Azerbaijan – Arbitration Webinar Series – Session 1: Application of the New York Convention and Other Treaties

March 10, 2021

On March 10, CLDP in coordination with Embassy Baku and the Azerbaijan Justice Academy held a two-part webinar on International Arbitration for Judges.  The first webinar series focused on international treaties such as the New York Convention and the application of such treaties and instruments on cross-border disputes.  The second webinar will focus on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (CISG), and specifically focusing on the enforcement of arbitral awards. Case studies specifically designed for the judges will also be a component of each webinar. Azerbaijan recently joined the NY Convention and is in the process of executing a new arbitration and mediation center, CLDP technical assistance to Azerbaijan focuses on rule of law and application of international best practices that will level the playing field for U.S. and local businesses.

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