Upcoming Seminars:
INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
September 2-20, 2019

The International Procurement program covers the institutional, legal, financial 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, and comprehensive coverage of the open tender system. The seminar incorporates the recent developments in procurement policy undertaken by the World Bank, African Development Bank and other regional multilateral financial institutions.

   

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

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

COUNTRY PROCUREMENT SYSTEMS
September 2-13

This seminar is designed to introduce participants to the strategies, approaches and tools for developing effective country public procurement systems. It highlights the essential aspects of a well-designed country procurement system covering legal, institutional, operational, professional, and transparency aspects. It approaches the public procurement system of a country as part of its governance framework, looking at transparency and accountability within policies, legislation and regulations. Recently, the World Bank, African Development Bank, and the Asian Development Bank have changed their procurement frameworks. Such developments are a testimony to the increased reliance on the use of countries' institutions and systems. Utilizing a country´s own procurement system strengthens its capacity to sustainably define, execute and account for its policies.

   

Key Topics:

  • Overview of Public Procurement Reform and Country Procurement Systems
  • Legislative and Regulatory Framework
  • Institutional, Operational and Organizational Resources
  • Professional Procurement Workforce
  • Introducing new Procurement Policies and Practices

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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 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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Upcoming Seminars:
CAPITAL MARKETS: DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION
October 7-18, 2019

This course highlights the major issues and procedures relating to the development and regulation of capital and securities markets in developing economies. Participants will discuss the major building blocks of an effective capital market and the policy environment needed to help its development. The course also includes issues related to the growing interaction of emerging markets with developed capital markets.

   

Key Topics:

  • Legal, Regulatory and Institutional Framework
  • Development of Capital Markets
  • Role of Participants in Capital Markets
  • Typical Field Trips (selection based on availability)

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS FINANCIAL AND RISK ANALYSIS
November 18-22, 2019

Financial assessments of proposed projects have become necessary for countries considering PPPs for infrastructure projects. These assessments are essential to attracting private investors. This is particularly important for countries with substantial needs in infrastructure rehabilitation and expansion. The workshop primarily focuses on two financial models: graphical and numerical, which have proven quite successful for preliminary financial evaluations when detailed data and financial arrangements are not yet fully defined.

This seminar provides a review of essential concepts and available toolkits, case studies, hands-on conceptual and numerical exercises, attendees of the ILI course on Financial and Risk Analysis of projects will deepen their understanding on the key principles behind PPPs (also known as P3s), alternative delivery methods, financial and risk assessments, and the role they can play in improving service quality, addressing O&M challenges, and delivering essential infrastructure (e.g. transport, energy, water, wastewater, building) projects.

* Workshop participants are encouraged to obtain, prior to the workshop, basic data available on an existing or proposed PPP project of their interest. If this is not feasible, pro forma data will be provided at the seminar.

   

Key Topics:

  • Financial assessments of PPP projects
  • Overview of PPP options and strategies
  • Policy and Planning
  • Implementation and Monitoring

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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 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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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:
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Upcoming Seminars:
ADVANCED LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING
July 15-26, 2019

This course offers an intensive experience in drafting legislation. The course assists participants in mastering legislative provisions that pose special challenges to legislative drafters. Participants will draft all language necessary to develop and amend a simple bill as it would move through the legislative process and will also organize and draft a long, complex bill involving the reorganization of government bodies. Some prior experience in legislative drafting or legislation is helpful.


   

Key Topics:

  • Drafting a Simple Bill
  • Drafting Amendments to a Bill and to Law
  • Instruction on Specialized Legislative Processes
  • Drafting a Government Grant Program
  • Drafting Government Reorganization
  • Drafting a Complex Bill

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

LEGISLATIVE STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
September 23 - October 4, 2019

This seminar focuses on skills necessary to sustain a modern legislature. Elected officials and legislative staff at the National, State, and International level are ideal candidates for this seminar. Legislatures work under constant pressure to enact laws and review national policies efficiently and effectively in an ever-changing and complex environment. Working in this environment requires close attention to how the process is managed and how the institutions function. The focus of this seminar will be organizational structure and practical techniques for managing legislative institutions. Considering the ILI's location in Washington, DC, references and site visits will be made to the U.S. Congress and a State Assembly.


   

Key Topics:

  • The relationship between career and political staff appointments
  • Comparative analysis of legislative and parliamentary models
  • How to work with leadership offices and through committees
  • Budgeting, staffing and training
  • Determining what legislative support offices are appropriate for a specific country or state
  • Site visits: U.S. Congress, U. S. Library of Congress, State Legislatures in Washington D. C.

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
 

WORKSHOP ON LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING
October 7-18, 2019

This seminar stresses learning by doing. Participants will convert specific legislative proposals into the drafting of bills. Instruction will include the basics in drafting common statutory provisions. The United States legislative process will be introduced as a case study.


