Asia & South Asia

April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020

ITAN Project Finance Consultations

On April 21-23, 2020 in Sydney, Australia,  CLDP will hold a week-long consultation for participants from the Ministries of Finance and relevant line ministries from South Asian countries to discuss best practices in project finance

April 20, 2020 - April 21, 2020

Pakistan: CLDP Will Host World IP Day Conference

CLDP will host a conference for World Intellectual Proprty Day in Islamabad on April 20-21, 2020 in coordination with local universities.

March 28, 2020 - April 9, 2020

Energy and Fuel Exploration Workshop

From March 28th-April 9th, 2020, CLDP will host an Energy and Fuel Exploration Workshop for over 35 participants from Afghanistan's mining sector. The workshop will cover Afghanistan's new mining laws and regulations as well as technical developments in the field. 

March 23, 2020 - March 28, 2020

ADR Training and Consultations

Details coming soon.

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/.

March 1, 2020 - March 5, 2020

Sri Lanka PPP Study Tour

On March 1-5, CLDP led a delegation from Sri Lanka to the P3C Conference in Dallas, which is the largest conference on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the United States.

February 10, 2020 - February 12, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Workshop on Advance Rulings

On February 10-12, 2020, as a part of CLDP’s technical assistance to the Government of Afghanistan under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation, CLDP will host a workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Advance Rulings for officials from the Afghanistan Customs Department (“ACD”).  The three-day workshop will feature a refresher on skills needed to conduct classifications, valuations, and rules of origin, and experts from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and CLDP will work with the ACD to develop legislative amendments and draft regulations for Advance Rulings.