United Arab Emirates

October 29, 2014

UAE: CLDP Participating in Regulatory and Transactional Conference

In October 2014, CLDP will participate in a conference titled “Megatrends in Mergers & Acquisitions” held by the Dubai Economic Council, focusing on overcoming regulatory hurdles in M&A transactions.


September 17, 2014 - September 18, 2014

GCC: CLDP to hold Regional Conference on IPR Enforcement Standards

On September 17-18, 2014 CLDP, in cooperation with the USPTO and the GCC Patent Office, will hold a three-day GCC regional conference on IPR Standards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) for Patent and Copyright examiners as well as IPR enforcement officials.

August 4, 2014 - August 15, 2014

UAE: CLDP Leads Commercial Law Study Tour for UAE Judges

On August 4-15, CLDP, in cooperation with the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice, will host ten UAE commercial court judges as part of a two week study tour in Washington DC and New York City.

May 19, 2014 - May 23, 2014

GCC Commercial Law Drafting Program

On May 19-23 2014 in Seattle, Washington, CLDP conducted a commercial law harmonization program for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) lawyers from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

May 11, 2014 - May 16, 2014

Department of Commerce's Deputy General Counsel Visits The United Arab Emirates

On May 12, US Department of Commerce Deputy General Counsel, Justin Antonipillai and CLDP led a workshop on insolvency for over 30 UAE commercial court judges representing four of seven emirates, hosted by the Institute for Training and Judicial Studies (ITJS). .

March 17, 2014 - March 19, 2014

UAE: CLDP holds Roundtable for Moroccan, Bahraini, and Yemeni Officials on Insolvency Reform

On March 17, CLDP held a one-day workshop in Dubai for delegations from Yemen, Morocco, and Bahrain made up of judges, government officials, private sector representatives, and legal advisors on the implementation of insolvency legislation using international best practices.

December 12, 2013

CLDP Participates in 'First Intellectual Property Forum' with Brand Owners' Protection Group

On December 12, CLDP participated in the 'First Intellectual Property Forum: Towards Fair and Safe Trade'.  The event was hosted by the Dubai Economic Council and the Brand Owners' Protection Group, a non-profit organization which focuses on engaging the business community, consumers, media and interaction/collaboration with authorities to raise awareness and encourage a better brand protection environment across the Gulf Region.

June 3, 2013 - June 5, 2013

GCC Commercial Law Harmonization Project

CLDP and United States Trade Representative (USTR) travelled to Riyadh June 3-5 for a GCC-U.S. Forum on Trade and Investment Issues hosted by the GCC Secretariat-General. 

February 10, 2013 - February 14, 2013

Third Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot Brings Together Students from Across the Region

The Third Annual Middle East Pre-Moot International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, took place February 13-14, 2013. The Vis Middle East Pre-Moot was organized by the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) with support from CLDP and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE). This competition brought together students, professors and deans from the University of Bahrain, the University of Baghdad, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Legal Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Jordan, and Dar Al Hekma Law College from Saudi Arabia. Legal practitioners from the local, regional and international legal community took place as arbitrators and provided the students with important feedback to help them to continue to improve their arguments for the final competition which will take place in Vienna, Austria on March 23-28, 2013.

November 8, 2012 - November 13, 2012

CLDP Leads Program for UAE Judicial Educators

As part of CLDP’s programming in the UAE to assist in the development of new commercial laws in the country, CLDP led a delegation from the UAE Institute of Training and Judicial Studies (ITJS) in judicial training consultations in Washington, DC and New York, NY from November 7-12.