Energy Sector Consultations in Burma

March 4, 2013 - March 8, 2013

 The CLDP team first met with Ambassador Derek Mitchell who conveyed the importance of CLDP’s work as Burma opens to the West and the need for tangible commercial law capacity building engagements with the Government of Burma (GoB). CLDP also met with lawyers for the National League for Democracy and members of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to discuss CLDP’s upcoming efforts to help improve Burma’s oil and gas legal and regulatory environment.  The CLDP team also traveled to the capital of Napyitaw, where it conducted meetings with the Ministry of Electric Power and the Ministry of Mines and discussed current legal capacity in those ministries.  The message conveyed to CLDP was that the legal team and staff advising GoB's ministries could greatly benefit from CLDP programs.  CLDP concluded its trip with meetings with President Thein Sein's legal advisors and with Ministry of Energy (MOE) and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) officials, and also conducted a workshop on “Creating an Environment Conducive to Investment in Myanmar’s Oil and Gas Exploration and Production” for MOE,MOGE and Attorney General staff and Parliamentarians.  CLDP anticipates more programming with MOE and MOGE in Burma in the Spring/Summer of 2013.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop