May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014

GCC Commercial Law Drafting Program

On May 19-23 2014, CLDP in coordination with the University of Washington School of Law Sustainable Legal Development Faculty, will be conducting a Commercial Law Drafting Program for a group of lawyers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Seattle, Washington. The program will focus on commercial law topics such as insolvency, company, arbitration, competition/consumer protection, lending, and secured transactions.

May 11, 2014 - May 16, 2014

Department of Commerce's Deputy General Counsel to Visit the Gulf

Deputy General Counsel (DGC) Justin Antonipillai will lead a mission to the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait in May to support CLDP’s technical assistance to those countries.

March 20, 2014

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Second Bahraini Parliamentarian Consultations on the Role of Modernized Commercial Laws in Promoting Economic Growth

On March 20 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) conducted the second Consultation Session for Bahraini Parliamentarians and Shura Council officials, as well as members of the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) and representatives of the private sector.

March 17, 2014 - March 19, 2014

UAE: CLDP holds Roundtable for Moroccan, Bahraini, and Yemeni Officials on Insolvency Reform

On March 17, CLDP held a one-day workshop in Dubai for delegations from Yemen, Morocco, and Bahrain made up of judges, government officials, private sector representatives, and legal advisors on the implementation of insolvency legislation using international best practices.

June 3, 2013 - June 5, 2013

GCC Commercial Law Harmonization Project

CLDP and United States Trade Representative (USTR) travelled to Riyadh June 3-5 for a GCC-U.S. Forum on Trade and Investment Issues hosted by the GCC Secretariat-General. 

May 29, 2013

Bahrain Parliamentarian Consultations: the Role of Modernized Commercial Laws in Promoting Economic Growth

CLDP in conjunction with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) conducted the first in a series of workshops for Parliamentarians in Bahrain to raise their awareness and knowledge of the principals of commercial law that support economic diversification, entrepreneurship, and trade liberalization. 

February 10, 2013 - February 14, 2013

Third Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot Brings Together Students from Across the Region

The Third Annual Middle East Pre-Moot International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, took place February 13-14, 2013. The Vis Middle East Pre-Moot was organized by the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) with support from CLDP and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE). This competition brought together students, professors and deans from the University of Bahrain, the University of Baghdad, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Legal Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Jordan, and Dar Al Hekma Law College from Saudi Arabia. Legal practitioners from the local, regional and international legal community took place as arbitrators and provided the students with important feedback to help them to continue to improve their arguments for the final competition which will take place in Vienna, Austria on March 23-28, 2013.

October 8, 2012 - October 12, 2012

CLDP Prepares Middle East Law Students Planning to Participate in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

On October 8-12, 2012, CLDP held a preparatory training aimed to prepare the University of Baghdad Vis Moot team for the 2013 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

March 29, 2012 - April 5, 2012

Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Tunisia and Jordan Compete in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Austria

After their successful participation in the Second Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot, which took place February 27-March 1, 2012 in Oman, teams from Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Tunisia, and Jordan traveled to Vienna, Austria in March to compete in the Vis Moot.