Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the 2019 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 38,000 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

 

2019 SEMINAR 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:


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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DATES: APR 15-19, 2019    
         
VENUE: ILI Headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA      
       
TUITION: $1995    
         

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

The frameworks for International Commercial Mediation, and Investor-State Mediation are fast developing and are potentially the most effective and cost-efficient forms of dispute resolution, both in the context of cross border international commerce, and in the investor-state investment context. One part of this seminar focuses on the new developing framework for International Commercial Mediation, including the enforcement of mediated settlements under the Singapore Convention on Mediation, and also on the Investor-State Dispute Resolution framework. The second part of this seminar focuses on skills training to manage an international commercial or investor-state mediation either as a mediator, or as a party, or as an advocate assisting a party to a mediation. Through an in-depth analysis of theory and practice with the emphasis on building skills, and by conducting a simulated-mediation, participants will acquire the skills and knowledge essential to managing the International Mediation process (including a multiparty mediation), and to reaching agreement in commercial cross border and investor-state investment disputes. All those who are involved in International Commercial Mediation or Investor-State Mediation, or who may become involved, or who are interested in these important topics, will benefit from this seminar.

Course Outline

 

Basic Standards for the Treatment of Foreign Investment

  • International Commercial Mediation Framework: the Singapore Convention on Mediation; UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation;
  • Court Assistance in the context of International Commercial Mediation: conflict between treaties or laws; more favourable national legislation rule principle; how to enforce a Settlement Agreement; how courts can be involved in an International Commercial Mediation, and similarly avoiding the involvement of courts in the mediation process;
  • Conciliation Proceedings under the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) Convention;
  • Mediating disputes involving a Government Entity;
  • Mediation Practice in the context of International Commercial Mediation:
  • Mediation Principles and Process;
  • Mediation Skills and Techniques;
  • The Roles of the Parties to a Mediation;
  • Simulated Mediation Exercise

Course Advisors

Hernando Oterois an international arbitration and mediation attorney with experience as an arbitrator, mediator and counsel record in domestic and international proceedings. He is an Alternative Dispute Resolution lecturer with the Washington College of Law (WCL) and the International Law Institute in Washington D.C. He is also a Fellow with the WCL Center on International Commercial Arbitration and the lead lecturer for its mediation course offered with JAMS. He is a peer-reviewed mediator with the District of Columbia’s Superior and Appeals Courts, a member of the roster of neutrals of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), and a CEDR certified mediator for Investor-State disputes. He has served as international arbitrator before the World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and has been appointed as an arbitrator by the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) Court of Arbitration, the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Center’s (CAC) Court of Arbitration and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the United States. He has also appeared as counsel of record in proceedings under the ICSID Convention, the ICSID Additional Facility and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

 

Upcoming Seminars:
ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
November 5-16, 2018

This course examines the practical applications of arbitration and mediation and discusses advanced legal issues in international commercial arbitration. The second week of the course takes critical focus on developing practical skills and knowledge through a simulated arbitration process. The course is intended for judges, lawyers, non-lawyer professionals who want to understand arbitration and mediation, as well as government officials, judicial officers, officials of judicial and legal training units, and court administrators.

   

Key Topics:

  • Process, Skills and Techniques
  • Finding resolution in mediation
  • The Role of Advocate and Litigant
  • The Arbitration Agreement
  • The Arbitration Proceedings
  • Court Assistance
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
November 26-30, 2018

This course teaches lawyers, and other professionals, such as international investors (whether companies or individuals), as well as government officials how to draft, negotiate and interpret bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and investment chapters of free trade agreements, and how to resolve disputes arising from them, including the valuation of damages and enforcement of arbitral awards. The use of BITs has exploded in recent years, with almost 3,000 such treaties in effect. This course provides the participants with an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles applied in Investor-State arbitration.

   

Key Topics:

  • Basic Standards for the Treatment of Foreign Investment
  • Arbitration under various treaties
  • Parallel proceedings
  • Selection of forum and the arbitrators
  • Sources and choice of applicable law
  • Key jurisdictional thresholds
  • State defenses to investor claims
  • Methods of calculating damages
  • Recognition, enforcement and challenges to an arbitral award

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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 37,000 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:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
November 26 - December 7, 2018

The use of investment treaties – including bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) - has exploded in recent years. Almost 3000 such treaties are in effect. Foreign investors have used BITs to initiate hundreds of international arbitration disputes against host governments with amounts ranging from a few million to several billion dollars in connection with foreign investments. This seminar teaches participants how to draft, negotiate, and interpret international investment treaties and also how to prevent and resolve disputes arising from them. Additionally, it includes advanced instruction in how and when international arbitration proceedings are initiated against nations that violate international treaties.

   

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 the 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

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 
 
 

 
 

RELATED COURSES

   
 

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 37,000 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 Seminar:
CONTRACT DRAFTING IN ENGLISH
October 22 - 26, 2018

This seminar focuses on the practical skills necessary for drafting contracts in English. Participants will sharpen their skills in working with legal English, and specifically drafting contracts in legal English. The emphasis is on learning by doing, and the seminar will offer the opportunity to draft and receive feedback from experts. Participants will engage in several drafting exercises and a negotiation session.

   

Key Topics:

  • Overview of the U.S. Contract Law
  • Basic Drafting Topics
  • Boilerplate Language and Utilizing Templates

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 
 

RELATED COURSES

   
 
 
 
 

 
 

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 37,000 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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