Asia & South Asia

October 6, 2020 - October 13, 2020

Afghanistan – Series of Webinars on Trademark Classification

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted two 2-hour webinars for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of TM classification as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications.

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Supporting Maldives International Arbitration Center with its First Arbitration Case

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed.

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

Maldives Vis Moot Program

CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. 

September 25, 2020 - September 28, 2020

Sri Lanka: CLDP Hosts the annual Sri Lankan National Selection Rounds for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in partnership with the Moot Court Bench,held its annual Sri Lankan National Selection Rounds for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot on the 27th of September 2020 at the Hilton Colombo Residences.

The Moot Court Bench is an initiative created in collaboration with CLDP to develop alternate dispute resolution mechanisms in Sri Lanka with special emphasis on Arbitration and Commercial Law. To date, the program has successfully trained over 40 selected law students over 3 years and recently expanded its capacity to accommodate over 60 students per sitting earlier this year. This event marked the culmination of 3 months of hard work and dedication by both the mooties and the administrative departments of the Moot Court Bench.
The highlight of the National Rounds was the Grand Finale between the top two teams in the program, from the Royal Institute of Colombo and Sri Lanka Law College.
The Arbitral Tribunal for the finale comprised of Former Justice Shiranee Tilakawardana, Dr Asanga Gunawansa and Mr Viraj Dayaratne, PC.
Sri Lanka Law College emerged the Champions for the year 2020, pleading on behalf of the Respondent and the Royal Institute of Colombo, pleading on behalf of the Claimant were awarded the runners-up.
Amani Raji, from the Royal Institute of Colombo, was adjudged the Best Oralist for her outstanding advocacy skills.

September 24, 2020

Afghanistan: CLDP Will Sponsor an Arbitrators’ Training

On September 24, CLDP, in coordination with the Afghanistan Center for Dispute Resolution (ACDR), sponsored an introductory training for 9 arbitrators.

September 22, 2020

Power Africa and ITAN: CLDP Holds Webinar on Pre-Qualification Methods for PPPs

On September 22, CLDP organized a webinar on pre-qualification and evaluation methods for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)...

September 17, 2020

Nepal: CLDP Conducts Webinar on Public Private Partnerships

On September 17, CLDP, in collaboration with the Nepal Renewable Energy Program (NREP), conducted a webinar on public-private partnerships (PPPs) for provincial Nepali government officials. 

September 15, 2020 - September 22, 2020

Afghanistan – Webinar Series on Trademark Likelihood of Confusion

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted two 2-hour webinars for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of likelihood of confusion as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications.

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 25, 2020

Afghanistan: SPS Private-Sector Stakeholder Meeting

On Tuesday, August 25th, CLDP, in cooperation with USDA and USAID, hosted a virtual meeting, which engaged representatives from the Afghanistan private-sector to discuss sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures in Afghanistan.