DATES: SEP 18 - SEP 22, 2017    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

Overview

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.

 

Course Outline

 

  • 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

 

Course Advisor

James G. Apple is Director of the International Judicial Academy, the International Law Institute’s judicial and court center.  He founded and presided over the IJA before it became affiliated with the ILI.  Before founding the IJA in 1999, Mr. Apple was a senior staff member at the Federal Judicial Center where he was in charge of the Center’s office responsible for international programs and promoting good relations between state and federal courts.  At both the Center and the IJA, Mr. Apple has conducted over 200 seminars and other educational programs for judges and court offices on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics relating to the functioning of modern court systems.  Before joining the Federal Judicial Center he was a practicing attorney for 25 years specializing in the trial of civil cases.

 

 

DATES: OCT  23 - NOV  3, 2017    
       
TUITION: $3950    
       

 

 

 

 

COURSE LINKS: 

MODERN PETROLEUM REVENUE MANAGEMENT

NATURAL GAS DEVELOPMENT

 

Overview

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.

 

Course Advisors

Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser and outside general counsel, with 15 years of law firm experience (most recently as Partner at Dentons), advising major international companies and state-owned entities (including NOCs) on cross-border M&A and JV transactions, mainly in the energy sector. Guly also provides legal support on upstream projects, and power projects. Guly has worked on transactions and projects involving assets in over 50 countries in the Middle East, the Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America. Guly teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, and regularly speaks at events hosted by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and other leading organizations. Guly serves on the Board of Directors, and as VP External Affairs, of the AIPN. Guly is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the US (New York and District of Columbia), and as Solicitor in 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.

 

DATES: OCT 23-27, 2017    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

Overview

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.

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Course Outline

  • 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

 


Course Advisors

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser and outside general counsel, with 15 years of law firm experience (most recently as Partner at Dentons), advising major international companies and state-owned entities (including NOCs) on cross-border M&A and JV transactions, mainly in the energy sector. Guly also provides legal support on upstream projects, and power projects. Guly has worked on transactions and projects involving assets in over 50 countries in the Middle East, the Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America. Guly teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, and regularly speaks at events hosted by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and other leading organizations. Guly serves on the Board of Directors, and as VP External Affairs, of the AIPN. Guly is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the US (New York and District of Columbia), and as Solicitor in England and Wales.

Mr. 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.

 

 

DATES: OCT 30 - NOV 3, 2017    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 

Overview

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.

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Course Outline

  • 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 

 


Course Advisors

Mrs. Guly Sabahi is an independent legal adviser and outside general counsel, with 15 years of law firm experience (most recently as Partner at Dentons), advising major international companies and state-owned entities (including NOCs) on cross-border M&A and JV transactions, mainly in the energy sector. Guly also provides legal support on upstream projects, and power projects. Guly has worked on transactions and projects involving assets in over 50 countries in the Middle East, the Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia, and Latin America. Guly teaches at Georgetown University Law Center, and regularly speaks at events hosted by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), and other leading organizations. Guly serves on the Board of Directors, and as VP External Affairs, of the AIPN. Guly is trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions, and is admitted to practice in the US (New York and District of Columbia), and as Solicitor in England and Wales.

Mr. 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.

 

 


Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Seminar 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 32,000 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.

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2017 SEMINAR SCHEDULE


 
 
   

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