Iraq Guide for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses

April 4, 2018


Iraq Guide for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses


In an effort to promote foreign investment in Iraq, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), created jointly with Iraqi officials, an Arbitration Guidebook to help Iraqi lawyers in the government and in the private sector draft effective and enforceable arbitration clauses.  The “Guide for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses” is the product of a two-year CLDP program and features guidelines that outline the use of arbitration clauses based on the priorities, importance, and nature of the contract. In addition, the guidebook provides model clauses that have been developed by various well-known international bodies, incorporates international principles, and includes an exhaustive list of online arbitration resources. 


The Arbitration Guidebook is available here in PDF format.






الدليل الاسترشادي لصياغة شرط التحكيم في العقود


في محاولة لتشجيع الاستثمار الأجنبي في العراق، تم وضع برنامج تطوير القانون التجاري (CLDP)، بالاشتراك مع مسؤولين عراقيين، وهو دليل تحكيم لمساعدة المحامين العراقيين في الحكومة وفي القطاع الخاص على صياغة فقرات تحكيم فعالة وقابلة للتنفيذ. "دليل صياغة مواد التحكيم الدولية" هو نتاج برنامجCLDP مدته سنتان ويتضمن إرشادات توضح استخدام مواد التحكيم بناءً على الأولويات والأهمية وطبيعة العقد. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، يوفر الدليل بنودًا نموذجية تم تطويرها من قبل العديد من الهيئات الدولية المعروفة، ويضم مبادئ دولية، ويتضمن قائمة شاملة لموارد التحكيم عبر الإنترنت.



يتوفر دليل التحكيم هنا 

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.  

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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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