Bahrain

December 11, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center Capacity Building Training

CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Center for Innovation and Technology, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), and Tamkeen, will hold a 2-day roundtable to gather local stakeholders and constituents of the newly established innovation center. 

October 20, 2019 - October 22, 2019

United Arab Emirates: CLDP Completed Phase I of the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

On October 20-22, in Abu Dhabi, CLDP held Phase I, which is the official launch, of the 10th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Vis Moot is one of the most prestigious commercial arbitration competition in the world, which is held annually in Vienna and Hong Kong. CLDP’s Middle East program is a multi-phased program aimed to prepare student participants in the areas of written and oral advocacy in order to help them prepare for the competition. For Phase I, CLDP hosted around 16 teams from 9 countries, including, the UAE, Qatar, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Bahrain, and Saudi Arabia. Students dissected and analyzed this year’s problem and created an outline of their written argument. The Vis Moot program helps promote alternative dispute resolution in the Middle East and South Asia, which in turn helps promote a better business enabling environment by creating better contract enforcement mechanisms in the region.

September 19, 2019 - September 20, 2019

Arabian Peninsula: CLDP Conducts Judicial Procurement Training

On September 19-20, 2019, CLDP conducted a workshop for judges from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain on the adjudication of procurement disputes in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

September 17, 2019 - September 18, 2019

MENA: CLDP Supported Judges’ Participation in Court Administration Conference

From September 17-18, 2019, CLDP facilitated the participation of judicial delegations from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain in the 10th Annual International Association for Court Administration’s (IACA) conference in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

June 30, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Bahrain: CLDP Conducts Training on Secured Lending Law

On June 30 and July 1, in Manama, CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Economic Development Board and the Central Bank of Bahrain, will conduct a workshop for lawyers and businesspeople regarding the recently drafted Secured Lending Law. CLDP assisted with the drafting of the new law, which was recently ushered through the legislative drafting process in response to recommendations from the World Bank that such law would improve access to credit in Bahrain. 

June 26, 2019 - June 27, 2019

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Training on New Insolvency Law

On June 26-27, in Manama, CLDP in cooperation with the Bahrain Institute for Banking and Finance (BIBF) and the Bahrain Ministry of Justice, conducted insolvency law training for local bankers and business people. This program is an extension of CLDP’s efforts to support the development of a modern insolvency legal regime in Bahrain including assisting with the drafting of the new law and training lawyers, business people, and judges on its effective implementation. 

June 25, 2019 - June 27, 2019

MENA: Regional Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference

On June 25-27, 2019, CLDP organized a regional conference on mediation in Tunis, Tunisia, bringing together more than 110 participants from the justice sectors of Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, and Algeria. The conference focused on the use of mediation to resolve commercial disputes with sessions facilitated by subject-matter experts from the UN Commission on International Trade Law, the International Chamber of Commerce, JAMS Mediation, Arbitration and ADR Services, and current and former U.S. judges. Topics included the role of courts in encouraging mediation, the legal framework supporting mediation, enforcement of mediated settlements, mediation rules and practices, and standards for the conduct of mediators. Additionally, each delegation presented on recent developments in mediation in their countries: Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain are considering adopting new mediation statutes. CLDP hopes that this program will lead to increased recourse to mediation as a tool to resolve contractual disputes and ultimately contribute to a more attractive legal environment for cross-border business in the region.

June 25, 2019

Bahrain: CLDP Builds Competition Law Capacity

On June 25, in Manama, CLDP met with representatives from the Consumer Protection Directorate of the Bahrain Ministry of Commerce Industry and Tourism to discuss ways of raising the capacity of the staff to implement the recently promulgate Competition Law in Bahrain.  

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Bahrain: CLDP Organizes SME Consultation in Singapore

On June 17-20, CLDP held a workshop and consultation for Bahraini officials that are members of an action team tasked with drafting and implementing a series of new laws and programs to promote small business and government tendering SME programs in Bahrain.

April 1, 2019 - April 2, 2019

MENA: CLDP Facilitates Participation in INSOL 13th Annual Judicial Colloquium

On April 1-2, in Singapore, CLDP, in coordination with INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Professionals), supported the participation of judges from Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia in the 13th INSOL Judicial Colloquium. INSOL International is a global federation of associations including lawyers, judges and accountants that aims to increase international cooperation and communication in the insolvency profession. The INSOL Judicial Colloquium is the only global venue for judges from around the world to share best practices in restructuring and liquidation procedures. This year is the first time that these four countries have participated in the Colloquium and CLDP plans to leverage INSOL’s extensive network and resources, such as its World Bank-funded Judicial Training College, to support its ongoing programming with MENA judges. The Colloquium provided the MENA judges with the opportunity to apply modern bankruptcy principles to hypothetical case studies and to receive practical guidance from senior judges from more advanced bankruptcy jurisdictions. CLDP plans to develop joint programs with INSOL over the next two years to expand its judicial training activities.