Upcoming Programs

September 1, 2020 - January 15, 2021

From September 2020 through January 2021, CLDP will provide virtual assistance to teams participating in CLDP's 11th Annual Middle East Vis International Commercial Arbitration Pre-Moot Program.

September 4, 2020 - October 2, 2020

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.

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 2, 2020

On October 2, 2020, CLDP, in cooperation with the USAID-funded Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity (PREIA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) hosted a Webinar with the Pakistan Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Authorized Economic Operators (AEOs).

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.

October 5, 2020 - November 3, 2020

October 2, 2020

October 5, 2020 - October 13, 2020

The next session of CLDP’s public-private partnership (PPP) webinar series discusses sector-specific examples of how Feasibility and Pre- Feasibility Studies can be utilized as a part of a PPP or traditional procurement process. Experts provide an overview of the importance of these studies and their role in the procurement process in the power, transportation, and water sector. 

October 6, 2020 - October 13, 2020

CLDP, in close cooperation with USPTO, conducted two 2-hour webinars for the Afghanistan TM Directorate on the concept of TM classification as one of the key elements in the examination of TM applications. USPTO experts presented a comprehensive tutorial, including interactive discussion among the participants. The first session focused on the critical aspects of TM classification, and the second session consisted of “hands-on” exercises and case studies to hone the analytical skills of the Afghan examiners.

Tags: Afghanistan
October 12, 2020 - October 23, 2020

From October 12 -23, CLDP, in coordination with Association ARBITRI and University of Pittsburgh Faculty of Law, will hold a two-week virtual training to prepare law students from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, and Belarus for the 28th Willem C. Vis Moot competition (Vis Moot) that will take place virtually in March 2021. CLDP’s training will focus on topics that include an overview of a complex commercial dispute and applicable legal principles, as well as presentations and discussions focusing on the procedural and substantive issues relevant to the dispute, respectively.

October 13, 2020

On October 13, 2020, in coordination with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, CLDP will host a first in a series of webinars on advance rulings for Kosovo Customs officials. 

Tags: Customs, Kosovo
October 14, 2020

On October 14, 2020, CLDP held a second virtual consultation via video with participants from the Bangladesh government and private sector on current regulatory issues, discussing data and privacy issues as well as draft legislation, following up on an introductory consultation in April 2020. The program also included other issues of interest, such as policies regarding artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.

October 18, 2020

The PPP process requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important to ensure that PPPs have the requisite business case and make financial sense in order to move forward. In October 2020, CLDP will organize a webinar to learn more about how to structure the business case for a PPP. The webinar is part of a PPP series developed for Power Africa and the Indo- Pacific Strategy.

October 22, 2020

Pursuant to a request from the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA),  Pakistan’s telecom regulator, CLDP plans to organize one or more virtual educational sessions on topics of mutual interest.

October 27, 2020 - February 9, 2021

CLDP will conduct a webinar series on concepts in PPPs for the Urban Development Authority (UDA) of Sri Lanka. The series will cover concepts including PPP structure, payment mechanisms, project agreements, financing agreements, common contract clauses, and public support mechanisms. Each webinar topic will be followed by a discussion group one week after the webinar is delivered. UDA will receive these trainings weekly from October 27th, 2020 to February 9th, 2021.

October 27, 2020

CLDP will run a workshop on developing a financial model for PPPs. Financial modeling is the tool that allows the assessment of commercial feasibility. The financial model is designed to reflect the estimated financial situation of the project company during the life of the contract. This workshop will cover more advanced topics than the pre-recorded webinar series.