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The International Chamber of Commerce - ICC and the International Law Institute - ILI are pleased to announce the re-publication for the Chinese market of our two volume series "Business Guide to Trade and Investment". Both volumes have been updated to include global trade issues, and have been translated into Chinese.  The ICC publisher in China is Nanjing University Press - NUP.  Both Vol. 1 "Trade," and Vol. 2 "Investment" will be available through the NUP website.  English versions are made available through the ICC on line bookstore.

The publications will have their official launch in Shanghai on September 23, 2019



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Denis Karimov presenting on “Legal Reform as a Catalyst for Sustained Economic Growth in Russia”

The International Law Institute was proud to have sponsored and hosted Mr. Denis Karimov as ILI’s 2019 Victor Mozolin Visiting Scholar Fellow, during the month of April and early May.

Mr. Karimov is one of the leading experts and commentators on Russian Administrative Law. He serves as an Administrative Law Expert to the Representative of the Presidential Commissioner for Entrepreneurs Rights. Mr. Karimov is a practicing lawyer and a legal researcher at Ural State University. As a scholar and practitioner, Denis has published over 80 academic articles on administrative law issues and maintains several blogs in Russia devoted to advancing knowledge and discussions related to administrative law with focus on important commercial and procedural subject matter. [] 

Mr. Karimov’s fellowship focused on comparing Russian and US law, procedure, and standards of Public Administration and the interplay of Civil Law and Administrative Law structure of Russia and the Common Law structure of the US. Additionally, to better understand the foundational principles on which US administrative review and procedure is built; the unique authorities of administrative courts in the US (which differ substantially from those in Russia); and the comparative advantages of both the Russian and US systems in resolving administrative challenges while ensuring the continued efficiencies and effectiveness of the agencies in question.

During his time in the US, Mr. Karimov conducted extensive legal and policy research and the Law Library of Congress and the Georgetown University Law School.  Denis met with judges and representatives from state and federal administrative agencies including judges of the US Court of Federal Claims, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Administrative Courts of Colorado, in addition to other subject matter experts.

During his fellowship Mr. Karimov held a forum where he presented to panel of senior government officials, law partners and trade representatives on “Legal Reform as a Catalyst for Sustained Economic Growth in Russia”.  The forum was conducted at the at the US Russia Business Council, where Mr. Karimov shed insight on properties on Russian Administrative Law influence on Civil Law, business and rationale of Russian legal tradition of public administration, value, for its existing structure and where opportunites exist for further enhancement. 

The Victor Mozolin Visiting Scholar Fellowship was created to honor and continue the work of the Russian legal scholar Viktor Pavlovich Mozolin, professor at Moscow State University. In 1970, while with the University of Peoples' Friendship, Professor Mozolin met with ILI Chairman, Prof. Don Wallace Jr., at Georgetown University Law Center where they formed a lifelong relationship. Both Prof. Mozolin and Prof. Wallace worked closely under IREX [International Research & Exchanges Board] on scholarly exchanges of experts between the US and the former USSR. Together, they established multiple exchanges and legal conferences. Through the International Law Institute, Prof. Mozolin published scholarly books involving comparative contract law and property law in the US and the USSR. The International Law Institute recognizes Prof. Mozolin for his intellect, his academic influence in advancing the corporate and commercial law system in the USSR to make its economy more efficient and productive, and for his never ending dedication to expanding rule of law.

This fellowship is administered, in close cooperation with William Pomeranz, Deputy Director of the Keenan Institute, a division of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars []; Randy Bregman of the US Russia Business Council []; and Prof. Don Wallace Jr and Robert Sargin of the International Law Institute.


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The International Law Institute is excited to have entered into an Inter-Institutional Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Lawyers Association [ILA].  []

The goals of this MOU is to expand academic and technical programs and exchanges between our institutions and the members and participants of each.

The basis of both institutions is to foster the rule of law and to do so through advancing of the level of professional capacity so that professionals may achieve practical solutions to present and future problems in ways that suit their nations’ own needs.

ILI believes that economic growth is achieved through the right combination of enlightened policies, capable administration, and an active private sector. The process includes developing a transparent, efficient, and stable legal system, sound financial institutions, and a core of trained, able individuals in various professions.

The institutions that matter – good governance, stable legal and judicial systems, transparent procurement policies, and functioning capital markets – are fundamental. These are, however, only as effective as the people who create and manage them.

The International Law Institute and the Indian Lawyers Association recognize the value and wealth of the international resources we each can bring to accomplish and sustain our mutual capacity building goals.

The agreement and relationship was formulated between Manuj Bhardwaj, Secretary General of the Indian Lawyers Association and Robert Sargin, Deputy Director of the International Law Institute.

We each look forward to a long and productive relationship.


The Indian Lawyers Association (“ILA”) was founded in 2018 and is a voluntary professional organization for the legal professionals of India. Membership is open to lawyers, judges, professors, law students, and others interested in the law and the legal profession. The ILA has been formed to shape the future of the legal profession throughout India.

ILA aims to support the legal profession by offering access to practical resources for legal professionals to help improve the administration of justice, establish ethical codes, and develop a professional network. ILA promotes an exchange of information between the 400+ ILA Chapters nationwide.

