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 

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 25 - 29, 2016    
       
TUITION: $1995
       

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course provides an introduction to: (1) the basic concepts and techniques of project finance; (2) the current application of these techniques to the funding of PPP and other projects in infrastructure and other key economic sectors. It will focus on areas critical to the success and sustainability of major projects and will combine lectures with case studies to illustrate key concepts and techniques. Topics considered will include those listed below.

 

Course Outline

  

Structure and Basic Technique

  • The concept of project finance
  • Legal structures and basic documentation
  • Stages of a project finance transaction
  • Critical role of project preparation, risk analysis and due diligence

 

How to Negotiate Bankable Project Documents

  • The concept of bankability
  • Dealing with lender concerns
  • Identification and negotiation of key contract clauses

 

Arranging Finance

  • Sources of finance
  • The role of public sector lenders (MDB’s, ECA’s and DFI’s)
  • Providing credit support and security for loans
  • Developing a finance plan

 

Financial Documentation

  • The basic loan agreements
  • Ancillary loan documentation: common agreement; project accounts; security documents; and intercreditor agreement

 

Dealing with Critical Non-Financial Issues

  • Procurement
  • Environment
  • Resettlement
  • Human rights
  • Corruption

 

Renegotiation, Restructuring and Dispute Settlement

  • Reasons project finance transactions encounter problems
  • The workout process: standstill concept
  • The special problems of project finance dispute settlement

 

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.

 

DATES: JUL  18 - AUG  12, 2016    
TUITION: $3995    
     

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING

ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM, AND BUSINESS LAW

 

For those participants wishes to attend both Legal English and Legal Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law,  ILI provides a special course combination discount of over $500.

 

Legal English and Legal Writing    $1900    If applied to individually
Orientation in the U.S. Legal System $2600   If applied to individually
     .  
Total $4500   If applied to individually
.
2 Program Combination $3995   If applied to in combination
.
Savings $505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILI recognizes participants in these courses are comprised of student and lawyers starting their international careers.  We realize sponsorship by law firms or educational scholarships may not always be available.  In efforts to allow participants of these programs to receive the greatest benefit from their tuition budget and their time at ILI and in Washington, DC, ILI makes this special discount available.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The International Law Institute is grateful to the following organizations for their support of the 
Orientation in the U.S. Legal System: 

A. Menadini Pharmaceutical Company
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld
AMIDEAST
Asahi Chemical Co.
Asia Foundation
Baker & McKenzie
Bank of Indonesia
Bryan, Cave, McPheeters & McRoberts
China National Offshore Oil Corp.
C. Itoh & Co.
Council for the International Exchange of Scholars
Environmental Protection Agency, Govt. of Japan
Export-Import Bank of Japan
Ford Foundation
Fuji Electric Co.
Fujitsu, Ltd.
Fulbright Foundation
Fulbright South African Fellowship Program
Government of Korea
Government of Zhejiang Province, China
Government of Thailand
    Harvard Institute for International Development
Institute of International Education
Japanese Legislative Society
Kansai Electric Power Company
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Mitsui Bank, Ltd.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Nippon Lyle Insurance Co.
Nippon Fire & Marine Insurance Co.
Sanwa Bank
Sumitomo Corporation
Swiss Bank Corporation
Swiss National Science Foundation
Takeda Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Union Bank of Switzerland