Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Financial Seminars Schedule for the International Law Institute (ILI). 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. 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 31,000 participants, from 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. We invite you to nominate appropriate candidates to participate in the following seminars to be held at our Washington, D.C. headquarters.

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.


If you are interested in applying for, or nominating a colleague to attend one of our seminars, please contact us at +1-202-247-6006 or by email at
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We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Chairman's Signature

Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman

FINANCIAL SEMINARS SCHEDULE



ABOUT ILI

The International Law Institute, a non-profit educational and training institute based in Washington DC, is a leading provider of training and technical assistance related to governance, project management, public private partnerships, legislative drafting, and public administration. Established in 1955, originally as part of Georgetown University, ILI has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

ILI Centers of Expertise:

  • Center for Public Procurement Law and Policy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Center
  • International Investment Law Center
  • International Trade Law Center
  • Private Investment in Infrastructure Center
  • Center for Comparative Legislative Management
  • International Judicial Academy

 
Chairman: Professor Don Wallace, Georgetown University Law Center
Executive Director: Kim Phan
Director of Programs: Gerhard Botha


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

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Upcoming Seminar:
PROCUREMENT INTEGRITY: PREVENTION, INVESTIGATION & PROSECUTION OF FRAUD
September 4-22

The Procurement Integrity program covers the institutional, legal, 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. The program incorporates the strategies and approaches within the United States and globally to create an organizational culture committed to high ethical standards and integrity. Participants will learn best practices on ensuring organizational procurements are performed fairly, impartially, honestly, legally, and free from fraud and abuse.

   
Key Topics:  
     
  • Public Procurement Reforms
  • National Procurement Laws and Institutions
  • International Procurement
  • Procurement Planning
  • Selection of Consultants
  • International Competitive Bidding (ICB)
  • Other Methods of Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • U.S. Anti-Corruption
  • Risk Framework Models
  • Got Ethics
  • Procurement Fraud
  • The Fraudster
  • Procurement Integrity Control System®
  • Investigations
  • Case Study
 
 

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 
 
 

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ABOUT THE ILI

 

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 has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

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 31,000 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.

 

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

 

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Upcoming Seminars:
EFFECTIVE PROSECUTION OF FINANCIAL CRIMES; HUMAN TRAFFICKING & CYBERCRIME
June 5-9, 2017

Prosecuting financial crimes, human trafficking, and cybercrimes often involves bringing together multiple people, often across many departments (and multiple jurisdictions), which can pose a variety of challenges. The covered material will be of interest to prosecutors, criminal justice personnel, judges, attorneys, and academics, specifically in developing economies where these crimes are emerging or may pose a particular threat. Drawing from the U.S. prosecutorial experience, this seminar will integrate the selected topics through class discussion. Participants will engage in in-depth study of each crime through discussion while developing their skills. More generally, the seminar will focus on the investigation, preparation, prosecution and required professional and technical skills in the context of these crimes.

Additionally, the seminar covers the institutional arrangements, such as working with the police, judges, and other relevant institutions and agencies at national and transnational levels. Moreover, the relevant legislation and recommended means of implementation and lessons learned will be discussed in the seminar.

Key Topics:

  • Financial Crimes (Fraud, Bribery,
    Corruption, and Money Laundering)
  • Human Trafficking
  • Cybercrime

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

THE FAIR AND EFFECTIVE TRIAL JUDGE: METHODS & TECHNIQUES
September 18-22, 2017

Countries and legal systems may vary, but the qualities of a fair and effective trial judge remain consistent. During this one-week seminar, participants will explore a variety of methods and techniques employed by judges to ensure they operate at their best throughout their careers. In addition to lectures and in-class discussion, participants will visit, when appropriate, local federal and state courts and legal institutions to further their understanding of this complex topic.

Key Topics:

  • The role of impartiality in justice
  • A judicial perspective on court and case management
  • Managing relationships between judges, lawyers, law enforcement, and administrative staff
  • The delicate relationship between the courts, the media, and the public
  • Effective communication strategies including courtroom management and drafting decisions
  • Managing procedure both in and out of the courtroom
  • Mitigating and managing potential conflicts of interest
  • Judicial and legal ethics and the role of the judge in legal discipline

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

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ABOUT THE ILI

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 has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

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 31,000 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.