Aims and Objectives

  • Serve Our Members
  1. Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth and quality of life.
  2. To provide mentorship and support for our regional chapters, and its members.
  3. To provide a platform for networking and professional development opportunities for individual law students and lawyers

  • Improve Our Profession
  1. Promote the highest quality legal education.
  2. Promote competence, ethical conduct and professionalism.
  3. Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession.

  • Eliminate Bias and Enhance Diversity
  1. Promote full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system by all persons.
  2. Eliminate bias in the legal profession and the justice system.

  • Advance the Rule of Law
  1. Increase public understanding of, and respect for, the rule of law, the legal process, and the role of the legal profession at home and throughout the world.
  2. Hold governments accountable under law.
  3. Work for just laws, including human rights, and a fair legal process.
  4. Assure meaningful access to justice for all persons.
  5. Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary.
  6. Provide access to a network of pro bono services.



The International Law Institute "ILI" is a leading provider of training and technical assistance in international law, international economics, and other aspects of international relations.  Established in 1955 and formerly part of  Georgetown University, ILI is now an independent, non-political, non-profit 501 c 3 educational institute serving a global constituency.  More than 38,000 participants, from over 186 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates. ILI also provides technical expertise to developing nations in the drafting of laws and the designing of their economic and government policies, in efforts to further support and promote good and efficient governance through the rule of law.

ILI presents approximately 40 - 50 core-training programs each year in our facility in Washington, DC.

ILI conducts another 15-20 specialized programs are conducted annually in the U.S. and abroad, at the request of foreign governments, the World Bank, or other multilateral sponsoring agencies.

ILI has drafted over 40 laws (ratified) for developing countries; designed and implemented country systems (Arbitration / Mediation, Public Procurement; Banking System; Anti-Corruption protocols) among other notable achievements. 

ILI works closely with many governments across the globe including the US where we work with the US Foreign Service Institute on International Trade and Investments.

The ILl is an official training partner of the IFC [International Finance Corporation — World Bank] on private sector investments in large public works.

ILI is also certified by China’s State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs [SAFEA] and ranks as a leading provider of technical training on law and governance to China for Chinese government officials, SOEs, legal practitioners, and private sector officers.  ILI is also a founding member of the Belts and Road International Lawyer Association of China.

The ILI holds observer status at UNCITRAL - the United National United Nations Commission on International Trade Law; UNIDROIT - the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law; and the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

ILI is headquartered in Washington, DC, with independent regional centers in Kampala, Uganda; Abuja, Nigeria; Cairo, Egypt; Santiago, Chile; Istanbul, Turkey; a representatives office in Beijing, China.

ILI is also partnered with government entities, institutions, and universities in India, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Mexico, Italy, and Singapore to also train international officials.

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On Tuesday May 14, 2019, the anniversary of the 1955 signing of the Warsaw Pact, the International Law Institute (ILI), in cooperation with the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies (IUCTS), the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies, and the Center for National Security Law of the University of Virginia Law School, hosted a Special Ambassador’s Forum on “The Role of Diplomacy in the World’s Future.” With opening remarks from ILI Chairman Don Wallace and moderated by Professor Yonah Alexander of IUCTS and Ambassador (Ret.) Charles Ray, the panel included Ambassador (Ret). Ronald Neumann, Ambassador (Ret.) Lino Gutierrez, New Zealand Ambassador to the U.S. Rosemary Banks, and Dr. Mir Sadat, Director of Defense and Space Policy, U.S. National Security Council. General [Ret.] Alfred Gray, Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. and Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Baord of Regents at the Potomac Institute presented concluding remarks and provided unique perspectives on these critial global issues and strategies.

Notable points discussed included the significance of both individual and state actors in the global arena, the enduring importance of the classic responsibilities of diplomacy, the new challenges diplomacy faces, the inseparability of politics and economics, the strategic importance of space, and the need for better educating the public about the work of diplomats. The International Law Institute appreciates the participation of the panelists and attendees and looks forward to further events with these institutional partners.


IUCTS May 14 2019 Event

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Lagos, Nigeria | July 8 -19, 2019


The World Bank's International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Georgetown University Law Center (Georgetown Law) and International Law Institute – African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE) are delighted to offer a high-level, intensive and practical 10-day program on Investment Arbitration, specially designed for public and private sector African professionals.

With the current levels of investment on the continent, arbitration is an increasingly important area of knowledge and specialization that calls for more participation from African counsel and arbitrators.

Jointly designed by three highly respected global institutions, this program will give participants the opportunity to:

• Learn first-hand from, and engage with ICSID counsel and seasoned arbitration practitioners;
• Gain insight into jurisdiction and substantive protections in investment arbitration;
• Review the practice and procedures in investment arbitration;
• Discuss recent trends in investment arbitration involving African states and their impact;
• Discuss remedies and costs, as well as recognition and enforcement;
• Examine case studies for enhanced learning on practice, global trends and best practices;
• Sharpen their skills and knowledge through participating in a mock arbitration; and
• Earn certification jointly awarded by ICSID, Georgetown Law and ILI-ACLE.

Learning Outcome: By the end of this premium program, participants will have enhanced knowledge and skills in navigating the practice and procedures in investment arbitration, particularly the special procedures in ICSID arbitration.

TUITION: $1,500 per participant.

APPLY NOW: Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for application details or call us on +256 753979825 or +256 754500504 (WhatsApp).

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