Asia & South Asia

October 8, 2014 - October 18, 2014

U.S. Consultations on Innovation and Technology Transfer for Pakistan, October 8-18, 2014

On October 8-18, CLDP will host a delegation of officials from five Pakistani universities for a consultation on Innovation and Technology Transfer in Washington, D.C.; Denver, Colorado; and Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The participants include representatives from higher learning institutions in Pakistan specializing in space technology, information communications, medicine, and agriculture.


September 3, 2014 - September 4, 2014

LNG Contracts Workshops for Pakistani Energy Officials

A team of CLDP attorneys and outside advisors will travel to London, UK on September 3-4 to hold workshops on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) contracting.

September 1, 2014 - September 5, 2014

CLDP Prepares to Help Afghans and Iraqis Participate in the 2014 United Nations’ Internet Governance Forum

CLDP will facilitate IGF attendance and participation by government and non-government attendees from Afghanistan and Iraq at the 2014 United Nations Internet Governance Forum.  This year’s forum will be from September 1 -5 in Istanbul, Turkey.  CLDP will make attendance possible for representatives from government, NGOs or news organizations, who might otherwise not be able to attend in person.  It will also organize an introductory session for those attendees, to help them make the most of their participation.

August 16, 2014 - August 23, 2014

Afghan Agribusiness Study Tour 2.0

On August 16-23, in coordination with USDA, a team of CLDP attorneys and experts will conduct phase two of CLDP’s Agribusiness Study Tour for 11 Afghan farmers from Wardak and Paktika provinces of Afghanistan and four entrepreneurs from Kabul. 

August 11, 2014 - August 12, 2014

CLDP to Conduct Consultations with the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan

From August 11-12, CLDP will lead a team of intellectual property (IP) experts to Dubai, UAE for meetings with the Director General and staff of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Afghanistan Estonia Legislative Consultations

CLDP is coordinating with the Government of Estonia and the U.S. Embassy in Talinn, Estonia, to bring together high level officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and with experts in Estonia to discuss legislation governing e-commerce, e-government, cybersecurity, and other issues.   The Afghan officials are likely to include members of the Afghan parliament, representatives from the ministries governing communications, law, and law enforcement, and a representative of the banking industry.  The goal of these consultations is for the experts to convey knowledge and best practices in the drafting of governing laws so that the officials may develop one or more laws on the topics when they return to Afghanistan.

June 17, 2014 - June 18, 2014

CLDP Holds Seminar for Afghan Telecommunications Regulatory Officials

During the week of June 16, 2014, CLDP Attorney-Advisor Joe Gattuso and International Program Specialist Sameh Attia conducted a two-day seminar on telecommunications regulatory issues for a cadre of Afghan government officials from Afghan Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission and Ministry of Communications and Technology.  Two American experts gave presentations and led discussions:  Jonathan Levy, an economist with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and Marc Lipton, a lawyer and consultant with extensive experience in Afghanistan, who participated on a pro bono basis.  The topics covered included quality of service/consumer protection, pricing, interconnection, digital television transition, and administrative processes.

June 5, 2014 - June 6, 2014

CLDP Chief Counsel Joined Secretary’s Official Delegation to Burma

On June 5 and 6, CLDP Chief Counsel Steve Gardner joined the Burma segment of Secretary Pritzker’s visit to Southeast Asia, aimed at enhancing economic ties between commercial interests in the United States and the Philippines, Vietnam and Burma. The visit to Burma was the first by a high-level political official since President Obama’s trip in 2012. 

June 2, 2014 - June 5, 2014

Symposium on Post-Conflict Natural Resources Extraction and Mining Law

From June 2-5, CLDP hosted a delegation from the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MoMP), Afghan Ministry of Justice, and Parliament for a Mining Law Workshop in Doha, Qatar. The program included a day of presentations from local extractives industry legal experts and academics from the Qatar University (QU) College of Law Center for Energy and Sustainability Law. The program addressed pressing issues in extractives industry law for nations faced with conflict. In addition, the Afghan delegation spent three days at the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center in interactive sessions with QU academics and practitioners conducting case study analysis of contract negotiation in the extractives industries.

May 26, 2014 - May 31, 2014

U.S. Consultations on Developing Continuing Legal Education in Pakistan

From May 26-31, CLDP hosted a delegation of eight Pakistani attorneys to the United States for advisory consultations on the development of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) system in Pakistan