Saudi Arabia

December 7, 2015 - December 11, 2015

Reorganizing and Restructering Workshop

CLDP will lead a one week consultation on best practices in bankruptcy and arbitration for private sector participants as well as key members of the  Ministries of Justice, and Ministries of Trade and Commerce in both Kingdoms of Saudi Arabia and Bahrain and in the State of Kuwait.  The events are scheduled to take place in Hong Kong from December 7-11, 2015.


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.

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Company Registration and Arbitration in the Gulf

On August 17-21, CLDP held a workshop in Singapore for government officials, private-sector representatives, civil society organizations, and entrepreneurs from Kuwait and Bahrain.

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).

February 24, 2015

General Counsel Welsh Promotes Commercial Law Development in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

U.S. Department of Commerce General Counsel Kelly Welsh met with government officials and business leaders in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia this week to strengthen ties with regional counterparts and to assess challenges U.S. businesses face in the those countries. The General Counsel’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) organized the trip as part of ongoing efforts to improve the legal environment for American companies doing business in the Middle East.


December 1, 2014 - December 12, 2014

CLDP trains Afghan Taqneen and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Lawyers in Legislative Drafting

CLDP conducted two Legislative Drafting Training Workshops on December 1-5 and December 8-12, 2014 in Paris, France for 45 participants from Afghanistan and GCC countries. 

November 3, 2014 - November 5, 2014

MENA: CLDP to hold Regional Conference on Insolvency Best Practices

On November 3-5, 2014 The UAE Ministry of Justice, the UAE Institure for Traning and Judicial Studies and CLDP co-hosted a 3-day regional workshop in Dubai, UAE on Developing A Comprehensive Insolvency Regime in the Region.

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.

September 18, 2014

GCC: CLDP to hold Regional Conference on IPR Enforcement Standards

On September 18, CLDP, in cooperation with the Dubai Economic Council and the UAE Brand Protection Group, conducted a broad intellectual property rights (IPR) workshop.