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Save the date Save the date February 2, 2022 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM (GMT+0) Event Details Event Details Catherine Bridge Zoller, Senior Counsel, EBRD, will moderate the event. If you have any queries or would like to submit questions in advance, please contact Natalia Pagkou at PagkouN@ebrd.com. There will be time for Q&A. Speakers Speakers Christoph Paulus Professor em. of law, Dr at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Christoph Paulus Professor em. of law, Dr at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Christoph G. Paulus is a professor em. of law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Germany from 1994 to 2019 – holding a chair for Civil Law, Civil Procedure Law, Insolvency Law and ancient Roman Law. He had studied law at the University of Munich and has done his LL.M. at the University of California in Berkeley. Being an expert primarily in insolvency law, Prof. Paulus has worked several times as a consultant of both the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC. Moreover, from 2006 through 2011, he served as an adviser of the German delegation on the UNCITRAL insolvency law sessions. He has lectured worldwide and has held guest professorships at various universities; additionally, he is member of various international institutions such as the American College of Bankruptcy or the International Insolvency Institute (of which he has been a Vice-President until summer 2017). Since his retirement in spring 2019 he is Associate Member of South Square, London, and since September 1, 2019 Of Counsel with White & Case, Berlin. Currently he is member of the European expert group advising the Commission on its harmonization efforts in insolvency law.
Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal Professor, Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal Professor, Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London
Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal is a Professor in Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to joining CCLS he was a Senior Lecturer in Financial Law and the Academic Director at the Centre for Financial and Management Studies (SOAS), University of London and the School of Law, University of Warwick. He taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in various Schools of Law and Business Schools in the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, France and Argentina as well as in professional training courses in Africa, Asia and Europe.
He has acted as a Sovereign Debt Expert for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Senior Insolvency Expert for the World Bank / IFC and as a consultant to several multilateral institutions in Washington DC and Europe, Central Banks and Sovereign States as well as in several international transactions with Law Firms. He specialises in international finance and insolvency law. He is the author/editor of seven books and has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals. He sits in the editorial/advisory board of several law journals in the UK and US and is a member of national and international institutions and associations specialised in comparative commercial and insolvency law. Catherine Bridge Zoller Senior Counsel at EBRD Catherine Bridge Zoller Senior Counsel at EBRD
Catherine Bridge Zoller is a Senior Counsel for restructuring and insolvency in the EBRD's Legal Transition Team, which aims to promote an investor-friendly, transparent and predictable legal environment in the EBRD countries of operations. Since joining the Bank in 2012, Catherine has led a number of EBRD projects spanning from insolvency law reform to institutional and regulatory capacity building. She has also helped develop strategies for non-performing loan resolution in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CESEE) both as part of the Vienna Initiative 2 platform and outside the CEE in countries such as Mongolia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Prior to joining the Bank, Catherine was a senior associate in the Restructuring and Insolvency department of Clifford Chance LLP and worked in the firm's London, Milan and Munich offices and was seconded to Dubai, where she contributed to reform of the United Arab Emirates Bankruptcy Law. A UK and Canadian national, Catherine is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales and a graduate of Oxford University. She is fluent in French, German and Italian. Erika Papp Managing Partner at CMS Budapest Erika Papp Managing Partner at CMS Budapest
Erika Papp is the managing partner of CMS Budapest and the Head of Finance teams in CEE/CIS.
Erika advises financial institutions and other companies on financial transactions and regulatory projects across the CEE region. She has several years’ experience in advising clients on restructuring and insolvency matters. Erika participated in developing the “Budapest rules”, the Hungarian adaptation of the London rules of financial restructuring, a system of support for companies in financial difficulty Ondrej Vondracek PhD, Legislative officer at Insolvency unit of the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission Ondrej Vondracek PhD, Legislative officer at Insolvency unit of the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission
Dr. Ondrej Vondracek PhD, is a legislative officer at the insolvency unit of the Directorate-General for Justice of the European Commission. Ondrej Vondracek works on harmonisation of insolvency law in the European Union, both in the area of conflict of laws and substantive insolvency law. He was involved in the preparation of the 2019 Restructuring and Insolvency Directive and is participating on the existing insolvency harmonisation and implementation initiatives
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