Commerce

June 6, 2017 - June 8, 2017

Workshop on Establishing a Competitive Legal and Regulatory Framework for Offshore Hydrocarbon Development

On June 6-7, CLDP led a 2-day workshop entitled Establishing a Competitive Legal and Regulatory Framework for Offshore Hydrocarbon Development in Buenos Aires, for approximately 20-25 officials from the national Ministry of Energy and Mining (MINEM), as well as provincial authorities and other organizations.

May 24, 2017 - May 26, 2017

Seychelles: Sustainable Upstream Oil and Gas Policy

On May 24-26, CLDP held a workshop in Victoria, Seychelles on developing a sustainable upstream oil and gas policy.  The workshop caps the work of several past months, in which CLDP has worked with PetroSeychelles – the national oil company and upstream regulator – to develop a policy that meets the country’s goals for domestic exploration and production in balance with the Seychelles’ unique environmental heritage and its thriving tourism industry.

May 16, 2017 - May 17, 2017

CLDP Leads Workshop on Customs Procedures for Handicraft Exports

CLDP co-hosted a Workshop on Customs Procedures for Facilitating the Export of Handicrafts in Rabat, Morocco from May 16-17, 2017 in coordination with Morocco's Maison de l'Artisan and Ministry for Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts, and Social Economy. 

May 14, 2017 - May 16, 2017

CLDP Conducts Arbitration Clause Drafting Seminar in Kuwait

On May 16, 2017, CLDP conducted a one-day seminar at the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center (KCAC) in Kuwait City on best practices in contract drafting, focusing on arbitration clauses. Enlisting the expertise of international business transactions contracting experts, CLDP and KCAC conducted a seminar on methods to limit transaction confusion and increase certainty in contract dispute resolution, which has been long sought after by US and Kuwaiti business alike. Participants in the May 16 program were representative stakeholders from government, the private sector, and legal community professionals interested in enhancing their legal drafting skills, including determining the correct terms in English and Arabic to increase requisite clarity and certainty as well as expedite the resolution of commercial conflicts quickly when they arise. This program will increase the quality and understanding of contracts clauses before business is conducted in the Arabian Peninsula, ensuring greater reliability of contract compliance and enforcement.

May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

MENA Regional Program on SME Development and Technology Transfer

From May 10-12, 2017, CLDP held a regional program with participants from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco to share best practices in promoting SME development. 

April 30, 2017 - May 5, 2017

Iraq OTC Consultations

Details coming soon.

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April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Moroccan Delegation at Tunis Handicraft Expo

CLDP sponsored a three-member Moroccan delegation to attend the Tunis Handicraft Expo from April 28-30, 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia.

April 25, 2017 - April 26, 2017

Pakistan: Marginal Gas Workshop

Details coming soon.

April 24, 2017 - April 27, 2017

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop to Support Specialized Business Courts II

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Conference on Effective Business Courts

From April 24-27 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP conducted a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional workshop, co-sponsored by the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, on best practices in improving the competence, efficiency, and transparency of specialized business courts. The event focused on the procedural and substantive elements of contract enforcement, including case management, admissibility of electronic evidence, application of international treaties, and publication of court decisions. The workshop also highlighted the importance of ensuring efficient service of process and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

The program featured Judge Kevin Castel of the Southern District of New York, as well as expert-advisors from the UAE and Tunisia. Participants included judges and court administrators from Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia, who shared best practices and solutions for the problems faced by judges in the commercial litigation field. The workshop also included a panel of attorneys who provided the private sector’s perspective and offered practical solutions. At the conclusion of the program, each delegation identified several procedural and substantive reforms that will be proposed to their respective judicial administrators, governments, and/or legislatures. This workshop is part of CLDP’s multiphase contract enforcement program to assist MENA countries in improving efficiency, predictability, and transparency in the adjudication of commercial disputes