December 10, 2017 - December 12, 2017

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Conducts First-of-Kind Saudi Women’s Legal Negotiation Workshop

On December 10 – 12, CLDP, in cooperation with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), will host a Women’s Legal Workshop on Negotiation and Mediation to a group of 35 distinguished female lawyers and legal professionals.  Participants were selected through a rigorous application process, conducted by SCCA, which received over 500 applications.  The workshop will be the first of its kind in providing customized legal skills training in negotiation and mediation.  During the workshop, participants will engage in extensive simulations, case studies, and role play, aimed to provide practical exposure to the process of negotiation and mediation of commercial and non-commercial transactions.  Given the amount of interest and demand for legal workshops for women, SCCA has requested that CLDP conduct a series of workshops to address various legal topics that will empower women legal practitioners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

December 7, 2017 - December 13, 2017

CLDP Organizes 2 MENA Workshops on International Arbitration

CLDP hosted two programs on international arbitration in Tunis, Tunisia and Casablanca, Morocco from December 7-13, 2017. 

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017

CLDP Supports Tunis Med Franchise Expo

As part of its continued cooperation with the Tunis Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Government of Tunisia, CLDP organized workshops on franchising during the TunisMed Franchise Expo in Tunis from December 6-7, 2017. 

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017

Kuwait: CLDP Trains Judges in Alternative Dispute Resolution

On December 6–7, CLDP conducted a two-day conference in Kuwait City to train judges regarding their roles in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  CLDP worked in close cooperation with the Kuwait Supreme Council of Planning and Development and the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies to organize the training workshop, and enlisted the expertise of judges and international dispute resolution experts to focus on best practices in referring and awarding alternative dispute resolution decisions.  Program experts included the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Senior Judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Mostafa Abdel Ghaffar from the Saudi Arabia Center for Commercial Arbitration.  Participants in the program increased their understanding of the role of judges in alternative dispute resolution in commercial cases, and are helping to ensure greater reliability of contract compliance and enforcement for American businesses operating in Kuwait.

December 5, 2017 - December 7, 2017

CLDP Advises Government of Chile on Sustainable Advanced Oil and Gas Development

On December 5-7, CLDP joined a delegation from the Department of State and the Department of Interior to provide a three-day workshop to the Government of Chile in Punta Arenas.

December 1, 2017 - December 2, 2017

CLDP Hosts Judicial Workshop on Bankruptcy Adjudication for Georgian Judges

On December 1-2, 2017, CLDP, in partnership with The High School of Justice (HSOJ) and Embassy Tbilisi, held a two-day workshop on insolvency law in Tbilisi, Georgia. The workshop was led by  U.S. Chief Bankruptcy Judge, Michael Williamson, Middle District of Florida, and Dave Curry, a retired partner from the law firm Mayer Brown, LLP and expert in corporate restructuring and rehabilitation.

November 20, 2017

West Bank: CLDP Paves Path for IP Judicial Development in the West Bank

On November 20, CLDP and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service met with high-level officials from the Palestinian Attorney General’s Office and the Higher Judicial Council to determine next steps for CLDP’s technical assistance on intellectual property (IP) in the West Bank.

November 19, 2017

West Bank: CLDP Assists Palestinian Authority in Developing Competition Law

On November 19, CLDP and the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service met with the Palestinian Legislative Review Committee for Competition Law to review a recently updated draft law that was requested by the prime minister.

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Bahrain Public Procurement Workshop Phase I

On November 14-15, CLDP held a workshop to support the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism’s initiative to develop new procurement laws and regulations to support small-and medium-sized businesses in Bahrain. The workshop also supported the newly formed working group of key ministries agencies, and stakeholders that will develop the new laws. Expert-advisors for the program included the Small Business Administration’s Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, John Klein, and the general counsel for a procurement consulting firm in the United States. The advisors discussed U.S. procurement best practices in ensuring transparent and efficient standards and in promoting small-business set-asides. This workshop is the first in a series of programs on procurement best practices in Bahrain, which will help level the playing field for domestic and international companies bidding on government contracts.

November 13, 2017 - November 16, 2017

Iraq: CLDP supports Iraq in developing downstream opportunities for US investors

From November 13 - 16, CLDP provided consultations to a high-level delegation from Iraq's Ministry of Oil on developing investment projects that would attract US investors, companies, and technologies.