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Corporate insolvencies during COVID-19: keeping calm before the storm

Measures in major economies have protected companies from COVID-19 related insolvency, but have also protected weak firms. Nevertheless, support should remain as long as necessary, while cumbersome insolvency processes should be reformed for the long term.

By: Grégory Claeys, Mia Hoffmann and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance Date: January 7, 2021
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Private equity and Europe’s re-capitalisation challenge

Companies are struggling in the coronavirus crisis but solvency support provided by the European Union looks likely to be modest. This will make private equity more important in the recovery, and could create a springboard for longer-term reform to boost private equity.

By: Alexander Lehmann Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Date: September 17, 2020
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The convergence in EU rules for insolvency and enforcement

Progress with the convergence of national insolvency rules is essential for achieving financial integration in the euro area. How much progress has the EU made on this?

Speakers: John Berrigan, Reinhard Dammann, Alexander Lehmann and Sophie Vermeille Topic: Finance & Financial Regulation Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: October 31, 2019