Kuwait

November 19, 2020

Kuwait: CLDP Presents at US-Kuwait Strategic Dialogues

CLDP Attorney-Advisor Adam Al-Sarraf spoke at the Fourth U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue to the Trade and Investment Cooperation Working Group. 

November 9, 2020

MENA Regional: INSOL International and World Bank Group Virtual Judicial Forum

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 
 

August 19, 2020

Kuwait – Arbitration Law Legislative Drafting Consultations

CLDP, in close collaboration with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center, conducted legislative drafting consultations for lawmakers in Kuwait to finalize a new Arbitration Law for Kuwait.

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.

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia: CLDP to Conduct Judicial Training on Bankruptcy

On July 22-26, 2019, CLDP will conduct judicial capacity building programming in New York, NY, for a 15-person delegation from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Participant judges will visit federal and New York state courts to view live commercial proceedings and learn best practices in adjudicating complex commercial transactions such as bankruptcy. The delegation will also meet with stakeholders in commercial disputes such as U.S. bankruptcy judges, lawyers for bankruptcy litigants, U.S. trustees, and claims agents. Participants will learn the judge’s role in referring commercial cases to alternative means of dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. In recent years, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have developed new commercial laws including insolvency laws to prepare themselves for transformation to knowledge-based economies that attract foreign investment and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship. For new commercial laws to be implemented effectively and protect U.S. investments in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, judges from these countries will need to prepare for complex commercial litigation such as bankruptcy.

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.

May 2, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Kuwait: CLDP Provides Comprehensive Comments on Draft Kuwaiti Bankruptcy Law

On May 2-3, CLDP organized a two-day workshop to review Kuwait’s new bankruptcy draft law, which was hosted by the UN Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna. For U.S. companies, Kuwait’s current bankruptcy system is overly punitive, does not include a restructuring provision to preserve company value, and lacks the requisite transparency and predictability for creditors in the event of a liquidation. The two-day program provided the inter-agency Kuwaiti delegation with over 100 technical comments on the draft bankruptcy law.

April 22, 2019

Kuwait: CLDP Organizes Conference on ADR for Kuwaiti Lawyers

On April 22, CLDP organized a conference with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center for 150 lawyers on the role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in resolving disputes involving start-ups and international transactions. Commercial litigation in Kuwait is lengthy, unpredictable and costly, which can deter commercial activity and investment for companies, including U.S. companies doing business in Kuwait. The conference focused on the importance of the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements to ensure that ADR can be an effective alternative to litigation in Kuwait.

April 22, 2019

Kuwait: CLDP Organizes Conference on ADR for Kuwaiti Lawyers

On April 22, CLDP organized a conference with the Kuwait Commercial Arbitration Center for 150 lawyers on the role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in resolving disputes involving start-ups and international transactions. Commercial litigation in Kuwait is lengthy, unpredictable and costly, which can deter commercial activity and investment for companies, including U.S. companies doing business in Kuwait. The conference focused on the importance of the enforcement of mediated settlement agreements to ensure that ADR can be an effective alternative to litigation in Kuwait.