Commerce

March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017

CLDP Organizes Workshop on Franchising and Franchise Expo Visit

CLDP hosted a delegation of franchising stakeholders from Algeria and Tunisia, including government officials and private-sector representatives, in Paris, France from March 17-19, 2017, for a workshop and expo visit focused on international franchising.

March 14, 2017 - March 17, 2017

Bahrain: Workshop on Developing New Bankruptcy Law

From March 14-17, CLDP organized a workshop in Singapore for an interagency delegation of Bahraini officials to develop a new legal framework for bankruptcy. Bahrain does not currently allow for company reorganization and limits the role of creditors in the liquidation process.  By developing a new bankruptcy framework, Bahrain is seeking to provide a more efficient mechanism for creditors to maximize their recoveries and for debtors to potentially salvage their businesses. This will ultimately increase the availability of credit in the market and stimulate economic growth, creating new opportunities for U.S. exporters. At a time of low oil and gas prices, Gulf countries depend on the emergence of a diversified small and medium enterprise sector. Modern bankruptcy laws are a key condition of such emergence.

The audience included lawyers from Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism in addition to a member of Bahrain’s Shura Council--the upper house of Parliament, legal advisers from both houses of Parliament, and representatives of the Central Bank and the Economic Development Board. The workshop was led by a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge from Puerto Rico and a senior partner from a U.S. law firm and featured presentations by bankruptcy professionals, judges, and accountants based in in Singapore. Singapore is known globally for its robust bankruptcy procedures which have resulted in one of the world’s highest recovery rates for creditors. As a result of the workshop, the Bahrain delegation has finalized a timeline for the completion of the first draft of the law and developed a framework that it will present to the private sector and other stakeholders for comments. The costs of the program were co-financed by the Government of Bahrain.

February 20, 2017 - February 21, 2017

CLDP Co-Sponsors Franchise Workshops in Tunisia

CLDP and AC Franchise organized two franchising workshops in Tunis, Tunisia from February 20-21, 2017. 

February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Organizes International Arbitration Pre-Moot Competition for Law Students at Tech Company

CLDP held a three-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Training and Competition in Mostar, BiH on February 17-19, 2017. The program focused on the third and final element of the Vis Moot preparatory process: oral advocacy.

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

CLDP Conducted TCTP program on SMEs for ASEAN countries

On February 13-17, CLDP, in cooperation with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and training agency Globalab, conducted a TCTP training course on small and medium enterprise ecosystems

January 24, 2017 - January 26, 2017

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop to Support Specialized Business Courts

On January 24-26, CLDP conducted a workshop in Kuwait, in coordination with the Supreme Council on Planning and Development, on best practices in making specialized business courts more competent, efficient and transparent. The workshop focused primarily on the procedural elements that are needed for a successful business court including the development of local procedural rules, mechanisms to fast track cases and obtain injunctive relief, clear and efficient jurisdictional boundaries, and judicial education programs to prepare judges for complex domestic and cross-border disputes.

January 24, 2017 - January 25, 2017

Nepal Workshop on Financial Risk Mitigation in Power Purchase Agreements

On January 24-25, CLDP held a workshop in Kathmandu for officials from the Ministry of Energy, Nepal Investment Board, Office of the Millennium Challenge, Nepal Electricity Authority and the Ministry of Finance and other energy-related agencies on currency risk and volatility in the cross-border power trading context. The workshop focused on currency risk and volatility as it affects power purchase agreements and solutions for mitigating currency risk and attracting foreign investment. The workshop is part of the Department of State's Indo-Pacific Economic Corridor Initiative aimed at increasing cross-border investment in energy and power trading in South Asia.

December 14, 2016 - December 17, 2016

Afghanistan: Judicial Capacity Building Phase I

CLDP, in partnership with the International Finance Corporation, trained Afghan commercial court judges and officials from the Ministry of Justice on the newly reformed Movable and Immovable Property Laws on December 14-17, 2016. 

December 13, 2016 - December 15, 2016

Colombia: Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Oil and Gas Development

On December 13-15, CLDP conducted a workshop in Bogota on Community and Stakeholder Engagement in Oil and Gas Development.

December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016

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 held in Tunis from December 7-8, 2016.