Saudi Arabia

March 8, 2021 - March 12, 2021

CLDP Global Vis Pre-Moot Oral Advocacy Program Phase Three Virtual or In-Person

CLDP in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, will host the 11th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain.

October 19, 2020 - October 23, 2020

CLDP Global Vis Pre-Moot Phase One - Training the Trainers Virtual or In-Person

On October 19 -23, in Dubai, UAE, CLDP will launch Phase 1 programming of the 11th Annual Middle East Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot Program.

September 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021

CLDP Global Vis Pre-Moot Written Advocacy Program Phase Two Virtual

From September 2020 through January 2021, CLDP will provide virtual assistance to teams participating in CLDP's 11th Annual Middle East Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot Program.

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/.

December 9, 2019

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Conducts Foreign Investment Seminar

On December 9, 2019, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, CLDP presented a seminar on commercial law reforms that would attract foreign investment and promote innovation in the Saudi Arabian economy. Representatives from the Saudi Arabia General Investment Authority, the National Center for Privatization and Public Private Partnerships, and the Ministry of Commerce and Investment attended. Participants heard from international and local legal experts who recommended the legal changes necessary to reach the foreign investment goals set out in the Saudi Vision 2030 economic plan. Presentations focused on laws related to trade, privatization, and public private partnerships. These recommended reforms would result in significant opportunities for U.S. companies to access the Saudi market

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.

October 16, 2019 - October 17, 2019

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Supports the Launch of the World’s First Arabic Arbitration Moot

On October 16-17, in Riyadh, in partnership with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), CLDP supported the launch of the world’s first Arabic Arbitration Moot (AAM) by hosting a two-day training session that provided Saudi students with the necessary legal skills, tools, and resources to compete in the Moot. AAM is an educational platform that engages students, academia, and practitioners to promote the use of international commercial arbitration in the Middle East. Its aim is to initiate the use of clinical legal education, develop Arabic legal scholarship, and improve the capacity of the next generation of Arabic speaking arbitration specialist in the region. The program was conducted on the margins of the SCCA’s 2nd Annual International Arbitration Conference.

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.