On Monday 25 September 2023, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) welcomed a high-level delegation from UNIDROIT to its Headquarters in London. The purpose of the mission was to strengthen UNIDROIT – EBRD cooperation on projects of mutual interest, with a particular focus on the areas of access to credit, sustainable finance, climate change dispute resolution, enforcement and bank insolvency.
The consultation began with a half-day workshop for EBRD staff facilitated by the EBRD Legal Transition Programme, which included presentations by the EBRD General Counsel Michael Strauss, EBRD Director of Legal Transition Michel Nussbaumer, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and UNIDROIT Deputy Secretary-General Anna Veneziano. The workshop was followed by an afternoon of technical discussions on specific projects and strategic planning for further cooperation.
UNIDROIT’s international best practice instruments in the fields of international private law and commercial law directly support EBRD products and services across a range of sectors. Simultaneously, the EBRD Legal Transition Programme facilitates the promotion and implementation of UNIDROIT instruments across the world.