Asia & South Asia

January 19, 2015 - January 23, 2015

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement Third Country Training Program on Trade Facilitation

CLDP, in Partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College, will implement a week-long workshop on January 19-23, 2015, focusing on trade facilitation for participants from Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The program will take an in-depth look at international legal obligations pertaining to trade agreements, investment promotion authorities, regulatory coherence, optimum supply-chain management, and customs best practices. Trade facilitation is an important topic in the S.E. Asia region as the members of ASEAN are slated to form a single economic community in 2015.

The workshop is the first workshop of the three-phase Third Country Training Program (TCTP), a joint initiative between Singapore and the U.S. Department of State, focusing on areas of commercial law, including trade facilitation, public procurement, and intellectual property rights. The next two programs are scheduled to take place later in 2015.

January 12, 2015 - January 15, 2015

U.S.- Pakistan Consultations on Gas Market Regulation

On January 12-15, 2015, CLDP will hold consultations in Singapore for 15 energy officials from the Government of Pakistan on best practices in gas market regulation. CLDP energy law experts will provide a series of presentations on establishing competitive domestic gas markets that drive investment and efficiently connect supply and demand, including training on market assessment tools and case studies of regulatory successes from markets around the world. The program will also include consultations with relevant actors in the energy sector of Singapore, a market with very recent experience in gas market restructuring and liberalization.

December 17, 2014 - December 20, 2014

CLDP Conducts Phase Two of Afghan Transparency Initiative

On December 17-20, CLDP will conduct the second phase of its initiative to promote transparency and legitimate business practices among various sectors in Afghanistan.

December 2, 2014 - December 8, 2014

New Staff Training for the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR)

In conjunction with local Afghan partners and CLDP’s U.S.-based experts, CLDP will conduct commercial dispute resolution training in Manama, Bahrain December 2 – 8 for newly hired staff and mediators of the recently established Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR). 

December 1, 2014 - December 12, 2014

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

CLDP is conducting 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. 

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.

October 8, 2014 - October 17, 2014

Pakistan: CLDP works with Universities to Promote Innovation and Intellectual Property in Pakistan

From October 8-17, 2014, CLDP conducted a study tour for officials from premier medical universities, an all-women’s university, the Islamabad Institute of Space Technology, and Pakistani business schools in underserved areas.