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, 2020, the Maldives International Arbitration Center (MIAC) had its first ever arbitration case filed. CLDP has been providing skills training and certification courses to prepare MIAC to begin conducting arbitrations. The training has focused on ensuring that the MIAC staff know how to effectively handle a case from inception to conclusion in a transparent and impartial manner. 

October 22, 2020 - December 3, 2020

On October 22-26 and December 1 and 3, CLDP, in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will conduct a series of trainings on investigative techniques for staff from the Dominican Republic’s (DR) competition authority (Procompetencia). Procompetencia requested the training to improve their staff’s interview and interrogation skills so that they are better able to conduct effective investigations of collusive activity in the procurement system.

October 27, 2020 - February 9, 2021
November 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021

From November 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.

November 9, 2020 - January 22, 2021

CLDP, in partnership with the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh, is holding a legal writing curriculum on for teams competing in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). The Vis Moot is a global legal competition, established by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, to spur the practice of international commercial arbitration and build the capacity of the next generation of lawyers in the field.

December 1, 2020

CLDP will run an introductory workshop in partnership with the PPP Authority on the legal structure of a basic PPP for participants from various line ministries. The legal structure of a PPP project can be complex. Understanding this structure can help with hiring appropriate experts, negotiating terms, and accurately measuring and understanding the costs of a PPP transaction. The webinar will be recorded and dispersed to all participants following the presentation.

December 3, 2020

CLDP plans to organize an information exchange with members of Pakistan’s National Assembly, officials from the Ministry of Information Technology and IT, and other officials, on such current issues as data regulation privacy, or e-Commerce.

CLDP had originally proposed to have this program in the United States but now proposes it virtually.

December 4, 2020

On August 19-20, 2020, the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), in close cooperation with CLDP, will conduct a continuing legal education (CLE) webinar for Pakistan lawyers on the formation of new business entities. 

December 6, 2020

The PPP process requires a significant amount of time and resources. To ensure that those resources are well spent, it is important to have an understanding of Financial modeling. 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. In this webinar, the speaker will cover the basics of developing a Financial Model. The program will include a pre-recorded webinar, and a live Q&A session on December 10. 

December 8, 2020 - December 9, 2020

On December 8-9th,  CLDP will host a two-part webinar in partnership with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help Kosovo with its spectrum policy and identifying the criteria for supply chain risk management as Kosovo prepares to lay the groundwork for deployment of next generation cellular networks.

Tags: Commerce, Kosovo
December 8, 2020

On December 8, CLDP, along with counterparts from USAID and the U.S. Department of State, held an introductory meeting with Afghanistan’s newly confirmed Minister of Industry and Commerce (MoIC). CLDP described its technical support of MoIC’s priorities to increase exports, improve trade and transit, and attract foreign investment.

December 8, 2020 - December 9, 2020

On December 8 and 9, CLDP will host a virtual workshop for officials from a variety of Moldova’s ministries involved in the creation of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) regulations. Moldova is interested in increasing transparency in the development of SPS measures, particularly so that interested parties such as Moldovan farmers and agrobusinesses can provide input as Moldova develops those SPS rules and regulations. The workshop will also focus on Moldova’s request for assistance in increasing its notification of SPS measures to the World Trade Organization.

December 9, 2020

CLDP will host a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Morocco.

Tags: Commerce, Morocco
December 9, 2020

In order to assist the Saudi Bankruptcy Commission in developing best practices in administrative liquidation and trustee practices, CLDP and the Saudi Bankruptcy Commission, in collaboration with the U.S Department of Justice U.S. Trustees Program and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Puerto Rico, will conduct a webinar regarding best practices for trustees in insolvency cases.  During the webinar scheduled for 9 December 2020, participant licensed Saudi Trustees will learn how U.S. Trustees have been managing cases during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Saudi Trustees will also learn U.S.

December 9, 2020

CLDP, in cooperation with USPTO, will provide a file link to select Pakistani judges likely to adjudicate intellectual property (IP) cases (e.g., IP Tribunal Presiding Officers) and who register/accept an invitation to the webinar from CLDP.

December 15, 2020 - December 16, 2020
December 15, 2020

CLDP will host a webinar on debt indicators and debt structures as part of its ongoing Financial Modeling Series for the Public Private Partnership Authority of Bangladesh. Understanding debt indicators and debt structures is crucial to formulating an accurate debt schedule and a comprehensive financial model that accurately portrays the commercial feasibility of a public private partnership. The webinar will cover debt indicators and debt structures, key covenants, amortization triggers, debt service reserves, and discuss common issues when formulating debt models.

December 16, 2020

On December 16, CLDP, in coordination with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Government of Kosovo (GoK) will sponsor a second training on the advance ruling systems.  This session will include private sector companies from Kosovo AmCham and other shipping associations as an opportunity to learn about the GoK advance ruling system and to support the Kosovar government in creating a mechanism for uniform advance rulings on origin/classification and valuation.

Tags: Customs, Kosovo
December 16, 2020

On December 16, 2020, CLDP along with USPTO and a U.S. federal judge, will train judges from the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Republika Srpska and the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of Federation of BiH on intellectual property (IP) adjudication. 

December 17, 2020

CLDP will host a webinar in partnership with ByHand Consulting to increase the export preparedness of artisans in Tunisia.

Tags: Commerce, Tunisia
December 17, 2020

Beginning on December 17, CLDP will host a series of monthly office hours for Vis Moot students and coaches from the Balkans, leading up to the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot) taking place in March 2021. The Vis Moot experience helps participating students gain the necessary skills to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries. 

December 18, 2020

CLDP will host a Western Balkans Customs Trade Facilitation Working Group discussion on Friday, December 18 from 14:30h – 16:30h CET. During the meeting, CLDP will provide an update of planned programs for 2021. CLDP will also hear updates from the CEFTA Secretariat and a brief update on lessons learned during the COVID-19 Pandemic from working group expert Vladimir Pisar.

December 29, 2020

CLDP in close collaboration with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) National Center for Privatization (NCP) will present a two day webinar on important provisions in Public Private Partnership contracts.  Topics include Force Majeure, Termination, Bonds and Guarantees, and English Law Application to PPP Contracts.  Presenters will hail from academia, international and local private practice and participants will be the NCP legal staff.