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

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Upcoming Seminars:
ADVANCED OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT
April 24 - May 5, 2017


This seminar offers an exciting opportunity for an advanced study in Oil and Gas Development and consists of a combination of two courses: Modern Petroleum Revenue Management and Natural Gas Development. Participants in this seminar will receive two certificates indicating the completion of each seminar. To see descriptions of the topical areas covered, please refer to the two previous descriptions in this booklet. 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.

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

MODERN PETROLEUM REVENUE MANAGEMENT
April 24-28, 2017

Governments in petroleum economies seek to maximize revenue receipts and limit the consequences of uncertainty and instability in actual cash flows resulting from product price or volume disparity from forecast. Global experience indicates that there are a variety of alternatives to share petroleum revenues between the host government and investors. In general, there is a trade-off between revenue maximization and exposure to risk. Systems which seek to balance these between a government and investor have historically led to reservoir maximization and efficiency.

Governments have adopted the use of revenue funds to stabilize highly volatile petroleum rents; to save for future generations; or to guard against budget shortfalls. More recently, governments have recognized the need to better share petroleum wealth with local communities, especially those disrupted by petroleum operations. This advanced seminar examines the structure and the benefits and risks associated with current practices to manage and distribute petroleum revenues. Participants will receive a detailed review of modern practices and programs, and case studies of recent investment and design of petroleum revenue management programs, as well as local content development programs. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, in-class lecture, industry panels, and interactive group simulations and workshops.

   
Key Topics:  
     
  • Understanding the "resource curse" and how to avoid it)
  • Design of host country's petroleum revenue management policy
  • Upstream fiscal system options and government take
  • Revenue monitoring, enforcement and collection systems
  • Use of heritage funds (with case study on Timor Leste)
  • Revenue transparency (vs contract disclosure)
  • Fiscal relationships between national and subnational governments
  • Revenue sharing with treasury, state and local institutions (the case for earnings retention within SOEs)
  • Local content program best practices (with case study on Tanzania)
  • Use of petroleum revenues for renewables sector and climate change measures
  • Other energy sector benefits to local communities
 

 

NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT
May 1-5, 2017

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

This advanced seminar examines issues using policy, legal and commercial lenses to provide a strategic level understanding of the natural gas value chain. Participants will receive a detailed review of the legal and commercial issues that must be resolved for successful sector development. Material is delivered through a variety of methods including: reference reading, in-class lectures, industry panels and interactive group simulations and workshops.

   
Key Topics:    
     
  • Natural gas role (and benefits) in meeting global primary energy needs
  • Principle-based approach to natural gas policy formation
  • Understanding the natural gas value chain
  • Special provisions for natural gas under upstream contracts
  • The role of the public and private sector in the development and governance of the sector including the establishment of a natural gas regulatory authority
  • Commercial aspects of natural gas sale and transportation agreements
  • Principle-based approach to natural gas pricing policy formation
  • Natural gas uses in the power generation sector (including support of renewables)
  • Natural gas monetization options (LNG, GTL, methanol, industrial use)
  • Managing risk in natural gas development projects
  • Gas flaring issues and initiatives
  • Climate change and natural gas
  • Natural gas infrastructure
  • Case Study -The role of the Natural Gas Company (NGC) in the development of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago's Natural Gas Sector

 
 
 

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ABOUT THE ILI

 

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 has a long-standing track record of assisting emerging economies and developing countries in achieving economic growth through sound governance and legal infrastructure.

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 31,000 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.

 

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

 

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DATES: SEP 4 - 15, 2017
 
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 World Bank´s new Procurement Framework and UNCITRAL model law; practices advocated by FIDIC and other professional associations, and practices followed in developed countries.

Course Outline

Overview of Procurement of Consulting 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 

Sabine Engelhard is a lawyer who recently retired from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). She previously worked for the World Bank and the private sector in prominent law firms and consulting organizations. Ms. Engelhard led the procurement harmonization efforts with other Multilateral Development Banks on behalf of the IDB. She represented the IDB in several high-profile international initiatives with the OECD and the WTO aimed at strengthening and using country procurement systems and preventing fraud and corruption. She led the modernization of the procurement function at the IDB. She holds master-level and post-graduate degrees in law, international relations, and European studies. Additionally, she has completed the first part of a Ph. D. in European Law. She is a regular speaker at international procurement-related events and is fluent in English, French, German, and Spanish.