Kuwait: CLDP Presents at US-Kuwait Strategic Dialogues

November 19, 2020

CLDP Attorney-Advisor Adam Al-Sarraf spoke at the Fourth U.S.-Kuwait Strategic Dialogue to the Trade and Investment Cooperation Working Group.  Mr. Al-Sarraf highlighted Kuwait’s recently implemented bankruptcy law passed by Kuwait’s National Assembly in August 2020, which removed severe penalties for defaulting on payments and significantly improved Kuwait’s legal environment for foreign investment.  In 2019, CLDP provided extensive technical assistance to the government of Kuwait in drafting the new law to incorporate international best practices.  Mr. Al-Sarraf also described upcoming CLDP programming in Kuwait, including training regarding best practices in insolvency adjudication, government procurement, and international arbitration.  In attendance at the virtual Strategic Dialogue were representatives from Kuwait and U.S. governments, including the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority, U.S. Embassy including U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait Alina Romanowski, and U.S. Department of Commerce including Deputy Assistance Secretary for Middle East and Africa Camille Richardson.   

Upcoming Programs

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

October 5, 2020 - December 31, 2020

On October 5, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration filed. CLDP will be assisting MIAC with the case management of this case – helping MIAC’s case managers process this case effectively, efficiently, and transparently.  In the process, CLDP will ensure that MIAC’s staff and case managers receive case management training on the job.

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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