June 16, 2014 - June 21, 2014

US Consultations on Franchising for Iraq

CLDP is organizing US Consultations on Franchising in New York from June 16-21, 2014, to assist prospective Iraqi franchisees and representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Trade, to develop the skills necessary to negotiate franchise agreements as well as improve the business environment conducive to attracting more franchises to Iraq.

May 18, 2014 - May 22, 2014

Workshop for Iraqi Officials on Drafting Arbitration Clauses

CLDP, in cooperation with the Iraqi State Shura Council, will conduct a five-day workshop for Iraqi officials on drafting binding and effective arbitration clauses in contracts. The workshop will be attended by legal advisors from several Iraqi ministries who are tasked with drafting and negotiating contracts with foreign companies for goods and services in addition to the transfer of technology and the construction of infrastructure projects. The workshop, which will take place in Istanbul, will feature presentations by international experts with practical experience in drafting arbitration clauses and serving as counsel and arbitrators in international arbitrations.

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.


March 17, 2014 - March 20, 2014

Developing Franchise Opportunities in Iraq

CLDP, in partnership with the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, and hosted by the Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC), held a franchise trade mission, the first of its kind in recent years to Iraq.

March 17, 2014 - March 21, 2014

CLDP Works in Cooperation with the WTO to Reinvigorate Iraq’s Accession Process

March 17-21, 2014, CLDP worked in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (Accessions Division ; Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation) to hold an intensive workshop for the Iraq WTO Accession Task Force. The focus of the workshop, held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, was on WTO basic principles and accession processes

March 4, 2014 - March 7, 2014

CLDP and Iraqi Judiciary Organize Workshop on International Arbitration

On March 4-7, CLDP, in cooperation with the iraqi judiciary, organized a workshop on commercial and investor-state arbitration in Dubai, UAE. The workshop was led by Judge Delissa A. Ridgway of the US Court of International Trade and featured presentations  by international practitioners in investor-state arbitration.

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.

January 22, 2014

Transactional Lawyers Program: 2014 Iraq Vis Moot Team

Details coming soon.

January 21, 2014

Developing Franchising Opportunities in Iraq

Details coming soon.