Investing in Eastern Europe: Focus on Assets, Ownership & Governance
6th International Conference on Commercial Information Gathering & Analysis
Thursday 19th October 2006, Strand Palace Hotel, London
Registration Fee: GBP 250, EURO 375 per person
The former state controlled economies of Central and Eastern Europe all face a challenge to build full market economies based on private ownership. Whilst legislation can be put in place to act as a guide for ownership structures what is actually needed is the political will to ensure that commercial advancement is not impeded. This specialist one-day conference will examine some of the influences and factors relating to this issue and provide an insight into how the problems are slowly being addressed.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Effective Technology Marketing are, once again, co-hosting the conference at the Strand Palace Hotel, London to discuss the practical identification, acquisition and analysis of commercial information in the region and its application.
Chairman – Paul Byfield, Legal Information Specialist, EBRD
The role of the Russian judicial system in protection of shareholders’ rights in Russia
Olga Anisimova, Partner, Solicitor, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe and former Russian Judge
Politics and the Bankruptcy of Russia’s Richest Company:
Analysis of the Yukos affair
Alan Rousso, Lead Counsellor, Office of the Chief Economist, EBRD
Corporate Governance in Action.
The situation in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans
Gian Piero Cigna, Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, EBRD
Has eastern Europe benefited from privatisation?
speaker to be confirmed
Overview of the investment climate in The Caucasus
Anna Walker, Senior Editor & Economist for Eastern Europe, Economist Intelligence Unit.
The BIG THREE and others – commercial online east European business information services
Dr Frank Ryan, Manager, Business Information Centre, EBRD
Overview of free sources on the Internet relating to company ownership
in central and eastern Europe
Karen Blakeman, Consultant, Rhodes–Blakeman Associates
The conference is supported by a focused exhibition of leading commercial information providers.