DATES: OCT 28 - NOV 1, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Drafting contracts in the natural gas sector carries a complexity above and beyond what is normally found in conventional oil-based projects. The regional nature of the business and the need for infrastructure to get natural gas to market requires careful consideration of commercialization issues from the initial investment in the upstream and continuing until volumes are physically delivered to end users in the power industry.

This section of the seminar will examine contracts and legal structures necessary for each stage gate of natural gas development. Upstream contracts, host government instruments, and investment laws will be discussed, highlighting key natural gas provisions and drafting issues. A discussion of Midstream natural gas agreements will follow, covering processing, fractionation, transportation, and storage. A special session on LNG and FLNG will be included in the Midstream section and will include discussion of Downstream issues such as tolling and regas capacity. Finally, natural gas marketing will be reviewed, covering essential contracts for both short- and long-term sales situations. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including reference reading, in-class lectures, case studies, industry panels and, interactive group simulations and workshops.

Course Outline

• Natural Gas Value Chain
• Overview of Natural Gas Agreements
• Natural Gas Aspects of Upstream Agreements (Granting Instruments and JOAs)
• Special Provisions for Natural Gas Development in Investment Laws
• Midstream Agreements: Gathering & Processing, Gas Transportation, Fractionation, and Storage
• Joint Marketing and Separate Marketing of Natural Gas and LNG
• Marketing: NAESB, Gas Sales and Offtake, LNG MSAs, LNG SPAs, and Products Marketing
• Joint or Combined Stream Marketing of Natural Gas
• Separate Marketing of Natural Gas and Gas Balancing Agreements
• Cross-Border Gas Sales
• Pipeline Gas Sales Agreements
• LNG: Project Structuring, Pre-FEED, FEED, LNG vs FLNG, and LNG Gas Sales Agreements
• Downstream LNG Agreements: Tolling and Regasification Capacity


Course Advisor

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser to companies and governments on energy projects (including upstream, gas processing and power projects) as well as on infrastructure projects – mainly, in the Middle East and Africa, and related JV transactions. Previously, Mrs. Sabahi practiced for 15 years in major international law firms in Washington, DC, including as Partner at Dentons. Mrs. Sabahi is Director and Vice President for Model Contracts at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in Houston, TX, where she leads the development of the next generation of model contracts for the industry. Mrs. Sabahi is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. (District of Columbia and New York) and England and Wales.

Mr. James English is a Partner in the Houston, TX office of Lewis Brisbois, one of the ten largest law firms in the world with over 50 offices around the United States. Previously Mr. English worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has worked on natural gas projects on six continents. In Africa Mr. English has worked with both Mozambique LNG and gas sales/commercialization in West Africa. In Asia Mr. English is currently assisting a trading operation selling LNG on a spot basis into multiple receiving terminals in China. In North America he has worked on gas projects in the Permian, the DJ Basin, the Barnett, and Trinidad. Mr. English has also worked extensively on natural gas projects in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a co-chair of the AIPN LNG SPA drafting committee and actively practices in the areas of upstream natural gas agreements, midstream agreements, natural gas marketing, and LNG marketing.

 

DATES: OCT 21 - 25, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Natural gas is among the fastest growing contributors to global energy demand, providing an affordable and cleaner alternative to conventional fossil fuels. However, in many countries natural gas is a very underutilized resource due to poor development and use policies; underdeveloped infrastructure and markets; and unsupportive legal and commercial frameworks.

This seminar examines issues using policy, regulatory and commercial lenses to provide a strategic level understanding of the natural gas value chain and the contributing factors for successful natural gas sector development. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, case studies, in-class lectures, industry panels and interactive group simulations and workshops.

Course Outline

• Natural Gas Role and Benefits in Meeting Global Primary Energy Demand
• Understanding the Natural Gas Value Chain
• Global Gas Markets and Trade
• Principle-Based Approach to Natural Gas Policy Formation
• The Role of the Public and Private Sector in the Development and Governance of the Sector
• Natural Gas Pricing Policy and Methodologies
• Natural Gas Revenue Management
• Commercial Aspects of Natural Gas Purchase and Sale, and Gas Transportation
• Geopolitics of Natural Gas
• Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): Critical Success Factors for Import and Export Projects


Course Advisors

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser to companies and governments on energy projects (including upstream, gas processing and power projects) as well as on infrastructure projects – mainly, in the Middle East and Africa, and related JV transactions. Previously, Mrs. Sabahi practiced for 15 years in major international law firms in Washington, DC, including as Partner at Dentons. Mrs. Sabahi is Director and Vice President for Model Contracts at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in Houston, TX, where she leads the development of the next generation of model contracts for the industry. Mrs. Sabahi is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. (District of Columbia and New York) and England and Wales.

Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects. He has conducted business in more than 60 countries on 6 continents.

 
 

Upcoming Seminars:
LEGAL ENGLISH AND LEGAL WRITING
July 15-26, 2019

The Legal English and Legal Writing seminar exposes foreign legal practitioners and law students to English legal terminology and usage through an overview of the U.S. legal system, contract law, constitutional law, commercial law and legal drafting. In addition to learning legal terminology, participants benefit from an introduction to the legal reasoning process of the U.S. legal system, helping them apply the terms and concepts as they learn them.

