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International government contracting is a growing option for businesses to expand and remain competitive in this increasingly global marketplace.
 
Securing a contract to provide goods and services to international governments requires a clear understanding of a broad array of rules, from export controls to anti-corruption requirements.  Broader international trade agreements and special procurement obligations may also apply, binding contractors to a complex and unforeseen body of restrictons that may be costly to navigate. 
 
Federal Publications Seminars' program on International Government Contracting will review major legal and practical issues contractors should understand when engaging in international government procurement.  This course will explain the global government contracts landscape while offering guiding insights from seasoned advisors with experience working on a variety of international contracting matters.
 
Some sample topics covered in this program include:
 
-- Foreign Military Sales, Direct Commercial Sales
-- Free Trade, Protectionism, Domestic Preferences
-- Export Controls, FCPA, OECD Anti-Corruption
-- UNCITRAL Model Procurement Law
-- World Bank, USAID programs
-- Comparative Law Issues
-- Offsets in International Defense Contracting
-- International Arbitration & Contract Performance
 
Join Federal Publications Seminars for a timely and instructive review of this developing practice!

Dates and Locations
October 23-24, 2014
Waterview Conference Center at CEB
Arlington, VA
$1180.00
DAILY SCHEDULE
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DAY ONE

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Global Government Contracting: A Comparative Law Overview of Major Government Contracting Economies

Free Trade v. Protectionism in the United States

The U.S. As a Military Exporter and Financier: United States Foreign Military Sales; Direct Commercial Sales; and the Foreign Military Financing Programs

12:00 to 1:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK


1:00 to 4:00 PM

United States Agency For International Development Programs

The World Bank Public Procurement System

Private Financing of International Government Contracts: Letters of Credit

DAY TWO

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

The UNCITRAL Model Procurement Code

Offsets in the World of International Defense Contracting

Export Controls in the Global Market: A Comparative Law Analysis of United States; European Union and Other Major Defense and High Technology Exporting Countries

12:00 to 1:00 PM
LUNCH BREAK

1:00 to 4:00 PM

Combating International Corruption in International Trade and Public Procurement

Resolving Performance Issues Under International Government Contracts: International Arbitration and Mediation

CHRISTOPHER R. YUKINS
Christopher Yukins is Professor of Government Contracts Law; Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at The George Washington University School of Law.

Professor Yukins has many years of experience in public procurement law. He was for several years a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he handled trials and appeals involving bid protests and contract claims against the U.S. government.

Mr. Yukins teaches on government contract formations and performance issues, bid protests, Contract Disputes Act litigation, and comparative issues in public procurement, and focuses especially on emerging public policy questions in U.S. procurement.  He is an active member of the Public Contract Law Section of the American Bar Association, serves on the steering committee to the International Procurement Committee of the ABA International Law Section, and previously served as the president of the Tysons Corner Chapter of the National Contract Management Association.

He is a faculty advisor to the Public Contract Law Journal, and has contributed pieces on procurement reform, international procurement, electronic commerce and information technology to a broad range of journals, including Washington Technology, Government Contractor, Legal Times, and Federal Computer Week.  Mr. Yukins has published on procurement reform in scholarly journals, including the Public Contract Law Journal, Georgetown Journal of International Law, and Public Procurement Law Review (United Kingdom).

In private practice, Professor Yukins has been an associate, partner, and of counsel at leading national firms; he is currently of counsel to the firm of Arnold & Porter LLP. He is an advisor to the U.S. delegation to the working group on reform of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Procurement Law, and he teaches and speaks often on issues of comparative and international procurement law.

ALLEN B. GREEN
Allen Green is a Partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP.

With 36 years of experience, Allen B. Green has engaged in extensive litigation and counseling on a wide range of international matters. He represents clients in international arbitration and court litigation, focusing on those involving governmental parties.

Mr. Green counsels and represents clients before federal agencies concerning the U.S. government's regulation of exports, including, in particular, U.S. export controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and trade embargoes. He has testified before the Congress on FCPA amendments and has worked on all aspects of international government contracting over the years, including foreign military sales, direct “FMF” sales and US AID contracts and regulations.

Mr. Green currently heads the firm's International Practice Group.

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This Program is eligible for: 13.0 (CPE) hours of credit
Program Level: Basic
Program Prerequisite: None
Advance Preparation: None
Method: Group-Live
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CLP HOURS
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