Eurasia

September 8, 2020

CLDP to Host Intellectual Property Series for IP Professionals

CLDP, in collaboration with the USPTO, will lead a series of live online capacity building trainings for the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia.  The training series will focus on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights through trademark, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.  

July 1, 2020

Bosnia-Herzegovina: CLDP-led Vis Moot Webinar Attended by Coaches and Faculty from Six Countries Across the Balkan and Caucasus Regions

On July 1, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Embassy Sarajevo and Association Arbitri, held a webinar to prepare faculty and coaches from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo, and Georgia in their selection of students for the annual Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place in Vienna, Austria, in April 2021.

June 25, 2020

Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE): Webinar on Digital Commerce Tools and Adoption of Digital Finance Services

On June 25,  CLDP held the first of a series of webinars for CLDP’s Central Asia Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) working group which focuses on how to promote businesswomen in the Central Asia focusing on a variety of commercial law topics.

June 10, 2020

Georgia: CLDP Hosts Webinar Series on International Commercial Arbitration

CLDP, in collaboration with the Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), has launched a series of bi-weekly webinars on topics in international commercial arbitration.   The series is split into four sessions that take place on Wednesdays evenings at 5:00 pm Georgia Standard Time.  For each session, experts from the international arbitration community deliver live presentations and participate in a moderated dialog with participants from Georgia’s arbitration community. 

June 3, 2020

Azerbaijan: CLDP Provides Comments to Customs Code

On June 3, CLDP submitted comments with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to the new draft of the Azerbaijan Customs Code to reflect changes necessary to bring the code closer to standards reflected in the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement.  

May 7, 2020

Azerbaijan: CLDP Leads Webinar on Negotiating Software Licensing Agreements

On May 7, 2020, CLDP in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Baku, led a three-hour webinar for Azerbaijan local IT companies, law firms, and law students focused on negotiating inernational software agreements. 

March 31, 2020

Uzbekistan: CLDP Outlines Next Steps in Legislative Reform Project

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, CLDP met via videoconference with Atabek Nazirov, Director of Uzbekistan’s Capital Markets Development Agency; Amir Sultanov, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Uzbek Embassy in Washington D.C., and Rick Stoddard, Senior Central Asia Advisor in the Office of the Coordinator of U.S Assistance to Europe and Eurasia in the U.S. Department of State.

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/.

February 26, 2020 - February 27, 2020

CLDP Conducted the First Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group

From February 26-27, in Istanbul, Turkey, CLDP organized the first Central Asia Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Working Group.

February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Caucasus: CLDP Holds Vis Moot Training for Oral Argument

On February 21, CLDP in cooperation with Arbitrarion Initiative Georgia...