The Middle East & North Africa

January 4, 2021 - January 22, 2021

Tunisia – CLDP Presents at National Conference for Technology Transfer Offices

CLDP, in cooperation with the University of Carthage, is supporting a team of law students representing Tunisia in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition.  On January 4, the team worked closely with Vis Moot advisors, law faculty, and CLDP attorneys to complete the second and final required written submission for the competition, due January 28.   Throughout the month of January, the team participated in weekly law lectures, worked closely with advisors, and drafted multiple memorandums.  The competition is an international educational platform used to improve the legal environment for contract enforcement through commercial arbitration.

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 17, 2020

Tunisia – CLDP Hosts a Webinar on Digital Tools for Global Artisan Businesses Post COVID

CLDP hosted a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Tunisia. 

December 9, 2020

Morocco – CLDP Hosts a Webinar on Digital Tools for Global Artisan Businesses Post COVID

CLDP will hosted a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco. The presentation reviewed digital marketing tools for global artisan businesses and shared tips on how to create a digital strategy for today’s market. The Moroccan handicraft sector supports one million jobs and is essential to the economic and political stability of the country.

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 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 12, 2020

Morocco – Best Practices for Effective Procurement Lifecycles

CLDP, in cooperation with the General Treasury of the Kingdom of Morocco, conducted a workshop on best practices for effective public procurement lifecycles

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. 

November 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021

Global: CLDP Holds Weekly Sessions for Vis Moot Teams

CLDP, in partnership with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh, is holding a legal writing curriculum on for teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). The Vis Moot is a global legal competition, established by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, to spur the practice of international commercial arbitration and build the capacity of the next generation of lawyers in the field. The CLDP Vis Pre-Moot program has been implemented annually since 2006 to expand the Vis Moot to countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia that are developing their alternative dispute resolution legal capacity. From November 9 to January 22, over 28 teams will work on legal memoranda for the 2020 Vis Moot Problem. CLDP and CILE will support teams by arranging weekly office hours with renowned professors of arbitration as well as weekly live feedback sessions on draft briefs from Vis Advisors, most of whom are former graduates of previous CLDP Vis Pre-Moot Program. Through these virtual consultations, teams will have dedicated support and access to on-demand virtual resources that are critical to their participation and success in the Vis Moot. 

November 2, 2020 - November 4, 2020

Tunisia – CLDP Presents at National Conference for Technology Transfer Offices

On November 4, CLDP, at the request of the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Research (ANPR), conducted a webinar for technology transfer stakeholders on strategies for technology commercialization. Participants discussed key commercialization topics for Tunisia such as developing institutional capacity to manage intellectual property assets, seeking patent protection internationally, and determining the value of new technologies. CLDP’s collaboration with ANPR is part of its ongoing technical assistance to Tunisia under the Middle Eastern Partnership Initiative of the U.S. Department of State.