March 1, 2014 - March 7, 2014

CLDP Hosts Fourth Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot

The Fourth Annual Middle East Commercial Arbitration Vis Pre-Moot was held March 1-7, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. This event was organized by CLDP and Qatar University with support from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education.

December 10, 2013

Kuwait: CLDP Holds Discussion on SME Development and Company Registration

On December 10, CLDP and the US Embassy held a roundtable discussion regarding the challenges facing company registration and the importance of SME development in Kuwait. The roundtable was attended by Kuwaiti public sector representatives, SMEs, international corporations, and a regional NGO.

June 3, 2013 - June 5, 2013

GCC Commercial Law Harmonization Project

CLDP and United States Trade Representative (USTR) travelled to Riyadh June 3-5 for a GCC-U.S. Forum on Trade and Investment Issues hosted by the GCC Secretariat-General. 

February 27, 2012 - March 1, 2012

Middle East Law Students Successfully Compete in the Vis Pre-Moot Competition

The Second Annual Willem C. Vis Middle East International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot, in Muscat, Oman, took place February 29-March 1, 2012. The Vis Middle East Pre-Moot is organized by CLDP, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law’s Center for International Legal Education (CILE), and the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). Participating teams included the University of Bahrain, Sultan Qaboos University in Oman, United Arab Emirates University, Qatar University, Faculty of Legal, Political and Social Sciences of Tunis, University of Jordan, and University of Baghdad. Legal practitioners from the local, regional and international legal community took part as arbitrators in the Pre-Moot. 

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.

November 10, 2009 - November 11, 2009

Kuwait Invitational Conference for Judges on Commercial Dispute Resolution

In conjunction with the Kuwaiti Institute for Judicial and Legal Studies, CLDP organized a two-day Commercial Law Conference in Kuwait City related to dispute resolution in the Arabian Peninsula.