Kuwait

February 19, 2018 - February 23, 2018

CLDP 8th Middle East Pre Moot

On February 19-23 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in coordination with the Royal University for Women (RUW), UNCITRAL, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), MENA Chambers Bahrain, and the University of Pittsburg (CILE) will host the 8th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is a 5-day regional event brings together over 50 regionally renowned lawyers, arbitration practitioners, and judges, alongside 15 law school teams from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates to foster best practices in international commercial arbitration through a simulated arbitration.

February 6, 2018 - February 7, 2018

Kuwait Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop

On February 6-7, 2017, CLDP, in close cooperation with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center (KCAC) will conduct a two-day workshop in Kuwait City, Kuwait regarding alternative dispute resolution best practices for lawyers and small and medium sized enterprises operating in Kuwait.

December 7, 2017 - December 13, 2017

CLDP Organizes 2 MENA Workshops on International Arbitration

CLDP hosted two programs on international arbitration in Tunis, Tunisia and Casablanca, Morocco from December 7-13, 2017. 

December 6, 2017 - December 7, 2017

Kuwait: CLDP Trains Judges in Alternative Dispute Resolution

On December 6–7, CLDP conducted a two-day conference in Kuwait City to train judges regarding their roles in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  CLDP worked in close cooperation with the Kuwait Supreme Council of Planning and Development and the Kuwait Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies to organize the training workshop, and enlisted the expertise of judges and international dispute resolution experts to focus on best practices in referring and awarding alternative dispute resolution decisions.  Program experts included the Honorable Barrington D. Parker, Senior Judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Mostafa Abdel Ghaffar from the Saudi Arabia Center for Commercial Arbitration.  Participants in the program increased their understanding of the role of judges in alternative dispute resolution in commercial cases, and are helping to ensure greater reliability of contract compliance and enforcement for American businesses operating in Kuwait.

October 14, 2017

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

On October 12-14 in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP, in cooperation with Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), the University Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and MENA Chambers Bahrain held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare South Asia, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 25th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March-April 2018.

September 13, 2017

Alternative Dispute Resolution Workshop

On September 13, 2017, CLDP, in cooperation with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center (KCAC), hosted a workshop on best practices in alternative dispute resolution clause drafting. The workshop focused on a case study that was used to identify and build consensus on best practices in alternative dispute resolution clauses to be used in contracts between Kuwaiti and international parties. Program participants wrote draft clauses as part of a group exercise led by an alternative dispute resolution legal expert. Participants also discussed how to strategically review clauses on behalf of business clients with their peers and counterparts.

May 14, 2017 - May 16, 2017

CLDP Conducts Arbitration Clause Drafting Seminar in Kuwait

On May 16, 2017, CLDP conducted a one-day seminar at the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center (KCAC) in Kuwait City on best practices in contract drafting, focusing on arbitration clauses. Enlisting the expertise of international business transactions contracting experts, CLDP and KCAC conducted a seminar on methods to limit transaction confusion and increase certainty in contract dispute resolution, which has been long sought after by US and Kuwaiti business alike. Participants in the May 16 program were representative stakeholders from government, the private sector, and legal community professionals interested in enhancing their legal drafting skills, including determining the correct terms in English and Arabic to increase requisite clarity and certainty as well as expedite the resolution of commercial conflicts quickly when they arise. This program will increase the quality and understanding of contracts clauses before business is conducted in the Arabian Peninsula, ensuring greater reliability of contract compliance and enforcement.

May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

MENA Regional Program on SME Development and Technology Transfer

From May 10-12, 2017, CLDP held a regional program with participants from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco to share best practices in promoting SME development. 

April 24, 2017 - April 27, 2017

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Workshop to Support Specialized Business Courts II

MENA: CLDP Organizes Regional Conference on Effective Business Courts

From April 24-27 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP conducted a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional workshop, co-sponsored by the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, on best practices in improving the competence, efficiency, and transparency of specialized business courts. The event focused on the procedural and substantive elements of contract enforcement, including case management, admissibility of electronic evidence, application of international treaties, and publication of court decisions. The workshop also highlighted the importance of ensuring efficient service of process and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

The program featured Judge Kevin Castel of the Southern District of New York, as well as expert-advisors from the UAE and Tunisia. Participants included judges and court administrators from Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia, who shared best practices and solutions for the problems faced by judges in the commercial litigation field. The workshop also included a panel of attorneys who provided the private sector’s perspective and offered practical solutions. At the conclusion of the program, each delegation identified several procedural and substantive reforms that will be proposed to their respective judicial administrators, governments, and/or legislatures. This workshop is part of CLDP’s multiphase contract enforcement program to assist MENA countries in improving efficiency, predictability, and transparency in the adjudication of commercial disputes

February 9, 2017

3rd Annual Arbitrator Roundtable

On February 9, CLDP and the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center co-hosted the third annual regional arbitration roundtable. The program included more than 60 arbitrators from around the MENA region and focused on the review and legal analysis of the Vis-Moot simulated case study as well as the role of arbitrators, particularly in addressing substantive and procedural issues. Participants went on to arbitrate in one or more Vis Pre-Moot competition round.