Commerce

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.

March 22, 2018 - March 24, 2018

West Bank: CLDP Discusses E-Prosecution at the 8th Annual Palestine Public Prosecution Conference

On March 22-24, CLDP was represented by Mr. Brian Pearce and Professor Michael Landau at the 8th Annual Palestine Public Prosecutors Conference. Pearce and Landau provided key remarks on e-prosecution, focusing on cyber and IP crimes. Conference attendees consisted of over 200 participants, including Palestinian Public Prosecutors, academics, and many international experts. In addition to Pearce and Landau’s direct contribution to the conference, they had extensive discussions with the Attorney General, Dr. Ahmed Barka, about international standards for electronic case management of IP cases. . CLDP was the only US government entity represented in the conference.

March 22, 2018 - March 29, 2018

CLDP to sponsor Middle East Law Schools to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

On March 22-29, 2018, CLDP sponsored three Middle East law schools: Iraqyia College of Law, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and University of Jordan to participate in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, Austria. 

March 21, 2018 - March 30, 2018

CLDP leads teams from 4 BiH Universities Participate in 25th Vis Moot

On March 21-30, CLDP led teams from 4 BiH Universities: University of Sarajevo, University of Zenica, University of Tuzla, and University of Banja Luka to participate in the 25th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria, where students from the University of Zenica Faculty of Law made history this year by being the first team from the Balkans to advance to the Round of 16.

March 19, 2018 - March 20, 2018

CLDP Hosts a Workshop on Public-Private Partnerships in Georgia

On March 19-20, 2018, CLDP, in cooperation with the State Procurement Agency of Georgia (SPA) and the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia (MOESD), conducted a two-day workshop on public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The workshop brought together participants from several line ministries, national agencies, and regional city halls.  Two experts joined the program, sharing public and private sector perspectives on the opportunities and challenges presented by PPPs in Georgia.  

March 10, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Ministry of Mines and Petroleum Delegation of Afghanistan visited CLDP

On March 10-15, CLDP hosted a high-level delegation from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum of Afghanistan (MoMP) in Washington, DC.