Bahrain

February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018

CLDP 8th Middle East Pre Moot

On February 19-23 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in coordination with the Royal University for Women (RUW), UNCITRAL, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), MENA Chambers Bahrain, and the University of Pittsburg (CILE) will host the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is a 5-day regional event brings together over 50 regionally renowned lawyers, arbitration practitioners, and judges, alongside 15 law school teams from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates to foster best practices in international commercial arbitration through a simulated arbitration.

January 23, 2018 - January 24, 2018

Public Procurement Workshop

January 23, 2018 - January 24, 2018
December 7, 2017 - December 13, 2017

CLDP Organizes 2 MENA Workshops on International Arbitration

CLDP hosted two programs on international arbitration in Tunis, Tunisia and Casablanca, Morocco from December 7-13, 2017. 

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Bahrain Public Procurement Workshop Phase I

On November 14-15, CLDP held a workshop to support the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism’s initiative to develop new procurement laws and regulations to support small-and medium-sized businesses in Bahrain. The workshop also supported the newly formed working group of key ministries agencies, and stakeholders that will develop the new laws. Expert-advisors for the program included the Small Business Administration’s Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law, John Klein, and the general counsel for a procurement consulting firm in the United States. The advisors discussed U.S. procurement best practices in ensuring transparent and efficient standards and in promoting small-business set-asides. This workshop is the first in a series of programs on procurement best practices in Bahrain, which will help level the playing field for domestic and international companies bidding on government contracts.

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Bahrain: CLDP Attorney Speaks on Importance of IPR

On November 14 and 15, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Arezo Yazd spoke on the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) and strengthening IPR regimes to promote entrepreneurship in Bahrain. Ms. Yazd spoke at the Bahrain Businesswomen Society Annual Forum, gathering 300 participants from across the Middle East, on how women entrepreneurs can protect their IPR. As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, CLDP also spoke at the Bahrain Stock Exchange on IPR and new technologies. CLDP’s IP programming in Bahrain seeks to protect the IPR of local and international companies and spur innovation. 

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

October 11, 2017 - October 17, 2017

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Program for Parliamentary Delegation in Washington

On October 11-17, 2017, CLDP organized a 5-day study tour in Washington, DC for members of Bahrain’s parliament and their legal advisors and professional staff.  OGC General Counsel, Peter Davidson, welcomed the delegation at the Department of Commerce (DOC) headquarters, where they met with offices of the International Trade Administration to discuss the importance of intra agency coordination. The delegation accompanied Peter Krug, DOC's Associate Director for Intergovernmental Affairs, to a hearing at Congress’s House Science Committee.  The delegation also met with US State officials, including Deputy Assistant Secretary Lenderking, to discuss the importance of US-Bahrain bilateral relationships. Throughout the program, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Arezo Yazd facilitated meetings for the delegation with Members of Congress and staffers (Senate and House), local legislative bodies in Maryland, as well as a number of bipartisan organization such as the Congressional Research Services and the U.S. Helsinki Commission.

The workshop successfully facilitated the exchange of practice and experience on the legislative drafting process between Bahraini delegates and their American counterparts by focusing on U.S. institution building and resource development available to members of Congress and professional staff.  Lastly, building on past CLDP programs, experts from DC-based think-tanks, incubators and Google discussed commercial legislative reform as a means to help promote small-and-medium-size enterprise (SME) growth and how commercial legislation serves as a tool to economic development and growth. 

As a result of CLDP programming with the Bahrain parliament, the participants are implementing commercial legislation that will promote economic reform and foreign investment in Bahrain.