Afghanistan

June 16, 2014 - June 17, 2014

Training Workshop for Afghan Telecommunications Officials

CLDP will organize the next in its series of telecommunications regulatory workshops for Afghan officials on June 16 and 17, 2014.  The objective of these workshops is to build skills and knowledge within the Afghan Telecommunications and Regulatory Authority and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology through progressive training sessions with a standing group of mid-level officials from those organizations.   Two previous sessions and two videoconferences addressed basic concepts of regulation, essential technologies, spectrum management basics, and comparisons to the U.S. regulatory system.  This next workshop go deeper into telecommunications regulatory challenges.

June 14, 2014 - June 21, 2014

Afghan Agribusiness Study Tour 2.0

On June 14-21, in coordination with USDA, a team of CLDP attorneys and experts will conduct phase two of CLDP’s Agribusiness Study Tour for 22 Afghan farmers from Wardak and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan and four entrepreneurs from Kabul. 

June 2, 2014 - June 5, 2014

Afghanistan Mining Contracts Workshop

On June 2-5, CLDP and the Qatar University will be hosting a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP) for a mining law contracts workshop  in Doha, Qatar. Afghan delegates will gain exposure to international best practices in mining regulation and management, and basic  principles underlying international mining contracts.
 

May 7, 2014 - May 8, 2014

Developing a Commercial ADR Center in Afghanistan

In cooperation with the Harakat Organization and the local chamber of commerce, CLDP is assisting in the development of the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR), the first organization of its kind in the country.

May 7, 2014 - May 14, 2014

Kabul University Contracts Drafting and Negotiation Competition

CLDP will hold a contracts drafting and negotiation competition, the third phase of the Commercial Law Clinics course at Kabul University.  In the first phase of the Clinics program, students completed two intensive weeks of course lectures and class exercises, developing familiarity with basic contract provisions in company agreements, supply and services contracts, dispute resolution, and issues in contracts enforcement.  In the second phase, students gained real-world experience through legal internships at international law firms, the local offices of multinational companies, the Afghan Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the legal department of the Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA).  Through the Contracts Drafting and Negotiation Competition, students will try their hand at drafting a basic service/supply contract and will develop valuable skill sets in negotiation and contract drafting.

May 5, 2014 - May 9, 2014

Initiative to Promote Transparency and Legitimate Business Practice in Afghanistan

On May 5-9, in conjunction with Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Afghan NGO Harakat, CLDP will organize a training to promote transparency and legitimate business practices in Afghanistan.

March 31, 2014 - April 6, 2014

Kabul University Law Students Compete in the Vis East Moot Competition

CLDP sponsored an all-women team from Kabul University (KU) Law School to participate in the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition (Vis East Moot) in Hong Kong On March 31- April 6.

March 4, 2014 - March 5, 2014

Training Workshop for Afghan Telecommunications Officials

CLDP continued its multi-phase assistance program for Afghan telecommunications regulators with a two-day workshop on regulatory organizations, processes, and issues in Kabul on March 4-5, 2014.

March 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014

CLDP Hosts Fourth Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

The Fourth Annual Middle East Commercial Arbitration Vis Pre-Moot was held March 1-7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. This event was organized by CLDP and Qatar University with support from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education.

February 17, 2014 - February 20, 2014

Aspiring Businesswomen's Conference in Kabul

On February 17-20, CLDP attorneys and local representatives from USAID’s Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan program conducted a four-day training workshop on business registration, business financing, and commercial contract drafting.