Qatar

December 12, 2017 - December 13, 2017

Qatar: CLDP Leads Workshop on Procurement Law Reform

On December 12-13, CLDP held its first workshop to support the Qatar Ministry of Finance Office of Procurement Regulation’s initiative to develop new procurement laws and regulations to support broader transparency, efficiency and harmonized standards in Qatar.  Over the past decade, Qatar has initiated several large infrastructure and development projects and will be hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which has required it to reform its commercial legal framework.  CLDP's workshop supported the newly formed working group of key ministries, agencies and stakeholders that will develop the government procurement regime. Expert-advisors for the program included the chief procurement and contracting officer from the Executive Office of the President, Commerce's senior attorney for contracting, and a World Bank procurement consultant.  Experts discussed U.S. procurement best practices in ensuring transparent and efficient standards, including electronic procurement systems, framework agreements, bid protest mechanisms, and ensuring adequate standards for technical evaluations. Following the workshop, on December 14, CLDP organized a roundtable with private sector stakeholders to discuss challenges and practical solutions to Qatar's government tendering process, in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Doha and the American Chamber of Commerce (Qatar chapter).  During the course of the roundtable, participants requested future CLDP programming on e-procurement systems and other solutions to help attract American companies to the region.  The workshop and roundtable are the first in a series of programs on procurement best practices in Qatar, which will help level the playing field for domestic and international companies bidding on government contracts.

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.

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. 

February 7, 2017 - February 11, 2017

CLDP 7th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On February 7-11 in Kuwait City, Kuwait, in coordination with the Kuwait International Law School (KILAW), UNCITRAL, International Court of Arbitration (ICC), MENA Chambers, the University of Pittsburg (CILE), and Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), CLDP hosted the 7th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot was a 5-day regional event that brought together 15 teams from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates to compete. The program developed the oral advocacy skills of the law students and allowed them to practice their argumentation in front of over 60 international and regional arbitrators and practitioners.

October 12, 2016 - October 14, 2016

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and Vis East Moot

CLDP, in cooperation with Kuwait International Law School (KILAW) conducted a preparatory training in Kuwait City, Kuwait aimed to prepare Afghan, Middle East and North Africa law students to compete in the 2017 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March 2017. 

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).

October 15, 2015 - October 18, 2015

CLDP To Provide Preparatory Training Sessions for 2016 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

CLDP, in cooperation with Bahrain Chamber of Dispute Resolution (BCDR) held a preparatory training in Manama, Bahrain, aimed to prepare law students from Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia and other Middle East Vis Moot for the 2016 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, to be held in Vienna, Austria and Hong Kong in March 2016.

March 3, 2015 - March 7, 2015

5th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot in Amman

On March 3-7, 2015 in Amman Jordan, CLDP hosted the 5th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot Program under the auspices of the Judicial Council of Jordan, and in collaboration with the University of Jordan and several international law organizations including UNCITRAL and the International Court of Arbitration (ICC), and University of Pittsburg (CILE).

October 14, 2014 - October 18, 2014

Jordan: Building the Next Generation of Regional Arbitrators

CLDP, under the auspices of the Judicial Council of Jordan, and in collaboration with the LEAD Advisory Group, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR), the University of Jordan, and the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburg, kicked-off the 5th Annual Middle East Willem C Vis Pre-Moot Program on October 14-18 in Amman, Jordan.