Commerce

April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018

South Asia Regional Land Acquisition Forum

On April 16-18, CLDP conducted a land acquisition program for stakeholders from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka that play a role in acquiring land for public projects.

April 16, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia Consultations on Implementing New Bankruptcy Law

From April 16 – 20, CLDP hosted a delegation of 16 judges and government officials from Saudi Arabia, headed by the Deputy Minister of Justice, for consultations on developing a successful bankruptcy system in Saudi Arabia and improving the transparency and efficiency of its commercial courts.

April 16, 2018 - April 17, 2018

Unconventional Regulations for Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons in Colombia

CLDP organized a two-day Regulating the Exploration and Production of Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources  Workshop on April 16 and 17 in Bogota, Colombia for approximately 40 officials from key agencies overseeing oil and gas development in Colombia. 

April 16, 2018 - April 20, 2018

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Organizes Consultations on Implementing New Bankruptcy Law

From April 16-20, a delegation of 16 judges and government officials from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), headed by the Deputy Minister of Justice, participated in consultations on developing a bankruptcy system in KSA and improving the transparency and efficiency of its commercial courts. Participants attended a bankruptcy trial in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, as well as commercial cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and the New York State Supreme Court’s Commercial Division. The participants learned about the process by which bankruptcy cases are adjudicated in the U.S.; how a transparent and predictable bankruptcy system can help attract foreign investment; the role of court automation and case management technology in ensuring efficient and transparent adjudication of disputes; and valuation methods and the enforcement of cross border bankruptcy judgments, which is becoming increasingly important with the global nature of commercial lending. Earlier this year, KSA promulgated a new bankruptcy law that provides debtors and creditors with court supervised solutions for failing companies, including business restructuring. CLDP was instrumental in the development of the new law and is now collaborating with the Government of Saudi Arabia to train the judges that will preside over insolvency proceedings and the government stakeholders that will regulate the bankruptcy system.

April 9, 2018 - April 11, 2018

West Africa: Competitive Tendering of Power Projects

On April 9-11, CLDP hosted a workshop for representatives from Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea, Togo and Niger.The three-day workshop featured an in-depth explanation of the procurement of power projects using the Understanding Series handbooks and case-studies of best practices for the procurement of Independent Power Projects (IPPs) through competitive tenders.

April 8, 2018 - April 9, 2018

West Bank: CLDP Hosts Franchise Workshop with Current and Prospective Investors

On April 10, CLDP, in cooperation with U.S. Commercial Service and the Ministry of National Economy, hosted a consultation with current franchisees of local and foreign brands, as well as prospective franchise investors. The workshop provided a primer on how to attract foreign franchises, the franchise business model, and current trends and investment outlooks of major US and foreign brands in the Middle East. Participants also learned about how to benefit from participating in key franchise expos, specifically the International Franchise Expo in New York this May 2018. For their part, investors shared information on commercial and legal factors impacting the development of the franchise industry in the West Bank.

April 6, 2018 - April 7, 2018

West Bank: CLDP Conducts Trademark Workshop for Palestinian Judges and Prosecutors

On April 6-7, CLDP, in cooperation with the Higher Judicial Council and the Office of the Attorney General, hosted a two-day workshop on the calculation of damages in trademark cases. CLDP, along with Judge Denise Cote from the Southern District of New York and Dorian Mazurkevich from USPTO, guided 25 Judges and Prosecutors in understanding different models of calculating damages under civil and common law, specifically in the use of statutory damages. The participants engaged in a simulated case study that enabled them to apply the current IP law to the calculation of damage of a civil trademark. The exercise was key in facilitating dialogue among judges and prosecutors on application of the current law, which led them to appreciate the need to review the current draft IP law and address gaps to providing civil right to damages in trademark cases. As a new IP law is being drafted, the workshop was timely in providing guidance on the calculation of damages of civil cases that may arise from criminal cases brought by the Office of the Attorney General. Currently, the IP law is a hybrid of British, Ottoman, Jordanian, and Egyptian law. 

March 29, 2018 - April 4, 2018

Morocco-Tunisia: CLDP Leads Conferences on Best Practices in Court Automation

In an effort to encourage investment and economic growth by introducing best practices in contract enforcement, CLDP is providing technical assistance to the Governments of Morocco and Tunisia.

March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Algeria and Tunisia: CLDP Organizes Franchise Training at Paris Franchise Expo

CLDP hosted a delegation of franchising stakeholders from Algeria and Tunisia, including government officials and private-sector executives, in Paris, France from March 23-25, 2018, for a workshop and expo visit focused on international franchising.