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

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