Upcoming Seminars:
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
November 27 - December 8, 2017

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

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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.

 

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Dear Colleague:

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.

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.

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Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman

 

 

Upcoming Seminars:
ADVANCED ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION
November 6 - 17, 2017

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 Technique
  • Mediation Emphasis: mediator role and styles
  • The Role of Advocate and Litigant
  • The Arbitration Agreement
  • The Arbitration Proceedings
  • Law Governing the Merits of the Dispute
  • Court Assistance
  • Enforcement of Arbitral Awards
  • Simulated Arbitration Exercise

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950
 

 

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
November 27 - December 8, 2017

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
  • 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

Apply Now

Washington, DC; 10 Business Days; Tuition $3950

 
 
 

RELATED COURSES

   
 

ABOUT THE 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


 

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The International Law Institute (ILI) is pleased to offer our annual seminar on Advanced Arbitration and Mediation in Washington, D.C., which will run for two weeks from November 6th – 17th, 2017. The first week of the seminar will cover the “Foundations of Advanced Arbitration and Mediation.” It will provide an overview of the fundamentals of arbitration and mediation in an international context and develop participants’ understanding of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms. The second week will focus on the drafting of arbitration clauses as well as arbitral procedure, with the opportunity to participate in a mock arbitration.

Anne Marie Whitesell, the Director of the ILI’s Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, is the course advisor for the seminar. As the former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Ms. Whitesell has broad knowledge of arbitration in jurisdictions throughout the world. Her stated goal for the seminar is “to provide a better understanding of the concepts of arbitration and mediation in order to improve these systems on both the local and international level.”

Accompanying globalization and the rising number of cross-border relations during recent years, parties have increasingly sought to settle their disputes using a method other than traditional litigation. With the support of intergovernmental organizations and the development of international conventions, arbitration has become the principal method for resolving international business disputes in an expanding number of jurisdictions. “Arbitration provides a binding process that permits flexibility and neutrality, which is well suited for international disputes” said Ms. Whitesell.

Ms. Whitesell views the Advanced Arbitration and Mediation seminar as a means to examine the growing complexity of the arbitration system. Through these two one-week sessions, Ms. Whitesell and other experts will provide the groundwork necessary for a high-level understanding of international arbitration and mediation. Lectures will be supplemented by discussions among participants, who will share their perspectives from diverse countries. In the past, the sessions have included a site visit to the D.C. Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division to observe a live mediation case. Additionally, there will be a day-long mock arbitration exercise. According to Ms. Whitesell, “By the end of the seminar, our participants will be able to take home ideas on how to improve their own respective systems, which will contribute to the global advancement of international arbitration.”

By Kenneth Barragán

For more information on:   Advanced Arbitration and Mediation or Foundations of Advanced Arbitration and Mediation

To apply click on:               Online Application Form

 

DATES: MAY 7-11, 2018    
       
TUITION: $1995    
       

 

 

 


Overview

This seminar comprises the first week of the “Finance in International Development” seminar and participants will be exposed to selected topics based on the Course Outline listed under the “Finance in International Development” seminar, depending on the final schedule, but topics could include:

 

Course Outline

 

Financial Development and Economic Growth

  • Overview of the research
  • Developing local capital markets
  • Microfinance

 

Capital Flows and Development

  • Bond market development
  • Ratings and rating agencies
  • Country credit spreads
  • Exchange rate risk and management

 

Project Finance in Public-Private Partnerships

  • The market for project finance: Applications and sectors
  • Project characteristics and risk analysis
  • Designing projects and managing risk
  • Financing the deal

 

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Economic Development

  • Private equity
  • Future-flow securitization
  • Impact-investment funds
  • Diaspora remittances

 

Negotiations

  • Negotiating techniques
  • Negotiating with international donor organizations
  • Debt restructuring
  • Role of outside advisors

 

Course Advisor

Professor Reid Click is an Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. He received his Ph.D. in economics and international business from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prof. Click teaches courses in international financial management and international macroeconomics. His academic research has been published in leading journals, and he has been a consultant for several international organizations.

 

 

 


Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to announce the 2018 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.

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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Chairman's Signature

Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman

2018 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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