oil and gas contracts and the implementation and management of international oil and gas projects.
    Key Topics:
    • Fundamentals and Negotiations
    • Midstream and Downstream Contracts and Issues
    • Dispute Resolution and Other Special Considerations
    Washington, DC; 10 Business Days
    RELATED COURSES
    The International Law Institute was founded in 1955 as part of Georgetown University. Since 1983, ILI has been an independent, non-profit training institution.

    ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

    ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 29,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

    Complete 2014 Seminar Schedule

    International Law Institute
    Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
    1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
    Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website: www.ili.org