MENA: CLDP to hold Regional Conference on Insolvency Best Practices

November 3, 2014 - November 5, 2014
Participants and speakers following the final day of the program.
Participants and speakers following the final day of the program.

On November 3-5, 2014 The UAE Ministry of Justice, the UAE Institure for Traning and Judicial Studies and CLDP co-hosted a 3-day regional workshop in Dubai, UAE on Developing A Comprehensive Insolvency Regime in the Region. The region-wide program included judges, lawyers, practitioners, and small business association members from Yemen, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE. The goal was to spur insolvency reform by (1) encouraging judicial and university education; (2) raising awareness to macroeconomic benefits and the need to decriminalization; (3) outlining comprehensive regulatory drafting; (4) promoting access to credit for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

The regional program was led by experts from the World Bank, INSOL, private sector law firms and banks, local quasi-government entities, local university professors, in additional to a Sharia’h Finance Scholar and a US Bankruptcy Court Judge. The regional program is part of a broader multiphase program aimed at engaging the judiciary, private sector, government and civil society organizations in collectively encouraging insolvency reform that aligns with international best practices.

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.

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