The Middle East & North Africa

November 28, 2005 - November 29, 2005

NY Convention on Arbitral Awards Advisor - Phase I

CLDP experts advised the United Arab Emirates on the value of accession to the 1958 New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Providing this specific type of advice, which seeks to quantify and promote the value accession, is just one of CLDP's programs that is specifically targeted towards encouraging commercial law fixes to barriers to trade liberalization in the Middle East.

November 21, 2005 - November 22, 2005

Commercial Law Seminar for Judges in Manama

CLDP conducted a judicial commercial law conference to educate the judiciary on the new Company Law that the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce is currently drafting. The conference featured speakers from government, academia, private law firms and international organizations to discuss recent international commercial law developments.

November 21, 2005 - November 25, 2005

New Commercial Code Legislative Revision Assistance

CLDP experts met with representatives of the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce to provide further guidance and drafting assistance on its New Commercial Code.

November 14, 2005 - November 18, 2005

Leather Standards Consultation Visit

Twelve representatives from the Moroccan leather industry and two repesentatives from the Moroccan Ministry of Commerce and Industry traveled to the United States to consult with U.S. government and private sector officials on current standards and technical regulations affecting the U.S. leather industry.

November 14, 2005 - November 18, 2005

Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Consultation - Phase III

CLDP experts assisted Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(NTRA) in its efforts to create transparent and efficient dispute resolution procedures to handle disputes that will dramatically increase in the recently liberalized Egyptian telecom market.

November 5, 2005 - November 12, 2005

Franchising's Potential Contribution to Economic Development in Algeria

CLDP organized consultations in November 2005 in Washington, D.C. for a delegation of public and private sector experts and franchising stakeholders from Algeria.

October 23, 2005 - October 25, 2005

Law Library Enhancement for Curriculum Development Program in the Persian Gulf

CLDP continues to provide assistance to the Middle East by assisting with the development of curricula that will introduce international norms and practices of commercial law to the law schools in the region. During this visit to four Gulf countries, CLDP provided guidance on teaching international commercial law courses and resources to support the further development of comprehensive international commercial law curricula.

October 17, 2005 - October 20, 2005

Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Consultation - Phase II

CLDP experts assisted Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority(NTRA) in its efforts to create transparent and efficient dispute resolution procedures to handle disputes that will dramatically increase in the recently liberalized Egyptian telecom market.

September 24, 2005 - September 25, 2005

Commercial Law Judicial Conference In Bahrain

CLDP conducted a seminar in Bahrain to educate judges on the country's new Company Code that is currently being drafted and is scheduled to be published mid 2006.

September 20, 2005 - September 22, 2005

Telecommunications Dispute Resolution Consultation - Phase I

CLDP experts consulted with Egypt's National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in its efforts to create transparent and efficient dispute resolution procedures to handle disputes that will dramatically increase in the recently liberalized Egyptian telecom market.