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CEE Finance and Capital Markets Workshops

We are delighted to host our annual CEE Finance and Capital Markets Workshops, taking place virtually from Monday, 9 November to Thursday, 12 November 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation in various countries, the event will be held online, with several short webinar sessions.

This year's workshop will focus on opportunities arising in Central and Eastern Europe in the aftermath of COVID-19. Our speakers from across the CEE region will cover legal and commercial trends in the banking, finance and capital market sectors in light of the recent developments and will provide insight into the diverse markets of CEE.

The CEE Finance and Capital Markets e-brochure ‘COVID-19 – Opportunities’ is now available here: Download brochure. Together with our StrongerTogether network, we compiled market trends and legal developments in thirteen countries in the CEE region.

Please find the agenda below. To register for the sessions, please click here.

Monday, 9 November

3-4.30pm CET

What is next? Post-pandemic outlook for the CEE financing landscape

Opportunities in sustainable finance and beyond

Keynote by Matthew Jordan Tank, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Policy & Project Preparation, Sustainable Infrastructure Group, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

Welcome:
Natascha Doll, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Germany
Florian Klimscha, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria
Stephan Pachinger, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria

Introduction and moderation:
Anouschka Zagorski, Head of English Law Finance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria

Discussion:
Damian Simeonov, Partner, Boyanov & Co – Bulgaria
Marcin Smolarek
, Partner, WKB Wierciński, Kwieciński, Baehr – Poland
Dragoljub Sretenović
, Attorney at Law, BDK Advokati – Serbia
Barbara Hočevar
, Partner, Šelih & partnerji Slovenia

Tuesday, 10 November

3-4.30pm CET

The future of fintech in CEE – a ‘new normal’?

Success stories in leveraging innovation

Keynote by Nathalie Oestmann, Chief Operating Officer, Curve

Introduction and moderation:
Friedrich Jergitsch, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria

Discussion:
Radan Kubr, Partner, PRK Partners, Czech Republic
Ermo Kosk,
Partner, Ellex – Estonia
Ieva Dosinaite, Partner, Ellex – Lithuania
Eva Hromádková
, Attorney at Law, PRK Partners – Slovakia 


Wednesday, 11 November

3-4.30pm CET

Restructuring and insolvency in CEE – short-term medicine or long-term cure?

Chances for navigating a distressed situation

Keynote by Chris Haffenden, Editor, 9fin

Introduction and moderation:
Florian Klimscha, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria


Discussion:
Mia Lazić, Partner, Šavorić & Partners – Croatia
Valentin Voinescu, Partner, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen – Romania
Yulia Kyrpa, Partner, AEQUO – Ukraine



Thursday, 12 November

3-4.30pm CET

CEE capital markets – fit for the future?

The power of capital markets in battling the crisis

Introduction, moderation and conclusion:
Stephan Pachinger, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Austria

Interview:
Peter Allen, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – United Kingdom
Duncan Kellaway, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – United Kingdom

Discussion:
Peter Horvai-Hillenbrand, Partner, Oppenheim – Hungary
Valters Diure, Partner, Ellex – Latvia
Murat Soylu, Partner, Bezen & Partners – Turkey