In early June, Malawi adopted a new secured transactions law – the Personal Property Security Act (PPSA). NatLaw acted as a consultant to this law and was retained by the IFC to assist in the drafting of the law. NatLaw will also provide support with the law’s implementation, including the design and establishment of a registry of security interests.
In late May and early June 2013, the NatLaw Oral Trial Training team conducted a two-week litigation workshop in Mexico City. The two-week workshop was organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México as the last part of an eight-month long certificate program on Human Rights and the New Criminal Adversarial Trial of Mexico.
On April 26, 2013 NatLaw hosted a local event “Influential Women Across Borders.” The event was free to the public and featured guest speakers Hon. Barbara Mundell, Gerda Weissmann Klein, and Dean Clara Szczaranski. NatLaw would like to thank all of its donors, guests, and speakers for making it a wonderful evening.
The country of Liberia adopted new Collateral Registry Regulations towards the end of April 2013 that are now in effect. This reform effort has been supported by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. NatLaw has been working with Liberia as a consultant to the IFC on these Registry Regulations and others in Africa.