INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
December 2-13, 2013
This seminar teaches lawyers, investors and government officials how to draft, negotiate and interpret international investment treaties, and how to resolve disputes arising from them, including the valuation of damages and enforcement. The use of bilateral investment agreements has exploded in recent years. Almost 3,000 such treaties are in effect. This course provides students with the basics of foreign investment law and regulation and advanced instruction in how and when such international arbitration proceedings are initiated against nations that violate investment agreements.

Key Topics:

  • Basic Standards for the Treatment of Foreign Investment
    • National laws and regulations
    • Minimum standards under customary international law
    • Background on the history of free trade and other agreements relating to investment
    • Substance of common investor protection clauses, including national treatment, MFN, fair and equitable treatment, transfer of funds and expropriation and nationalization
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement

    • Arbitration under various treaties, including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT and UNCITRAL
    • Selection of forum and arbitrators
    • Alternative forms of dispute resolution
    • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
    • Managing the arbitration
    • Sources and choice of applicable law
    • State defenses to investor claims
    • Methods of calculating damages
    • Recognition, enforcement and challenges to an arbitral award
    Washington, DC; 10 Business Days
    COURSE ADVISORS
     

    Professor Borzu Sabahi is Counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, where he practices international investment law and arbitration. He is an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University where he co-teaches a seminar on investor-state dispute resolution. He regularly speaks at conferences and has written extensively about international investment law, including a comprehensive casebook titled Investor State Arbitration (co-author, Oxford 2008).

    Professor Ian A. Laird is a Special Legal Consultant in the International Dispute Resolution Group of Crowell & Moring LLP and is licensed to practice as a barrister & solicitor in Ontario, Canada. He focuses on international investment law and arbitration. Ian has spoken extensively and published numerous articles on international investment arbitration, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of InvestmentClaims.com, the online investment arbitration award service published by Oxford University Press.

    Professor Jose Antonio Rivas is a foreign attorney at Arnold and Porter LLP, focusing his practice on international investment arbitration. He is former Foreign Investment Director of the Ministry of Trade of Colombia, where he updated the Colombian International Investment Agreement (IIA) Model and he successfully concluded over twelve IIA negotiations. Professor Rivas is former Counsel of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He received his SJD with Distinction from Georgetown University Law Center, where he also serves as adjunct professor.

     

     

    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.

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    FINANCIAL AND RISK ANALYSIS

    December 2-6, 2013
    Governments interested in applying Public Private Partnerships (PPP) for infrastructure projects, through which they can effectively increase the sustainability of their country’s infrastructure, are faced with the need to review PPP options and carry out expedite financial assessments of proposed projects, so they can build a pipeline of candidate projects that are likely to attract private investors. This is particularly important for countries with substantial needs in infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion.

    Key Topics:
    • Choosing the PPP route and defining a strategy
    • Concepts and characteristics of PPP projects
    • Planning, policy objectives and PPP policy framework
    • Legal, legislative and contract bases for PPP
    • Stages in PPP development from project identification to contract management
    • Case studies, financial models, bibliography, key issues, toolkit files
      Location: Washington, DC
      Tuition: $1995
      Duration: 5 Business Days

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    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.
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    Upcoming Seminars:
    JUDICIAL, COURT AND CASE MANAGEMENT FOR JUDGES
    August 5-16, 2013

    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.
    Location: Washington, DC
    Tuition: $3950
    Duration: 10 Business Days
    COURT AND CASE ADMINISTRATION FOR COURT ADMINISTRATORS
    August 5-16, 2013

    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..
    Location: Washington, DC
    Tuition: $3950
    Duration: 10 Business Days
    GOVERNANCE AND ANTI-CORRUPTION METHODS
    September 30-October 11, 2013

    The course presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide. Participants will be expected to fashion an anti-corruption strategy that fits their country’s individual needs and circumstances in recognition of the need to include the full range of stakeholders.
    Location: Washington, DC
    Tuition: $3950
    Duration: 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.

    LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
    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

     

    GOVERNANCE AND ANTICORRUPTION METHODS
    September 30-October 11, 2013

    The course presents an in-depth survey of methods and best practices taken by governments, non-governmental organizations (“NGOs”), and other stakeholders to eradicate corruption and promote transparency. The course reviews elements in public sector management commonly known as “good governance,” the causes and effects of corruption, and undertakes a comparative study of domestic and multilateral efforts to eliminate corruption. Additionally, the course examines the history, foundation and main provisions of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and other international instruments designed to curb corruption and their implications for governance and transparency worldwide. Participants will be expected to fashion an anti-corruption strategy that fits their country’s individual needs and circumstances in recognition of the need to include the full range of stakeholders.

    Location: Washington, DC
    Tuition: $3950
    Duration: 10 Business Days


    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.
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    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

    Upcoming Seminar:
    PRIVATE PARTICIPATION IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECT FINANCE
    August 5-16, 2013

    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 PPPs.
    Key Topics:
    • Planning for Private Participation
    • Design of Concessions and other PPP Arrangements
    • Negotiation of Key Contract Clauses
    • Finance: Structure and Basic Techniques
    • Finance: Arranging the Funding
    • Renegotiation of Agreements
    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.

    LIKE US ON FACEBOOK
    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