October 14, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Jordan: Building the Next Generation of Regional Arbitrators

CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the LEAD Advisory Group, will kick-off the 5th Annual Middle East Vis Program (Vis) this October 14–18, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

September 25, 2014 - October 3, 2014

Afghan Mining Regulatory Regime Consultations

In September 2014, CLDP will be hosting high level representatives from the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and the Afghanistan Parliament to attend Mining Regulatory Regime Consultations in Keystone, Colorado and Washington, DC.  The Afghan delegation will attend a series of sessions on modern mining industry development with private and public sector mining experts, including US Government regulatory authorities.

September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014

Afghanistan: Building the Next Generation of Afghanistan Transactional Lawyers, Arbitrators, and Trade Advocates

CLDP will kick-off the second year of its Afghanistan legal education program with the Kabul University Commercial Law Clinic, an International Trade Law Seminar, and International Commercial Arbitration Moot training.



August 16, 2014 - August 23, 2014

Afghan Agribusiness Study Tour 2.0

On August 16-23, in coordination with USDA, a team of CLDP attorneys and experts conducted phase two of CLDP’s Agribusiness Study Tour for 11 Afghan farmers from Wardak and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan and four entrepreneurs from Kabul. 

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Afghanistan Estonia Legislative Consultations

CLDP, in coordination with the Government of Estonia and the U.S. Embassy in Talinn, Estonia, brought together high level officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan  with experts in Estonia to discuss legislation governing e-commerce, e-government, cybersecurity, and other issues.  

June 17, 2014 - June 18, 2014

CLDP Holds Seminar for Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Officials

During the week of June 16, 2014, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Joe Gattuso and International Program Specialist Sameh Attia conducted a two-day seminar on telecommunications regulatory issues for a cadre of Afghan government officials from Afghan Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission and Ministry of Communications and Technology.  Two American experts gave presentations and led discussions:  Jonathan Levy, an economist with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and Marc Lipton, a lawyer and consultant with extensive experience in Afghanistan, who participated on a pro bono basis.  The topics covered included quality of service/consumer protection, pricing, interconnection, digital television transition, and administrative processes.

June 2, 2014 - June 5, 2014

Symposium on Post-Conflict Natural Resources Extraction and Mining Law

From June 2-5, CLDP hosted a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Afghan Ministry of Justice, and Parliament for a Mining Law Workshop in Doha, Qatar. The program included a day of presentations from local extractives industry legal experts and academics from the Qatar University (QU) College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainability Law. The program addressed pressing issues in extractives industry law for nations faced with conflict. In addition, the Afghan delegation spent three days at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center in interactive sessions with QU academics and practitioners conducting case study analysis of contract negotiation in the extractives industries.

May 7, 2014 - May 8, 2014

Developing a Commercial ADR Center in Afghanistan

CLDP has been working with several Afghan partner organizations in order to establish the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR), the country's first center for commercial alternative dispute resolution (ADR). In early 2014, a Steering Committee of high level government and private sector officials was established to advise on the development of the nascent organization. On May 7-8, CLDP organized a workshop for key representatives of the Steering Committee in Manama, Bahrain to address key issues in ADR center development and sustainability.

May 7, 2014 - May 14, 2014

Kabul University Commercial Law Clinic Contracts Drafting and Negotiation Competition

May 11-15, 2014, CLDP led Afghan University law students in a Contracts Drafting and Negotiation Competition, the final phase of a pilot Commercial Law Clinic Course held in cooperation with Kabul University. In the first two phases of the course, students attended an intensive lecture series on basic transactions and engaged in legal internships with law firms, companies, trade organizations, and the legal departments of ministries. Through the 3-month internships, students gained commercial law experience across a number of areas, including mining and energy, banking and finance, labor, tax, company and telecommunications law.