CLDP Chief Counsel Steve Gardner joined Secretary Pritzker in Burma, where her delegation met with President Thein Sein and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Aung Sang Suu Kyi. The delegation discussed Burma’s continuing legal reforms, with particular emphasis on commercial law. CLDP will continue implementing programs in Burma on energy and will begin technical assistance on arbitration and public procurement.
CLDP is partnering with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Government of Ukraine to improve the quality of trade and economic policy formulation in Ukraine’s efforts to fulfill World Trade Organization (WTO) rights and obligations.
CLDP in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the Institute for Training and Judicial Studies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to build the capacity of the UAE judiciary in adjudicating commercial cases.
CLDP provides commercial law training to Afghan businesses to strengthen the Afghan private sector.
In the context of the President's Power Africa Initiative, CLDP is coordinating the development of annotated core agreements for power generation projects within Power Africa countries. These agreements will be used as negotiation and capacity development tools for Power Africa governments and other stakeholders with the goal of reducing the development time cycle for power projects.
CLDP in Action
In early November 2014, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of international experts to draft and publish a handbook on Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The handbook is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them. The group of experts, all whom contributed their time on a pro-bono basis, included contributors from governments, development banks, private banks and leading international law firms.
CLDP is conducting two Legislative Drafting Training Workshops on December 1-5 and December 8-12, 2014 in Paris, France for 45 participants from Afghanistan and GCC countries.
In conjunction with local Afghan partners and CLDP’s U.S.-based experts, CLDP will conduct commercial dispute resolution training in Manama, Bahrain December 2 – 8 for newly hired...
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