Preparing and Carrying Out Competitive, Transparent Offshore Tenders in Argentina

July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017

The­­ U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) hosted a 2-day workshop on July 18 and 19 in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to provide guidance to the Argentinian Ministry of Mines and Energy with the offshore leasing process. 3 experts from BOEM presented how their agency handles the bidding process of offshore gas and oil leasing in the United States. Additionally, 2 attorney advisors who specialize in oil and gas development in Latin America from Entra Consulting presented their findings regarding leasing projects in other Latin American countries. This was the second workshop in a series to provide an overview to the Argentinian Ministry of Mines and Energy of relevant topics such as structuring and developing an impartial bid procedure and implementing a plan for explaining the terms to the public/industry to build trust. This program is part of CLDP’s continued engagement with the Government of Argentina on sustainable oil and gas sector development which is funded by the the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources (DOS/ENR) under its Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI) for offshore sector cooperation.

CLDP in Action

July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

On July 20, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) and the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia, “Sakpatenti,” conducted a one-day training for 27 Georgian journalists and other representatives of the media in Batumi, Georgia. Judge Bernice Donald, U.S. Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Judge Oliver Schön of the District Court of Munich led the training and provided a general overview of intellectual property law, highlighting recent trends and developments in the U.S. and the E.U. 

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