ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
November 4-15, 2013
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
December 2-13, 2013

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.
ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

This course strengthens participants' knowledge of alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR) and arbitration. The course examines the theory behind the advanced legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration, and emphasizes the development of practical skills through case studies, workshops and exercises. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals, executive branch government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.

Key Topics:
  • The Arbitration Agreement
  • The Arbitral Tribunal
  • The Arbitration Proceedings
  • Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute
  • Court Measures
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: Case studies
  • Issues of Particular Interest
  • Negotiation & Mediation: Process, Skills and Techniques
  • Mediation Emphasis
  • Finding resolution in mediation (incorporating important aspects introduced above, such as uncovering interests and breaking deadlock)
  • The Role of Advocate and Litigant

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


INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT AGREEMENTS AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION

This course 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. In 2010, almost 3,000 such treaties were in effect. This course provides students with the basics of foreign investment law and regulation and advanced instruction in how and when to initiate arbitration proceedings 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

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