December 4, 2016 - December 6, 2016

Iraq: Erbil Customs Seminar

CLDP provides technical assistance to the Government of Iraq as it strives to create an environment conducive to increased trade and investment.  In this vein, On December 4-6, 2016, CLDP, in close coordination with the U.S. Consulate in Erbil and the World Bank, will conduct a customs seminar in Erbil, Iraq for 47 participants.

October 20, 2016

Legal Guide to Investing in Power Generation in Iraq

In an effort to promote foreign investment in Iraq, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), along with other key partners, has been developing material to guide potential investors. The present Legal Guide to Investment in Power Generation in Iraq (“Legal Guide”) follows those efforts by focusing on a sector that is in particular demand by the people of Iraq and accordingly can benefit from private sector involvement.  Specifically, Iraq has suffered, in the past decade, from a chronic power shortage, which has not been alleviated from traditional public sector development and operations. Given the significant gap between supply and demand for power, as well as the Iraqi government’s commitment to this sector, investment in power generation offers considerable opportunities for investors willing to assume associated risks.

The Legal Guidebook is available here in both PDF and EPUB format.


March 17, 2016 - March 24, 2016

CLDP to sponsor Middle East Law Schools to compete in the 23rd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

On March 17-24, 2016, CLDP sponsored three Middle East law schools: University of Baghdad, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, and University of Jordan to participate in the 23rd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) in Vienna, Austria.

February 28, 2016 - March 3, 2016

Iraq Technology Incubator Managers Training (Phase I)

CLDP has been working with an inter-agency group comprised of Iraq’s ministries that conduct scientific research to help train managers of technology incubators. A key objective of this group is to promote technology-based entrepreneurship, in particular, through the development of technology incubators. As the first phase of a two-phase program, CLDP conducted a five-day workshop in Jordan.

February 9, 2016 - February 13, 2016

CLDP 6th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 9-13, 2016 in Manama, CLDP hosted the 6th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot, in coordination with Bahrain Center of Disputes and Resolutions (BCDR), the Royal University for Women, Mena Chambers, and the University of Pittsburg (CILE).