Global Initiatives

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021

Global: CLDP Hosts Pre-Moot on International Commercial Arbitration

On February 21-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Legal Education, virtually hosted the 11th annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is an extensive competition preparing students, lawyers, and law faculty for their participation in the 28th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot)—the world's premier legal educational program for improving contract resolution through arbitration. The Pre-Moot aims to expand the Vis Moot to underrepresented regions and enhance contract enforcement mechanisms globally. This year, the virtual Pre-Moot brought together over 180 students from 40 teams from the Middle East, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, and Europe and over 200 arbitrators. To view event schedule, materials, speakers, and participating teams, please visit the event website.

February 7, 2021 - February 23, 2021

PPP: Project Agreements

 On February 15, CLDP, released a pre-recorded webinar on project agreements for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP). 

December 6, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN - PPP Financial Modeling

The PPP process requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important to have an understanding of Financial modeling. Financial modeling is the tool that allows the assessment of commercial feasibility. 

November 15, 2020

PPP Series: Unsolicited Proposals

The next session of CLDP’s public-private partnership (PPP) webinar series discusses unsolicited proposals. 

October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020

Global: CLDP Provides Virtual Training on Commercial Arbitration for Law Schools - eVis Pre-Moot Training

From October 19-23, CLDP, in partnership with the Center for International Legal Education of the University of Pittsburgh, the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution, and other regional partners, initiated a week-long legal analysis course for teams from the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The 28th Annual Middle East Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) is an UNCITRAL-founded educational platform used to develop the practice of international commercial arbitration by engaging law students, lawyers, judges, and arbitrators in mock trials. With support from CLDP, teams participate in an extensive 9-month program dedicated to ensuring successful competition and representation in the Vis Moot. Following a course on arbitration last month, the teams worked with global advisors through virtual sessions and interactive discussions to develop their respective written submissions for the Vis Moot, while also networking with teams from other law schools to trade tips and resources. The program showcases how to incorporate virtual education, share experiences, and develop best practices on international commercial arbitration. 

October 18, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: PPP Business Case Development Webinar

In October 2020, CLDP organized a webinar to learn about how to structure the business case for a PPP. 

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. 

July 27, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: CLDP Holds Webinar on PPP or Traditional Procurement Screening Tools

On July 27, 2020, CLDP organized a webinar to learn about the essential first steps in determining whether a Public-Private Partnership is an appropriate structure for a specific project.