Saudi Arabia: CLDP Trains Saudi Bankruptcy Commission

March 10, 2019 - March 11, 2019

On March 11-12, CLDP conducted training in international best practices of bankruptcy for policy-makers and trustees in the newly-established Saudi Bankruptcy Commission (SBC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The acting U.S. Trustee for Region 3 (which includes Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) and the Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 4 (which includes Maryland, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia) presented on the trustee's role and U.S. best practices in bankruptcy. SBC leaders also presented on the role of the trustee in Saudi Arabia's nascent bankruptcy regime. In addition to the role of the trustee, topics included managing the relationship between judges and trustees, restructuring, and liquidation. Points of discussion also included selection and training of trustees and professional responsibility. An effective bankruptcy legal regime in Saudi Arabia will provide protections for U.S. companies operating in the region and increase the security of investments in Saudi Arabia.

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