Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction: where do businesses come in?

As the war’s human and economic costs are becoming apparent, it is clear that the private sector will have a key role to play in Ukraine’s recovery. The reconstruction’s main priorities and scope, set out at the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano earlier this month, are ambitious, but many details remain unclear. Moreover, the level of support given by international partners is possibly conditional upon the successful implementation of Ukraine’s EU-prescribed rule of law reforms. With the war still raging, businesses want to be reassured about how they could operate in such a volatile environment.

In this digital panel discussion, Sergei Guriev, economics Professor, Sciences Po Paris and former Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Valeria Gontareva, Visiting Senior Fellow, the London School of Economics and Head, Ukraine’s Central Bank in 2014-17; and Denzil Davidson, Director, Global Counsel, discussed:

  • What kind of immediate emergency support and longer-term investments are needed in Ukraine? In which areas is the private sector expected to contribute?
  • What 'works’ in terms of reconstruction – i.e., what are the lessons of rebuilding elsewhere?
  • What needs to happen – both within Ukraine and in terms of international support – to improve the business environment in post-war Ukraine?

The FCA’s new Consumer Duty: the investor perspective


Digital panel discussion with William Sweet, Director of Global Investor Services, Global Counsel; Lorraine Johnston, Partner at Ashurst’s Global Finance Regulatory Practice; Isadora Arredondo, Associate Director at Global Counsel’s Financial Services practice; and Felix Cazalet, CAIA, Senior Associate for Global Investor Services, Global Counsel, to discuss the new Consumer Duty and the key changes the new Duty will bring.


Flash call - Italian elections: a first assessment


Digital panel discussion with Federico Eichberg, Head of Unit at the Italian Ministry of Economic Development; Davide Taliente, Counsellor on Foreign Investment Attraction with the Italian government; and Ana Martínez, Practice Director, EU Politics & Policy at Global Counsel, to discuss what to expect from the next Italian government. The discussion will be moderated by Francesco di Lodovico, Director at GC.