|Organized by the World Bank Institute/Private Sector Development Investment Climate Learning Program, the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region and the World Bank’s Legal Department (LEGPS), and in partnership with the ECA GDLN team.
This GDLN policy dialogue is the sixth in a series of regional dissemination of lessons and best practices in key dimensions of the investment climate. This is the first of two dialogues aimed at the Balkan countries and the EU candidate countries focusing on strengthening commercial law frameworks with a particular emphasis on creditor rights and insolvency laws. This videoconference policy dialogue will feature two speakers, both experts in the field of insolvency and creditor rights systems.
The video conference is intended to bring together relevant participants from policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders including government officials and representatives from the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and academics and policy researchers to discuss how best to initiate reforms.
Gordon W. Johnson, Lead Counsel, The World Bank.
Mr. Johnson's presentation will focus on providing an overview of Insolvency and creditor rights systems in the region and globally.
Igor Palka, Head of Allen & Overy Bratislava.
Mr. Palka will discuss Slovakia’s reform experience in the area of commercial law frameworks. Mr. Palka's presentation will focus on the lessons Slovakia learned from its experience in reforming its creditor rights and insolvency frameworks (the hows on implementation of the reforms), what has worked and the continuing challenges of reforming the commercial law framework.
Discussion and Wrap Up
The second half of the videoconference is set aside for open discussion.