Saudi Arabia

April 4, 2021 - April 8, 2021

Middle East: CLDP Supports Second Annual Arabic Moot Competition in Saudi Arabia

CLDP, in partnership with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), virtually hosted the Second SCCA Arabic Moot Competition targeting students in universities of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) studying to earn a bachelor’s degree in Sharia and Law. This year, the virtual Moot brought together 54 participating teams representing 36 universities from 26 cities across the GCC. The Arabic Moot Competition prepares students with legal skills needed to argue before international arbitration tribunals and helps develop their written and oral argument skills through direct feedback from practicing lawyers. The event replicates CLDP program goals of the annual Vis Pre-Moot program, which aims to improve the practice of international commercial arbitration and develop the capacity alternative dispute resolution mechanisms abroad. 

The event website can be viewed here - https://www.sadr.org/arabicmoot2?lang=en.

March 29, 2021

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

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, hosted the second Live Judicial Forum broadcast the next iteration of its live quarterly forums, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues facing courts and judges in insolvency cases. 

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.

December 29, 2020

Saudi Arabia – PPP Contract Best Practices Master Class

CLDP in close collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) National Center for Privatization (NCP) presented a two day webinar on important provisions in Public Private Partnership contracts.  

December 9, 2020

Saudi Arabia – Best Practices for Bankruptcy Trustees

On December 9, in order to assist the Saudi Arabia Bankruptcy Commission in developing best practices in administrative liquidation and trustee practices, CLDP and the Bankruptcy Commission, in collaboration with the U.S Department of Justice U.S. Trustees Program and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Puerto Rico, conducted a webinar regarding management by trustees in insolvency cases.  During the webinar Saudi Trustees learned how U.S. Trustees manage cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Saudi Trustees also learned U.S. bankruptcy judges’ expectations of documentation received from Trustees during bankruptcy cases. Improved bankruptcy law implementation improves opportunities for U.S. companies to invest and conduct business in Saudi Arabia, by securing business transactions and increasing return on investment. 

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. 
 

October 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia: CLDP Trains Regulatory Drafting Team on Insolvency Regulation

On October 19, CLDP, in close cooperation with the Saudi Ministry of Justice (MOJ), conducted a webinar on drafting insolvency regulation for MOJ lawyers.

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. 

August 19, 2020

Saudi Arabia – PPP Contract Provision Standards

CLDP, in close collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s National Center for Privatization, developed a guide for the international standard for Public Private Partnership contract provisions for the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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/.