The Middle East & North Africa

May 7, 2006 - May 11, 2006

CLDP Training Seminar for Competition Authority in Cairo, Egypt

CLDP organized and presented, through its advisors from the FTC and DOJ, a one-week training seminar in Cairo, Egypt.

April 29, 2006 - May 9, 2006

Tunisia: Consultations on Law and Economics; Furthering Economic Development through Law Reform

Given the challenges facing the Tunisian economy, the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia and the MOJ have concluded consultations in the U.S. on “Law and Economics” for a small team of judges from a “think tank” of the MOJ called CEJJ (Centre d’Etudes Juridiques et Judiciaires) for the purpose of enabling CEJJ to better contribute to the modernization of the Tunisian economy, and, as importantly, would bolster initiatives to expand the Rule of Law in Tunisia.

April 25, 2006

Adjudicating Business Disputes that Affect Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

CLDP officials traveled to Jordan to meet with potential advisors and the Jordanian judges selected to participate in the pilot project on judicial education. This project will focus on developing skills required for Jordanian judges to efficiently and consistently adjudicate disputes that affect Jordan’s SMEs.

April 10, 2006 - April 14, 2006

NY Convention / Arbitral Awards Advisor - Phase I (UAE)

CLDP worked with an arbitration expert to develop a program for the qualification and quantification of the value of the UAE becoming a signatory to the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (NY Convention).

March 13, 2006 - March 14, 2006

Commercial Law Regional Conference in Qatar

MEPI sponsored a commercial law conference in Doha, Qatar on March 13 & 14, 2006 to address commercial legal reforms in the Middle East. "Commercial Law in Transition" was presented by the US Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in conjunction with the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce and the Qatar Ministry of Justice. This conference brought international commercial law experts and regional policy makers together to discuss the application of international standards in commercial laws.

March 11, 2006

Legal System Revision (Property Registry) Consultations in Bahrain

In a March 11th 2006 letter to CLDP, the Bahrain Minister of Industry and Commerce, thanked CLDP's efforts in developing the new Commercial Companies Law in Bahrain.

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March 9, 2006 - March 16, 2006

Law School Development Consultations in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar

CLDP brought two senior US law school administrators to Qatar University, the University of Bahrain and Sultan Qaboos University College of Law in Oman to support these universities in implementing modern commercial law curricula. The US experts consulted with law faculty and administrators on both human resources and planning for future courses and instructional mechanisms for commercial law education.

March 8, 2006 - March 9, 2006

Conference on Electronic Signatures in Cairo, Egypt

CLDP designed a two-day conference in Cairo for 100 Egyptian judges to participate in presentations by Egyptian, American and European experts on the application of Egypt’s electronic signature law and regulations.

January 23, 2006 - January 27, 2006

Judicial workshop on Reorganizing SMEs under Bankruptcy Laws

In response to a request from the Tunisian Ministry of Justice, CLDP, in close cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, has developed a judicial capacity building program focused on the judicial reorganization of small business, which, though viable, experience financial difficulties.

January 7, 2006 - January 14, 2006

Legislative Drafting Assistance for Bahrain Company Law in Bahrain

Bahrain's new Commercial Companies Law is an example of a legislative reform CLDP has been able to accomplish in the Middle East. CLDP continues to implement a program to finalize this new law addressing company regulation in Bahrain.