Participants in this seminar will develop the advanced skills they need to succeed in a multi-jurisdictional legal practice. The methodology, language and reasoning skills learned in this seminar are useful for working with clients, firms and organizations in the United States, and they are transferable to the professional legal practice abroad. This seminar is also highly encouraged for foreign lawyers wishing to pursue an LL.M. from an institution within the United States. Participants engage in interactive seminars consisting of lectures, individual writing and speaking exercises, and group projects.

If requested, the International Law Institute will provide complimentary tutors, U.S. lawyers, to help review writing samples with participants out of class time.


   

Key Topics:

  • U.S. Legal institutions
  • Introduction to Common Law
  • Researching and interpreting cases in the U.S. legal system
  • Legal research (including practical exercises)
  • Contract law
  • Legal Writing and analysis (including exercises)
  • Overview of U.S. business law
  • Overview of commercial arbitration in the U.S.
  • The U.S. Role in International Trade
  • Effective Negotiation Techniques in Commercial Context
  • Simulated arbitration exercise

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

ORIENTATION IN THE U.S. LEGAL SYSTEM; AND BUSINESS LAW
July 29 - August 9, 2019

n its 49th consecutive year, the Orientation in the U.S. Legal System and Business Law seminar is the first and longest running program of its kind. This seminar introduces participants to the American common law, including the fundamental American laws and regulations affecting international business with U.S. counterparts. This seminar is ideal for foreign lawyers and professionals, arbitrators, law students, for those preparing for a U.S. LL.M., or for anyone who deals with American and international clients and partners.


   

Key Topics:

  • The American Court System
  • Arbitration and American Courts: Enforcement
  • The American Court System: Civil Litigation and Jurisdiction of Courts
  • International Litigation: Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Law; U.S. Civil Procedure Abroad; Other Proceedings
  • Commercial Contracts: Negotiation of Contracts with American Lawyers
  • American Torts in the International Setting
  • Products Liability Law in the U.S. Legal System
  • The U.S. Insurance System and Its Impact on Business Claims
  • SEC, Sarbanes-Oxley and Other Recent Legislation with International Effects on Corporations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Intellectual Property

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
*Please note, for those participants who wish to attend the Combined: Legal English & Legal Writing and Orientation in the U.S. Legal System, and Business Law seminar, ILI provides a special course combination price of $3995, compared to $4500 if each one is applied to individually.

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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.

ILI participants are exposed to the 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 38,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI organizes special seminars and conferences in the ILI facilities and abroad. ILI also partners with many renowned organizations to co-sponsor other events which contribute to the promotion of the rule of law and international development.

 

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DATES: MAY 4-15, 2020    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $4200    
       

 

 

 

 

 

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NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT: POLICY CONSIDERATIONS & BEST PRACTICES

NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT: CONTRACTS AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

Overview

This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for personal and professional development, and consists of a combination of two courses: Natural Gas Development: Policy Considerations & Best Practices; and Natural Gas Development: Contracts and Legal Considerations. Participants in this course will receive two certificates indicating completion of each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two descriptions above or in the ILI Brochure. In addition, the participants who enroll in this two week combination seminar will have more opportunities to network and can take part in the optional weekend sightseeing tour of Washington offered to participants who attend seminars lasting two weeks or longer at the ILI.

 

Course Advisors

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser to companies and governments on energy projects (including upstream, gas processing and power projects) as well as on infrastructure projects – mainly, in the Middle East and Africa, and related JV transactions. Previously, Mrs. Sabahi practiced for 15 years in major international law firms in Washington, DC, including as Partner at Dentons. Mrs. Sabahi is Director and Vice President for Model Contracts at the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) in Houston, TX, where she leads the development of the next generation of model contracts for the industry. Mrs. Sabahi is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. (District of Columbia and New York) and England and Wales.

Robert Lesnick is an Executive Advisor to businesses and governments seeking to develop projects which expand development and use of natural gas. Mr. Lesnick recently retired from the World Bank as its Oil and Gas Program Coordinator after a successful 30-year career in the private sector. He has extensive experience in the petroleum sector, including commodity trading, project development, and natural gas field operations. Robert has over 25 years of international experience as a manager and lead negotiator for the development of energy infrastructure projects. He has conducted business in more than 60 countries on 6 continents

Mr. James English is a Partner in the Houston, TX office of Lewis Brisbois, one of the ten largest law firms in the world with over 50 offices around the United States. Previously Mr. English worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and has worked on natural gas projects on six continents. In Africa Mr. English has worked with both Mozambique LNG and gas sales/commercialization in West Africa. In Asia Mr. English is currently assisting a trading operation selling LNG on a spot basis into multiple receiving terminals in China. In North America he has worked on gas projects in the Permian, the DJ Basin, the Barnett, and Trinidad. Mr. English has also worked extensively on natural gas projects in Australia and New Zealand. He is currently a co-chair of the AIPN LNG SPA drafting committee and actively practices in the areas of upstream natural gas agreements, midstream agreements, natural gas marketing, and LNG marketing.

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