DATES: OCT 19-23, 2020
   
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $2245    
         

 

 

 

  

 

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on the practical skills necessary for drafting contracts in English. Participants will sharpen their skills in working with legal English, and specifically drafting contracts in legal English. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and the seminar will offer the opportunity to draft and receive feedback from experts. Participants will engage in several drafting exercises and a negotiation session.

Course Outline

  

Overview of the U.S. Contract Law

  • Sources of Law
  • Contract Formation
  • Contract Interpretation

 

Basic Drafting Topics

  • Definitions
  • Warranties
  • Termination Clauses
  • Remedy Provisions
  • Contingency Clauses

 

Boilerplate Language and Utilizing Templates

  • Choice of Law/Governing Law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Arbitration
  • Force Majeure
  • Third Party Rights

 

Course Advisor

Dr. Kevin Fandl is an Associate Professor of Business Law at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, as well as the Executive Director of Temple’s Center for International Business Education and Research. Dr. Fandl has been Course Advisor to the International Law Institute’s Legal English program since 2009. He is the author of the course text, Narrowing the Gap: Legal English for the New Global Legal Practitioner, in addition to five other books and more than 50 journal articles. He has taught law and policy courses around the world since 2004 and specializes in the areas of international trade, migration, and economic development. Dr. Fandl is a graduate of American University (J.D., M.A.) and George Mason University (Ph.D.) and previously served as Senior Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

 

 

DATES: OCT 5-16, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4500    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course highlights the major issues and procedures relating to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks of an effective capital market and the policy environment needed to help its development. The course also includes issues related to the growing interaction of emerging markets with developed capital markets.

Course Outline

Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

  • Institutional structure related to market's needs
  • Government regulation: securities laws, securities exchange commissions, central banks, ministries of finance
  • Stock exchanges: rules and regulations, self or external regulation, membership and listing standards
  • Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Prospectuses

Development of Capital Markets

  • Policy issues affecting development of capital markets
  • Managing risks and responding to crises in Capital Markets
  • Capital markets and housing finance

Role of Participants in Capital Markets

  • Regulators, financial institutions, accountants/auditors, government
  • Issuers of securities in capital markets
  • Investors in capital markets: individuals and institutional players
  • Professionals: brokers, dealers, underwriters
  • Financial intermediaries: commercial banks, merchant banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)

Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

  • New York Stock Exchange; Nasdaq; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in New York; a ratings agency, such as Standard and Poors; The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Course Advisor

Paul Freedman is Counsel at the AES Corporation, a global energy company. Mr. Freedman was previously Chief Counsel for Credit Programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has substantial government and private sector experience in capital markets transactions in developed countries and emerging markets. He has worked on the first non-sovereign bond offerings in several developing countries, and he has played a leading role in the structuring and negotiation of USAID's partial credit guarantees for bond offerings and bank loans in over 40 developing countries.

 

 

DATES: SEP 21 - OCT 2, 2020
   
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This seminar focuses on skills necessary to sustain a modern legislature. Elected officials and legislative staff at the National, State, and International level are ideal candidates for this seminar. Legislatures work under constant pressure to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing and complex environment. Working in this environment requires close attention to how the process is managed and how the institutions function. The focus of this seminar will be organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions. Considering the ILI’s location in Washington, DC, references and site visits will be made to the U.S. Congress and a State Assembly.

Course Outline

  

Role of Legislative Staff

  • The relationship between career and political staff appointments
  • Effective allocation of staff to support member offices, committees, leadership and administrative services

 

Legislative Organization

  • Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
  • Review of unicameral and bicameral structures
  • How to work with leadership offices and through committees
  • How can the legislative branch have a more productive relationship with the executive branch?

 

Legislative Support Offices

  • Budgeting, staffing and training
  • Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state; e.g. research, legislative drafting, committees, administration and members' offices

 

Site Visits

  • United States Congress
  • Library of Congress
  • State legislatures in Washington, DC area

 

Course Advisor

H. Stephen Halloway is the Director of ILI's Center for Comparative Legislative Management. He has over 35 years of experience in senior legal and policy positions in the U.S. Government, the U.S. Senate, the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. He was Chief Regulatory Officer for the U.S. Department of Commerce and a civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is co-founder of the Multilateral Procurement Group, an informal steering committee of multinational companies and consultants regularly doing business with the MDBs and UN.