   

Key Topics:

  • Legislative Drafting Principles and Analysis
  • Elements of Legislative Drafting: Rules and Exercises
  • Hands-On Drafting of Legislation
  • Drafting Common Legislative Provisions
  • Legislative Process

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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 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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1055 Thomas Jefferson St., NW Suite M-100 Washington, DC 20007
Tel: 202.247.6006 Fax: 202.247.6010 Website:
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The International Law Institute (ILI) is delighted to offer a new seminar on 2019 Antitrust and Competition Laws: Foundations and New Developments that will take place at their headquarters in Washington, DC from June 3rd - 7th, 2019. From the formation and collapse of cartels to intellectual property licensing practices, this seminar will explore the fundamental components of antitrust law under the guidance of Howard W. Fogt, an experienced antitrust and competition lawyer who has practiced extensively in both Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium.

In an ever-expanding global marketplace, international companies increasingly find themselves having to navigate the murky waters of competition law while doing business under many countries’ competition enforcement authorities at once. In a now-notorious case of conspiring to fix prices and allocate sales volumes in the market for lysine, an animal feed additive, American company Archer Daniels Midlands and its Japanese and Korean co-conspirators were able to overcharge lysine buyers in excess of $70 million over a three-year period. However, after having been investigated, indicted, and fined by the US Department of Justice for violating US antitrust laws, these companies faced legal fees and damages five times the amount of their profits from overcharging buyers, and some of their executives faced jail-time. With a renewed vigor on the part of enforcement authorities to identify cartels, an understanding of antitrust law has become all the more vital to conduct business on an international scale.

Mr. Fogt notes, “In the United States, people are subject to US antitrust laws. The US law, unlike most antitrust law, is criminal in nature, at least in part… what I hope to achieve is the ability of the participant to understand the fundamentals of the antitrust principles and then to be able to compare his or her experience in his or her country with what those principles mean and help them to come to some decision about what he or she can do when they return home, particularly if they work for their government.”

This seminar is intended to provide an introduction to antitrust and competition law, and investment control laws for participants from countries where the antitrust infrastructure is relatively new or fragile, and who commonly have had little to no exposure to this subject area. Mr. Fogt hopes to equip participants with the knowledge to better examine their country’s competition laws in view of their policy objectives.

Mr. Fogt points out, “The goal is to give participants an understanding of what the process is and why, in a market economy, competition can be important to deliver to consumers, whether they’re individuals or companies, products and services that are at the lowest and best prices with the best quality.”

The seminar will pair informative lectures on the goals of competition policies, the substantive and procedural aspects of competition policies, and new developments in the field with an advocacy session that will challenge participants, both individually and on teams, to evaluate fact patterns and “solve” hypothetical scenarios in a mock courtroom setting. Participants will also meet with key staff members of the Federal Trade Commission at the U.S. Antitrust Enforcement Agency in downtown Washington, DC.

Howard W. Fogt has practiced antitrust and competition law for more than 40 years as a partner in the Washington DC and Brussels Belgium offices of Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice has involved counselling/litigating on cartels, dominant positions, mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures, information exchanges and the IP/antitrust interface as well as antitrust/competition law in international trade. Mr. Fogt taught EU competition law at Georgetown University Law Center.

He has written and spoken extensively on U.S. EU and international antitrust issues. Prior to entering private practice, he was a law clerk on the Ohio Supreme Court and Associate Counsel on the Antitrust Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is admitted to the Ohio State Bar, the Bar of the District of Columbia and the United States Supreme Court. He is fluent in English and French.

 

By Jillian Skonieczka

For more information on: http://ili.org/training/ili-brochure/upcoming-programs-and-events/908-2019-antitrust-and-competition-laws-foundations-and-new-developments.html

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Upcoming Seminars:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
December 2-13, 2019

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 about 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:

  • 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
  • Arbitration under various treaties, including ICSID, NAFTA, CAFTA, ECT and UNCITRAL
  • Role of the arbitral tribunal and conduct of proceedings
  • Recognition, enforcement and challenges to an arbitral award

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Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

MULTILATERAL AND REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS
December 2-6, 2019

The seminar will cover the basic GATT and WTO rules, and examine the implications of the massive growth of Regional Trade Agreements. The course is designed to help governments and enterprises to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by multilateral and regional trade agreements, as well as to deal with their challenges. It will be taught by present and former senior government officials, leading academics and practitioners, and officials from multinational organizations.

   

Key Topics:

  • GATT and GATS provisions authorizing RTAs
  • The pros and cons of RTAs
  • The growth of "Megaregionals"
  • Dispute settlement in RTAs
  • Creation and operation of the WTO
  • WTO rules governing trade in goods, services and intellectual property
  • WTO dispute settlement

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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 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.

 

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:
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