Global Initiatives

CLDP, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and USAID, conducts global initiatives in key areas of international commerce and development, such as women's econonmic empowerment, energy infrastructure development, and international commercial arbitration. 

Global Energy & Natural Resources

As one of the U.S. agencies providing technical assistance under multiple initiatives of the U.S. Department of State, CLDP leverages the expertise of its lawyers and experts to help countries establish commercial law frameworks and improve policies, regulations, model contracts, and guidelines in the oil and gas, LNG, power, and mineral sectors.

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W-GDP Initiative

Through an agreement with USAID in the Dominican Republic, CLDP expanded its existing public procurement project to target women-owned and small businesses' access to government contracts. CLDP's programming will address the main obstacles that face these businesses and help create an enabling legal environment for them.

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's W-GDP Initiative.

Vis-Moot (Commercial Arbitration)

Along with the U.S. Department of State and USAID, CLDP has developed an educational program to train and mentor law school students in oral and written advocacy and international commercial arbitration. Students use this experience to compete in the international Vis Moot where they simulate aspects of the arbirtration procedure and the use of international commercial arbitration conventions

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Upcoming Programs

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CLDP in Action

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021

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.