 

 

DATES: OCT 5-9, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $2600    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

This course highlights the foundational issues in respect to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets, and comprises the first week of the Capital Markets: Development and Regulation seminar. The Foundations seminar also includes the field trip to New York where typical capital markets institutions are visited.

Participants will be exposed to selected topics based on the Course Outline listed under the “Capital Markets: Development and Regulation” seminar, depending on the final schedule, but topics could include:

Course Outline

Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework

  • Institutional structure related to market's needs
  • Government regulation: securities laws, securities exchange commissions, central banks, ministries of finance
  • Stock exchanges: rules and regulations, self or external regulation, membership and listing standards
  • Corporate governance
  • Transparency
  • Prospectuses

Development of Capital Markets

  • Policy issues affecting development of capital markets
  • Managing risks and responding to crises in Capital Markets
  • Capital markets and housing finance

Role of Participants in Capital Markets

  • Regulators, financial institutions, accountants/auditors, government
  • Issuers of securities in capital markets
  • Investors in capital markets: individuals and institutional players
  • Professionals: brokers, dealers, underwriters
  • Financial intermediaries: commercial banks, merchant banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)

Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

  • New York Stock Exchange; Nasdaq; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Federal Reserve Bank in New York; a ratings agency, such as Standard and Poors; The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation

Course Advisor

Mr. Paul Freedman is Counsel at the AES Corporation, a global energy company. Mr. Freedman was previously Chief Counsel for Credit Programs at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has substantial government and private sector experience in capital markets transactions in developed countries and emerging markets. He worked on the first non-sovereign bond offerings in several developing countries, and he played a leading role in the structuring and negotiation of USAID’s partial credit guarantees for bond offerings and bank loans in over 40 developing countries.

 

  

 

DATES: AUG 31 - SEP 18, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $5950    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial and procedural issues involved in the procurement of goods and services by public entities and discusses reform programs to improve transparency, efficiency and accountability. It provides participants with a detailed analysis of the project-procurement cycle including a full presentation of the procurement policies of international financial institutions (IFI) such as the World Bank, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.

 

Course Outline

 

Public Procurement Reforms

  • Reform programs and approaches to enhance transparency, efficiency, integrity and accountability

 

National Procurement Laws and Institutions

  • Differing approaches under common law and civil code systems
  • UNCITRAL model law
  • Transparency and accountability; ethics and corruption

 

 

International Procurement

  • Procedures of international financial institutions such as World Bank, AfDB, ADB, IDB, etc.

 

Procurement Planning

  • Role and objectives
  • Policy and institutional aspects
  • Project cycle: procurement issues
  • Procurement process under goods, works and PPP
  • Budgeting, budget utilization and monitoring

 

Selection of Consultants

  • Procedures of IFI
  • Terms of reference, evaluation of proposals, QCBS, QBS
  • Contracts: lump sum, time-based

 

International Competitive Bidding (ICB)

  • Objectives, principles, and key features
  • The bid package: preparation and scheduling
  • Bid advertising and prequalification
  • Preparation of bidding documents
  • Bid examination, evaluation, and award

 

Other Methods of Procurement

  • Limited/restrictive international bidding, national competitive bidding
  • Direct purchase, shopping
  • Internet bidding, electronic procurement
  • Green Procurement
  • Versatile and adaptive procurement

 

Contract Administration

  • Principal types of contracts, terms, and guarantees
  • Negotiation techniques
  • Dispute avoidance and resolution
  • Oversight and monitoring
  • Performance-Based Contracting

 

Course Advisor

Bernard Becq is the World Bank´s former Chief Procurement Policy Officer, Head of the Procurement Policy and Services Sectors Board. Today Dr. Becq works as an independent consultant with more than 35 years of experience. Dr. Becq´s experience includes working with French development agencies, in particular, he was the Deputy Chief of the International Consulting Firm of ENPC, and Project Officer and Adviser to the President at Agence Coopération et Aménagement (ACA). Dr. Becq holds graduate degrees in Mathematics from Paris VI University and in civil engineering from ENTPE in Paris, France, and a Master degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California (USC), in Los Angeles, USA, where he also completed post graduate work (PhD ABD).