Webinar – Restructuring in the Covid-19 era: Where do businesses need support?

Join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on 8 September at 15:00 BST for a virtual discussion and launch of our new assessment on the state of business reorganisation frameworks across the regions where the EBRD invests.

 

Please follow this link to register.

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 crisis on businesses in financial difficulties and present a new EBRD initiative aimed at helping national authorities identify what can be done to improve their current frameworks and introduce the longer-term reforms needed to help businesses to return to viability.

Please join us for a virtual discussion moderated by Katie Linsell, Reporter at Bloomberg News, and featuring:

• Francis Malige, EBRD, Head of Financial Institutions

• Catherine Bridge Zoller, EBRD, Senior Counsel, Legal Transition Team

• Piya Mukherjee, President of INSOL Europe and partner at Horten law firm, Denmark

• Professor Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London

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

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. The webinars also explore the regional perspectives on business restructuring tools and the latest international trends in the field.

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