October 26, 2020 - October 28, 2020

Second Edition of Understanding Power Purchase Agreements launched at Africa Energy Forum (AEF)

On October 26-28, CLDP launched the second edition of the Understanding Power Purchase Agreements handbook in a virtual session during the Africa Energy Forum (AEF). 

October 22, 2020

Kosovo: CLDP and FCC Train Kosovar Government Officials on 5G Preparedness

On October 22nd, CLDP, in cooperation with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), hosted a webinar on 5G preparedness and securing the next generation networks. 

October 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Trains Regulatory Drafting Team on Insolvency Regulation

On October 19, CLDP, in close cooperation with the Saudi Ministry of Justice (MOJ), conducted a webinar on drafting insolvency regulation for MOJ lawyers.

October 15, 2020

Morocco: CLDP Hosts a Webinar on Global Artisan Brands’ Response to COVID-19

On October 15, CLDP hosted a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco.

October 15, 2020 - October 16, 2020

Understanding Power Purchase Agreements: Second Edition

In July 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class experts to update and refresh the "Understanding Power Purchase Agreements" handbook five years after the original publication.

October 5, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducted a Two-Week Virtual Vis Moot Written Argument Training

From October 5-23, CLDP, in coordination with Association ARBITRI and University of Pittsburgh Faculty of Law, will hold a two-week virtual training to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo,  and Belarus for the 28th Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take  place virtually in March 2021. 

October 5, 2020 - October 13, 2020

PPP Series: Sector-Specific Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility Studies

The next session of CLDP’s public-private partnership (PPP) webinar series discusses sector-specific examples of how Feasibility and Pre- Feasibility Studies can be utilized as a part of a PPP or traditional procurement process. 

September 25, 2020 - September 28, 2020

Sri Lanka: CLDP Hosts the annual Sri Lankan National Selection Rounds for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in partnership with the Moot Court Bench,held its annual Sri Lankan National Selection Rounds for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot on the 27th of September 2020 at the Hilton Colombo Residences.

The Moot Court Bench is an initiative created in collaboration with CLDP to develop alternate dispute resolution mechanisms in Sri Lanka with special emphasis on Arbitration and Commercial Law. To date, the program has successfully trained over 40 selected law students over 3 years and recently expanded its capacity to accommodate over 60 students per sitting earlier this year. This event marked the culmination of 3 months of hard work and dedication by both the mooties and the administrative departments of the Moot Court Bench.
The highlight of the National Rounds was the Grand Finale between the top two teams in the program, from the Royal Institute of Colombo and Sri Lanka Law College.
The Arbitral Tribunal for the finale comprised of Former Justice Shiranee Tilakawardana, Dr Asanga Gunawansa and Mr Viraj Dayaratne, PC.
Sri Lanka Law College emerged the Champions for the year 2020, pleading on behalf of the Respondent and the Royal Institute of Colombo, pleading on behalf of the Claimant were awarded the runners-up.
Amani Raji, from the Royal Institute of Colombo, was adjudged the Best Oralist for her outstanding advocacy skills.

September 22, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: CLDP Holds Webinar on Pre-Qualification Methods for PPPs

On September 22, CLDP organized a webinar on pre-qualification and evaluation methods for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)...

September 17, 2020

Nepal: CLDP Conducts Webinar on Public Private Partnerships

On September 17, CLDP, in collaboration with the Nepal Renewable Energy Program (NREP), conducted a webinar on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for provincial Nepali government officials.