The Middle East & North Africa

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. 

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 15, 2020

Morocco: CLDP Hosts a Webinar on Global Artisan Brands’ Response to COVID-19

On October 15, CLDP hosted a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco.

September 29, 2020

CLDP organizes a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) webinar for Egyptian Commercial Attachés

At the behest of the U.S. embassy in Egypt, CLDP is conducting a capacity building program for Egyptian commercial attachés. The objective of this program is to increase the attachés' capacity to boost Egypt's exports, attract foreign investment into Egypt, and help form joint-ventures between Egyptian firms and foreign firms.

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020

Global: CLDP and the University of Pittsburgh Kick Start the Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp

From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). 

August 28, 2020

Iraq: CLDP Hosts Virtual Reunion with Iraq Vis Moot Association

On August 28, CLDP, in partnership with Iraq's Vis Moot Association and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR), hosted a virtual reunion with over 40 members of the National Vis Moot Association of Iraq. Created in 2018, the Association consists of past participants of CLDP's Vis Moot Program, which aims to cultivate a network of legal experts in international commercial arbitration. As Iraq gets closer to the passage of the New York Convention, it will need a cadre of legal professionals proficient in international commercial arbitration. Through the Vis Moot, CLDP has helped Iraq create a community of legal professionals versed in dispute resolution.  Students who completed the program have moved on to work for the Iraqi government, U.S. law firms and companies working in Iraq, and continued their higher education in arbitration. The reunion was a celebratory virtual event that highlighted the key successes of individuals and provided guiding notes to the incoming 2020-2021 Iraq Vis Moot Class. 

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.

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.

August 13, 2020

Egypt – Ethics Training for the Egyptian National Food Safety Authority

In June and July, 2020, CLDP and experts from the Ethics Law and Programs Division (ELPD) of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Administration and Transactions (AD-TRAX), working in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded project Transforming the Assessment and Inspection of Food Business in Egypt (TAIB), provided comments and guidance in the development of the Egyptian National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) draft Code of Conduct.


July 30, 2020

Morocco – Webinar on Global Artisan Brands’ Response to COVID-19

CLDP will host a webinar in partnership with By hand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco. The presentation will focus on how the U.S. market for global handmade products has been impacted by COVID-19. During this time of uncertainty, the path forward may be unclear for many small businesses. This webinar will help local artisans understand changes in demand of U.S. businesses that are within their target markets, highlight brands that are innovating and excelling despite market challenges, and outline simple ways to stay connected to customers by using impactful messaging. The webinar will be 35-40 minutes long.