November 16, 2014 - November 20, 2014

Iraq Franchise Consultations

CLDP will be organizing a five-day program in Abu Dhabi, UAE, consisting of training sessions, consultations, and site visits for up to 30 Iraqi prospective investors.

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 Istanbul, Turkey on FIDIC Contracting Conditions for Iraq’s National Investment Commission (NIC) and Provincial Investment Commissions (PICs). 

October 14, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Jordan: Building the Next Generation of Regional Arbitrators

CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the LEAD Advisory Group, will kick-off the 5th Annual Middle East Vis Program (Vis) this October 14–18, 2014 in Amman, Jordan.

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. 

August 11, 2014 - August 13, 2014

CLDP Conducts Judicial Workshop for Iraqi Judges on Letters of Credit

On August 11-13, CLDP conducted an intensive workshop for Iraqi judges on the role of courts in adjudicating disputes involving letters of credit. The workshop was attended by 11 senior Iraqi judges from across the country and was led by the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York.

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.

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. 

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.