CLDP Organizes Arbitration Seminar for UAE and Iraqi Judges

April 15, 2015 - April 16, 2015

On April 15-16, CLDP, in coordination with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)-MENA and the UAE Ministry of Justice’s Institute of Training & Judicial Studies, conducted a regional arbitration seminar on the role of judges in enforcing arbitration agreements and awards. The seminar was attended by senior Iraqi trial and appellate judges and UAE commercial judges representing five emirates. CLDP worked closely with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre and ICC to provide key local, regional and international arbitration practitioners to train the Iraqi and UAE judges in the role of courts in ADR, as well as providing a comprehensive review of the UNCITRAL rules, NY Convention on Arbitral Awards, and arbitration clauses in construction and commercial contracts. The main objective of the program was to emphasize the importance of arbitration in attracting investment and commerce and the critical role that judges play in creating a conducive legal environment for arbitration to exist. The seminar provided a unique opportunity for the judges to exchange experiences with lawyers and arbitrators to discuss the latest developments in arbitration throughout the MENA region. 

CLDP in Action

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

On October 23-24 in Tunis, Tunisia, CLDP held a workshop to identify potential changes to Tunisian law that would encourage increased cross-border eCommerce transactions for both exports and imports. Over 40 representatives from several government ministries, the private sector, and the NGO community discussed potential amendments to Tunisia’s eCommerce law, customs procedures, central bank currency and payment rules, and other matters.  The participants offered sets of informal recommendations for further action.

ECommerce in Tunisia has not reached its full potential, although there are black market eCommerce websites. Legal changes could help Tunisian SMEs and individuals reach new markets, while also providing opportunities for US sellers.

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