Georgia: CLDP Hosts Webinar Series on International Commercial Arbitration

June 10, 2020

CLDP, in collaboration with the Georgian Association of Arbitrators (GAA), has launched a series of bi-weekly webinars on topics in international commercial arbitration.   The series is split into four sessions that take place on Wednesdays evenings at 5:00 pm Georgia Standard Time.  For each session, experts from the international arbitration community deliver live presentations and participate in a moderated dialog with participants from Georgia’s arbitration community. 

The lack of effective and efficient mechanisms for commercial dispute resolution remains an impediment to economic growth in Georgia.  The expanded use of arbitration in Georgia can help to resolve challenges in the formal legal system by providing access to an alternative form of dispute resolution.  The goal of this webinar series is to build the practical skills of participating Georgian arbitrators and to support the GAA in their mission to improve the practice of arbitration throughout Georgia.

Below is the schedule of dates for CLDP’s Webinar Series on International Commercial Arbitration:

  • June 10, 2020 – Understanding Ad Hoc and Institutional Arbitration
    • Presented by Dr. Kabir Duggal and Rekha Rangachari
  • June 24, 2020 – Public Policy Concerns in Arbitration
    • Presented by Catherine A. Rogers
  • July 8, 2020 – Handling Conflicts of Interest
    • Presented by Giovanna Micheli
  • July 22, 2020 – Drafting Arbitral Awards
    • Presented by David Singer

This project was made possible through funding by the U.S. Department of State.

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management. Furthermore, the sessions will give the Salvadoran textiles representatives the opportunity to begin developing comprehensive plans to effectively disseminate the knowledge they acquire during this program broadly across the industry with other textile professionals in El Salvador. Participants, who represent the Salvadoran private sector, key government agencies, and academia, will continue to engage their U.S. counterparts in this project for the remainder of the CLDP programming throughout 2021. This project is a part of CLDP’s and USTR’s capacity-building program to improve regional prosperity by fostering human and institutional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textile industry.

July 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020

Most of Iraq’s hydrocarbons are located in the province of Basrah. In spite of these mineral resources, unemployment is high in the province. To increase the likelihood that university graduates will be hired, since the summer of 2019, CLDP, in close cooperation with the University of Houston/Petroleum Technology Initiative (PTI), has been conducting a program to equip students from four Basrah universities with the skills sought by International Oil Companies (IOC) that operate in the province. A key skill required from new hires by the IOCs is competence in project management. To this end, PTI, under a contract with CLDP developed and taught in Houston in August 2019, a two-week course on “Project Management in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production”. This course was taught to delegations from four Basrah universities: Basrah University, Southern Technical University, Basrah University for Oil and Gas, Basrah Oil Training institute. Each university was supposed to send one professor and three students to Houston. Unfortunately, for reasons beyond their control, three of the professors were unable to attend the two-week course in Houston, a course that was very well-received by the lone professor and by all the students. Therefore, at CLDP’s request, PTI will now develop an online version of this course, to be used by the universities of the professors who could not go to Houston in August 2019. This development will take place in July and August 2020. 

CLDP in Action

July 30, 2020

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Russia, Europe, and Eurasia (ORUE)CLDP participated in a video meeting with Javlon Vakhabov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States on June 25, 2020, to discuss Uzbekistan’s Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in 2020-2030. 

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