Webinar (recording available) –

The recording of the webinar is available here.

Join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on 23 September at 12:00 BST to explore perspectives on business restructuring across the regions where the EBRD invests.

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered a serious economic crisis in developed and emerging markets alike and severely impacted businesses across the world. What should governments be doing to help businesses to survive?

Our virtual discussion will explore the impact of the pandemic through a regional lens and ask representatives of the business community how companies are withstanding the economic crisis. Our speakers will address the perspective of both businesses and their financial institution creditors and will discuss what further steps are necessary to support businesses, with particular reference to EBRD countries of operations Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine.

Please join us for a virtual discussion featuring:

- Engin Akçakoca, Consultant and former Chairman and CEO of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency, Turkey

- Nikola Babić, Partner, Moravčević vojnović i partneri law firm, Serbia

- Mary Ellen Collins, Board Member and Former EBRD Director of Corporate Recovery

- Oksana Karel, Counsel and Co-Head of International Litigation and Arbitration, Arzinger, Ukraine

Our webinar will be moderated by: Philip Wood, CBE, QC (Hon)

The webinar is organised 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.

We are inviting everyone with experience of business restructuring and insolvency legislation in their country to complete an online questionnaire available on the website.

This event is part of a series of webinars hosted by the EBRD's Legal Transition Team. The panel discussions address the business restructuring in the time of COVID-19 and highlight the key areas where support and further reforms are needed.

If you have any queries or would like to submit questions in advance, please contact belld@ebrd.com.