March 29, 2012 - April 5, 2012

Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Tunisia and Jordan Compete in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Austria

After their successful participation in the Second Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot, which took place February 27-March 1, 2012 in Oman, teams from Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Tunisia, and Jordan traveled to Vienna, Austria in March to compete in the Vis Moot.

February 27, 2012 - March 1, 2012

Middle East Law Students Successfully Compete in the Vis Pre-Moot Competition

The Second Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot, in Muscat, Oman, took place February 29-March 1, 2012. The Vis Middle East Pre-Moot is organized by CLDP, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). Participating teams included the University of Bahrain, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, United Arab Emirates University, Qatar University, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Jordan, and University of Baghdad. Legal practitioners from the local, regional and international legal community took part as arbitrators in the Pre-Moot. 

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.

October 9, 2011 - October 14, 2011

Training Middle East Law Students to Participate in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

October 2011, CLDP and CILE introduced the Vis Moot and provided written memoranda training to a team from the University of Baghdad’s College of Law and a team from the University of Jordan’s Law Faculty.  The training was held at the University of Jordan and consisted of fifteen students from both universities and additional faculty members.  The students were taught principles of international commercial law and arbitration, and were given an opportunity to write and present their own arguments in response to a practice problem.

May 10, 2011 - May 11, 2011

CLDP Private Sector Integrity Conference

CLDP in conjunction with the Qatari Public Prosecution office, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Development (OECD) organized a Private Sector Integrity and Economic Development in Gulf Countries conference on May 10-11, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.

April 12, 2011 - April 13, 2011

1st Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot

The First Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot took place April 12-13, 2011 in Vienna, Austria

November 24, 2008 - December 3, 2008

Faculty Workshop to Establish a Legal Research and Writing Course at Qatar University

CLDP held meetings with Qatar University College of Law Faculty to assist in creating and implementing a new course for law students on legal research and writing, which are essential skills for Qatar's future lawyers to support business transactions an the economic rule of law. This event is the second phase of a two-phase project.

May 26, 2008 - May 28, 2008

CLDP Trains Qatari Judges to Apply Bankruptcy Law

CLDP organized a three day workshop May 26-28, 2008 at the Qatar Legal and Judicial Studies Center focused on bankruptcy, the role of mediation, and the process of reorganizing businesses.

March 1, 2007 - March 5, 2007

Secured Lending Law Advising in Bahrain and Qatar

CLDP worked with legal stakeholders in Bahrain and Qatar to develop secured lending laws allowing entrepreneurs to borrow on real as well as movable property.