Iraq

December 16, 2014 - December 18, 2014

Iraq: Workshop on Arbitration Clauses for Iraqi Lawyers

CLDP, in cooperation with the Iraqi State Shura Council, will conduct a workshop for Iraqi lawyers on drafting binding and effective international arbitration clauses for contracts with foreign parties. The workshop will be led by international experts with extensive experience serving as arbitrators and arbitration counsel in disputes involving foreign investment and international commercial transactions.

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October 27, 2014 - October 30, 2014

Iraq: CLDP to hold FIDIC Contracting Workshop for Iraq’s Provisional Investment Commissions

On October 27-30, 2014, CLDP will hold a workshop in Dubai, UAE on FIDIC Contracting Conditions for Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) and Provincial Investment Commissions (PICs). 

September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014

Iraq: CLDP Workshop on Developing an Arbitration Guidebook

On September 15-17, CLDP will conduct a workshop, in coordination with the Iraqi State Shura Council, to develop a guidebook for government lawyers on how to draft binding and enforceable international arbitration clauses for its contracts with foreign parties. 

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September 15, 2014 - September 17, 2014

CLDP Workshop on Developing an Arbitration Guidebook

On September 15-17, CLDP will conduct a workshop, in coordination with the Iraqi State Shura Council, to develop a guidebook for government lawyers on drafting binding and enforceable international arbitration clauses for its contracts with foreign parties. 

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September 1, 2014 - September 5, 2014

CLDP Prepares to Help Afghans and Iraqis Participate in the 2014 United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum

CLDP will facilitate IGF attendance and participation by government and non-government attendees from Afghanistan and Iraq at the 2014 United Nations Internet Governance Forum.  This year’s forum will be from September 1 -5 in Istanbul, Turkey.  CLDP will make attendance possible for representatives from government, NGOs or news organizations, who might otherwise not be able to attend in person.  It will also organize an introductory session for those attendees, to help them make the most of their participation.

August 18, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Iraq Technology Transfer and Technology Valuation US Consultations

CLDP will support the Iraqi Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) and Iraq’s Inter-ministerial Committee on Research and Innovation, to develop policies and methodologies that will imporve Iraq's technology transfer and technology valuation. To this end, CLDP will be organizing consultations in the US from August 18-29 for an Iraqi delegation led by two high-ranking officials from MoST.

August 11, 2014 - August 13, 2014

Iraq: Judicial Workshop on Financial Transactions

CLDP will conduct a workshop for Iraqi judges on adjudicating commercial disputes involving financial transactions. The workshop will take place in Turkey and will be led by a US Federal Judge and practitioners from the banking sector.

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June 16, 2014 - June 21, 2014

US Consultations on Franchising for Iraq

To support the development of US franchise opportunities in Iraq, the US Department of Commerce (FCS and CLDP), in cooperation with the Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC), the US Embassy in Iraq, and the US Consulate in Erbil, organized a Franchising Program for Iraq’s private sector from June 16 – 21, 2014.

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May 18, 2014 - May 22, 2014

CLDP Conducts Workshop on Arbitration Clauses for Iraqi Officials

CLDP, in cooperation with the Iraqi State Shura Council, conducted five-day workshop for Iraqi officials on drafting binding and effective arbitration clauses in contracts. 

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March 24, 2014 - March 27, 2014

Commercial Legal Drafting Workshop for Iraqi Provincial Investment Commissions

CLDP in cooperation with the Iraq National Investment Commission (NIC) held the third phase of the capacity building program aimed at improving the legal drafting acumen, negotiation skills, and finance knowledge of Iraqi Provincial Investment Commissions (PICs). The four-day workshop was held in Istanbul, Turkey and attended by approximately 20 lawyers representing the legal departments of Iraqi PICs, representatives of the legal directorates from the NIC, Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC). 

The workshop included presentations on material terms in project finance contracts, negotiation exercises, contract-drafting discussions, and case studies on the legal aspects of financing and arbitration. The workshop also featured presentations by the IFC, bankers, investors, and developers based in Istanbul and doing business in Iraq in order to provide more ‘real-world’ investment and legal financing perspectives to the Iraqi participants.