Burma

August 19, 2020 - August 21, 2020

Burma - Pre Moot Training Phase 1

On August 19-21, 2020, CLDP will launch Phase I of the 2020-21 Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot (the Vis Moot) with four Burmese universities.

March 10, 2020 - March 14, 2020

Middle East, South Asia and Eastern Europe: CLDP Conducts 10th Annual Pre-Moot Competition

Amidst the global impact of the coronavirus, the Annual Willem C. Vis Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong was cancelled. More than 400 teams from over 80 countries had anticipated to compete in the premier program this April. In response, on March 10-14, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Legal Education and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, successfully converted the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot into a virtual Vis Pre-Moot. The virtual pre-moot was the first to showcase a virtual program that was able to connect participants from around the globe simultaneously, overcoming technical obstacles that could impede connections. Additionally, CLDP and its partners developed virtual tools that improved mooting practices, such as virtual moot rules, automatic scoring, and electronic grade submissions. The pre-moot program provided a series of live sessions, recorded lectures, interactive virtual breakout sessions, and practice rounds. The highlight of the 5-day virtual program was a two-day competition, consisting of general rounds and elimination rounds, along with a “virtual gala.” The winner of the event was the Royal University of Colombo. More than 100 attorneys from around the globe volunteered their time to serve as advisors and arbitrators. The Vienna organizers have now called on CLDP to assist them in converting this year’s global moot into a virtual event. CLDP will now be working closely to support the Moot organizers in Vienna next month in designing and implementing the global event so as to enable the 400+ registered teams to submit their required oral arguments for competition. For more information, please visit: http://premoot.bcdr-aaa.org/.

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019

Burma: CLDP Holds Second Law School Competition on International Arbitration

On December 6-7, in Rangoon, Burma, CLDP held the 2nd Burmese National Vis competition for teams from Yangon, Mandalay, and Dagon University Law Schools.

March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019

MENA Region: CLDP Hosts the 9th Annual Middle East Pre-Moot

On March 5-9, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, hosted the 9th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain. The competition brought together 17 teams consisting of more than 100 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. The University of Colombo from Sri Lanka won the competition and the Royal Institute of Colombo, also from Sri Lanka, took second place. Before the competition, CLDP’s Vis Moot mentors and coaches conducted a three-day training. This five-day program was designed to prepare students for the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (“the Vis Moot”) that takes place annually in April in Hong Kong and Vienna. The Vis Moot is the most prestigious international moot on commercial arbitration where more than 400 teams from over 100 countries compete on oral and written advocacy. The Vis Moot experience helps equip the participating students with the skills necessary to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries.

March 5, 2018 - March 9, 2018

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement Third Country Training on Public Procurement

On March 5-9, CLDP conducted its annual Third Country Training Program (TCTP) course in partnership with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College. The course was built off of prior TCTP courses on public procurement and focused on how to build a sustainable public procurement training program.

July 18, 2017 - July 25, 2017

Myanmar LNG Import Legislative Drafting

On July 18-25, 2017, CLDP will held a week-long workshop in Washington, DC for officials from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) tasked with drafting the LNG (liquefied natural gas) import regulations. CLDP together with experts from other US Government agencies, academia and private sector advised the Burmese officials on LNG import regulations.

February 13, 2017 - February 17, 2017

CLDP Conducted TCTP program on SMEs for ASEAN countries

On February 13-17, CLDP, in cooperation with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and training agency Globalab, conducted a TCTP training course on small and medium enterprise ecosystems

December 6, 2016 - December 7, 2016

Liquefied Natural Gas Import Contracts Workshop

On December 6 and 7, CLDP conducted a workshop in Naypyitaw for senior Burmese energy officials from the Ministry of Energy and Electricity on developing a legal and regulatory framework for the import of LNG (liquefied natural gas).  The workshop sought to assist Burma to better understand LNG import projects and how best to balance imports with use of existing domestic natural gas reserves in meeting the country’s rapidly growing electricity demand.

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

ASEAN: CLDP to Implement its 3rd Third-Country Training on Public Procurement

On July 18-22, 2016,  CLDP conducted its 3rd joint Third-Country Training Program (TCTP) course with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Civil Service College on Public Procurement. 

March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016

ASEAN: CLDP to Conduct Intellectual Property Enforcement and Customs Investigation TCTP Course

CLDP conducted its 4th joint Third Country Training Program (TCTP) course on Intellectual Property Enforcement and Customs Investigations with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Intellectual Property Academy on March 14-18, 2016 in Singapore.