Company Registration and Arbitration in the Gulf

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Experts, participants and organizers  at the Workshop on Business Registration and Entrepeneurship
Experts, participants and organizers at the Workshop on Business Registration and Entrepeneurship

On August 17-21, CLDP held a workshop in Singapore for government officials, private-sector representatives, civil society organizations, and entrepreneurs from Kuwait and Bahrain. Led by U.S. and international private-sector experts, the program focused on the development of small and medium enterprises, promotion of entrepreneurship, the streamlining of company registration processes, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) best practices. The program was held in Singapore to learn lessons from the country ranked #1 for ease of doing business by the World Bank. The delegation had meetings and trainings with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), and Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME), and met with entrepreneurs and business leaders. The program culminated with the drafting of comprehensive action plans for improving business registration processes and exploring mechanisms to bolster Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in the Gulf.

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