Saudi Arabia: CLDP partners with Saudi’s Arbitration Center to launch the 1st globally known Arabic Arbitration Moot

April 7, 2019 - April 9, 2019

On April 7-9, 2019, CLDP, in cooperation with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), will participate in a three day launch program in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia to promote the 1st Arabic Commercial Arbitration Moot. CLDP, alongside SCCA, will gather with Saudi judges, lawyers, officials, law school faculty and students to discuss the benefits of the Arabic Moot and describe the process of enrolling and competing.  Once universities teams have been enrolled, CLDP will support the SCCA in training arbitrators, university faculty and students. 

In an effort to advance the use of international arbitration instruments, CLDP, alongside its regional partners, developed an annual English language Middle East Pre-Moot program that has supported the participation of key countries in the Wilhelm C. International Commercial Arbitration Vis Moot, an UNCITRAL education tool used to encourage the use of the CISG, the NY convention, and other key arbitration rules (i.e. UNCITRAL Model Rules).  CLDP's Vis Pre-Moot has drawn global attention and is sponsored by the ICC and UNCITRAL.  The SCCA is keen to expand the impact of CLDP's Vis Pre-Moot to non-English speaking arbitration practitioners and is working with CLDP and other resource partners to pilot the Arabic Moot.

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