Global: CLDP and the University of Pittsburgh Kick Start the Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020
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From September 4 to October 2, CLDP, in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) of the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, hosted a Virtual Vis Moot Boot Camp for the incoming 2020-2021 CLDP sponsored teams who will compete in the 28th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot).  The Vis Moot is the premier international competition, hosted in part by UNCITRAL, to support the development and practice of efficient dispute resolution.  Every year, CLDP, works with UNCITRAL and the University of Pittsburgh, among other resource partners, to implement a 9-month long program that cultivates a network of commercial arbitration specialists in needed markets.  The Boot Camp is a new program feature, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, materials, and interactive live webinars on the essentials of international commercial arbitration.  Through the Boot Camp, over 30 CLDP teams from the Middle East, North Africa, Eurasia, and South Asia developed the foundational knowledge critical to comprehending the legal arbitration issues presented by the Vis Moot problem, a simulation of an international sales transaction case, to be distributed on October 9.  After the problem is released, CLDP will work with teams through subsequent virtual workshops and consultations, that will support teams submit their written arguments to the Vis. 

CLDP Attorney-Advisor Mais Abousy with Vis Moot advisors and participants from Afghanistan
CLDP Attorney-Advisor Mais Abousy with Vis Moot advisors and participants from Afghanistan
Vis Moot Advisor with participants from South and Southeast Asia
Vis Moot Advisor with participants from South and Southeast Asia

Upcoming Programs

October 27, 2020 - February 9, 2021

CLDP conducted a webinar series on concepts in public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka. PPPs provide an innovative​ financing approach to developing major infrastructure projects across the globe. The webinar series covered concepts including PPP structure, payment mechanisms, project agreements, financing agreements, common contract clauses, and public support mechanisms. Each webinar topic was followed by a discussion group one week after the webinar was delivered. UDA received these trainings weekly from October 27th, 2020 to February 9th, 2021. CLDP’s collaboration with UDA of Sri Lanka is part of its ongoing technical assistance under the Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network.

CLDP in Action

November 9, 2020

CLDP, along with INSOL International and the World Bank Group, a series of Live Forum broadcasts, providing a platform for the judiciary to discuss current issues whilst facilitating knowledge sharing. 
 

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