Commerce

June 27, 2006 - July 1, 2006

Bahrain: Corporate Governance, Secured Lending Advising, and E-Commerce Law Education

CLDP advisors continue to advise the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce regarding drafting a Corporate Governance Code. CLDP experts will continue to meet with banking officials in Bahrain regarding the development of a collateral registry for secured lending that would allow companies to borrow more expeditiously from banks.

June 25, 2006 - June 26, 2006

Commercial Code Advising in Oman

CLDP sent drafting experts to Oman to work with the Oman Ministry of Commerce and Industry in order to revise Oman's commercial laws. In the area of company and electronic commerce laws, CLDP intends to introduce Bahrain examples to assist in the development of laws in Oman that comply with international commercial law standards.

June 25, 2006 - July 1, 2006

Consultation for Tunisian Judges: Judicial Reorganization of SMEs and Mediation

CLDP organized consultations on June 25-July 1, 2006 in Los Angeles, CA, in close cooperation with U.S. Embassy Tunis, and MEPI, for a delegation of judges from Tunisia.

June 12, 2006 - June 16, 2006

Corporate Governance in Bahrain

A Bahraini delegation consisting of representatives from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Bahraini Economic Development Board, the Bahraini Monetary Agency and the private sector visited the United States to participate in consultations with experts in the Corporate Governance field.

June 11, 2006 - June 20, 2006

Adjudicating Business Disputes; Judicial Capacity Building Program for Algeria Phase III: Consultations in the United States

CLDP organized consultations in close cooperation with U.S. Embassy Algiers, and MEPI for a delegation of judges from Algeria. The consultations focused on adjudicating business disputes, including meetings with several US judges with particular business court expertise including judges from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and New York State Supreme Court with particular expertise in business courts.

June 5, 2006 - June 15, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Business Advising to the Prime Minister

The former CEO of UNOCAL, Mr. Richard Stegemeier, organized and supported by CLDP and other DOC bureaus, traveled to Kyrgyzstan to provide Prime Minister Kulov practical advice on improving the investment climate.

June 3, 2006 - June 10, 2006

Tunisia: Drug Safety and the Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Market for the Tunisian Ministry of Health

CLDP organized the consultations in close cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration, MEPI and Tunisia’s Ministry of Health/Directorate of Pharmacy. The consultations focused on content and development of US safety and regulation in the pharmaceutical sector.

May 28, 2006 - May 30, 2006

Jordan: Workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to International Contracts and Letters of Credit

CLDP organized a 3-day workshop in Amman, Jordan on the "Adjudication of Disputes Related to International Contracts and Letters of Credit."

May 27, 2006 - May 31, 2006

Curriculum Development Advisor to Bahrain, Qatar, Oman

CLDP collaborated with deans and law professors in universities in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and the UAE to provide administrative support to law schools to teach commercial law curricula, and provided expert law school administrators who are advising the faculties on a continuing basis.

May 7, 2006 - May 11, 2006

CLDP Training Seminar for Competition Authority in Cairo, Egypt

CLDP organized and presented, through its advisors from the FTC and DOJ, a one-week training seminar in Cairo, Egypt.