Webinar (recording available) -

The recording of the webinar is available here.

Join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on 26 October at 11:00 GMT for a discussion among different practitioners and specialists on how insolvency law works in practice.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a serious economic crisis and raised many questions in the field of insolvency.

In our virtual discussion, our international panel will explore and discuss the answers to some of these questions:

  • How does the law work in practice and what is the importance of expertise for bankruptcy judges, insolvency practitioners and lawyers?
  • How important is it for these stakeholders to be part of any reform process?

The webinar will also focus on the role of model laws promoted by international organisations and discuss how organisations like the EBRD, UNCITRAL and IDLO can help national authorities introduce the necessary reforms and support capacity building given the challenges of the current environment.

Please join us for a virtual discussion featuring:

  • Vladimir Palamarciuc, insolvency and litigation Partner at Turcan Cazac Law Firm, Moldova.
  • Judge Nicoleta Mirela Năstasie, bankruptcy bench at Bucharest Tribunal, VII Section, Romania.
  • Nana Amisulashvili, Chair at Business Rehabilitation and Insolvency Practitioners Association (BRIPA), Georgia
  • Kate Lannan, Senior Legal Officer, UNCITRAL

The panel will be moderated by Dr Paul Omar, an academic and consultant in the field of insolvency.

This event is part of a series of webinars hosted by the EBRD's Legal Transition Team in connection with the launch of a new project by the EBRD to assess the extensiveness and effectiveness of business reorganisation frameworks across all 38 economies where we invest.

The business reorganisation questionnaire will close on 31 October 2020 and we urge all members of the audience with relevant expertise to complete the questionnaire at www.ebrd-restructuring.com​

In these webinars we have discussed business restructuring in the time of COVID-19 and key areas where support and further reforms are needed. The webinars also explored the regional perspectives on business restructuring tools and the latest international trends in the field.

For further details, please see ebrd-restructuring.com​

If you have any queries or would like to submit questions in advance, please email us here.