Commerce

May 29, 2021

Nepal: Nepal Bar Association All Nepal National Conference of Lawyers

CLDP and the Nepal Bar Association will collaborate for the “All Nepal National Conference of Lawyers” to be held in Pokhara, Nepal from May 28-30, 2021. 

May 5, 2021 - May 6, 2021

Guatemala: Strengthening Regional Trade Through Improved Public Consultation

CLDP, in collaboration with ITA and CBP, will conduct a regional trade facilitation workshop on public consultation and interagency cooperation for Guatemalan government and private sector representatives. Government officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, and Honduras will also participate in the workshop to encourage regional integration. The Guatemalan government can improve the transparency and effectiveness of the regulatory process through  transparent and consistent public consultation processes. Uniform public consultation mechanisms across Guatemalan trade ministries will attract investment, stimulate economic growth, and improve prosperity through increased trade across Central America.

April 21, 2021

Power Africa and Asia-Pacific: PPP Commercial Contracts

The webinar will delve into the international best practices related to the commercial contracts of a PPP. The program will include a pre-recorded webinar, and a live Q&A session.

April 19, 2021 - April 23, 2021

CLDP Global Vis Moot Phase Four Virtual or In-Person

CLDP, in collaboration with UNCITRAL and the University of Pittsburgh's Center for International Legal Education (CILE), will support over 20 teams compete in the 29th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna and in the 18th Vis East Moot in April 2021.

April 12, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Maldives: CLDP Develops Webinars on Contract Drafting

At the request of the Attorney General’s Office of the Maldives, CLDP will develop a pre-recorded webinar series where a number of industry experts will deliver presentations on different areas of finance related to infrastructure and investment.

March 29, 2021

MENA Regional –  INSOL International and World Bank Group Virtual Judicial Forum

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, hosted the second Live Judicial Forum broadcast the next iteration of its live quarterly forums, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues facing courts and judges in insolvency cases. 

March 22, 2021 - April 16, 2021

CLDP Hosts Transmission Financing Handbook Drafting Session

On March 22-April 16, CLDP in cooperation with USAID - Power Africa will host a drafting session on transmission finance. 

March 22, 2021

MENA Regional –  Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Business and Legal Strategies in the Technology Era   

From March 22-25, 2021, CLDP organized a 4-day virtual conference on empowering women entrepreneurs from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Azerbaijan. CLDP worked with several partners to facilitate the sessions, including ITA, USPTO, Tunisia’s Agency for the Promotion of Scientific Research, the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research, and the Al Tamimi & Co law firm. The conference brought together women entrepreneurs, government officials, and international institutions from Tunisia, Algeria, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, and Azerbaijan to discuss legal and business tools available to support women-owned businesses and share success stories. Over 200 participants joined the conference, with an average of 60 participants per session over the course of the four-day program This conference is part of CLDP’s ongoing technical assistance in the region to promote women’s economic empowerment under the Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative of the U.S. Department of State. 

March 17, 2021

ReCharge: Power Africa Energy Storage Brainstorming Session

On March 17, in coordination with Power Africa, the Namibian government, and Power Africa's Southern Africa Energy Program (SAEP) organized a brainstorming session for Energy Storage Planning and Procurement. 

March 15, 2021 - March 19, 2021

Technology Transfer Conference

CLDP, in close cooperation with the Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), sponsored 21 managers from University Business Linkage offices (UBL cells) to virtually attend the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) 2021 Annual Meeting and Conference. The AUTM conference is the world’s largest gathering of technology transfer professionals.  The conference was structured to be highly interactive, with program sessions focused on learning, networking, and deal-making with over 1,500 professionals from 20 different countries and the leading universities around the world. Some of the topics covered included drafting and negotiating intellectual property (IP) license agreements, industry – academic partnerships, innovation strategies, administration of technology transfer offices, the “nuts and bolts” of technology transfer, IP trends and successful practices, innovation focusing on agriculture, and proof of concept and early stage technologies. This program continues to build on programs conducted by CLDP with MoHE and others, to establish and enhance UBL cells at public and private universities across Sri Lanka, all of which play a key role in creating and maintaining an ecosystem of innovation and contribute to the strengthening of Sri Lanka’s IP rights enforcement regime.