Saudi Arabia: CLDP partners with Saudi’s Arbitration Center to launch the 1st globally known Arabic Arbitration Moot

April 7, 2019 - April 9, 2019

On April 7-9, 2019, CLDP, in cooperation with the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA), will participate in a three day launch program in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, Saudi Arabia to promote the 1st Arabic Commercial Arbitration Moot. CLDP, alongside SCCA, will gather with Saudi judges, lawyers, officials, law school faculty and students to discuss the benefits of the Arabic Moot and describe the process of enrolling and competing.  Once universities teams have been enrolled, CLDP will support the SCCA in training arbitrators, university faculty and students. 

In an effort to advance the use of international arbitration instruments, CLDP, alongside its regional partners, developed an annual English language Middle East Pre-Moot program that has supported the participation of key countries in the Wilhelm C. International Commercial Arbitration Vis Moot, an UNCITRAL education tool used to encourage the use of the CISG, the NY convention, and other key arbitration rules (i.e. UNCITRAL Model Rules).  CLDP's Vis Pre-Moot has drawn global attention and is sponsored by the ICC and UNCITRAL.  The SCCA is keen to expand the impact of CLDP's Vis Pre-Moot to non-English speaking arbitration practitioners and is working with CLDP and other resource partners to pilot the Arabic Moot.