In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the EBRD Legal Transition Programme and the EBRD Advice for Small Businesses team in Kyrgyzstan, in partnership with the European Union and the Small Business Impact Fund (Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Norway, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, TaiwanBusiness - EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund and the USA), organised a series of legal and practical guidance webinars for SMEs in Kyrgyzstan to build business resilience.

These initiatives were conducted in parallel with the development of a general website in English and Russian with legal and business advice for SMEs: 

Links to recordings of webinars on a number of topics relevant for SMEs provided by Centil Law Firm are available below:

Contract enforcement and state support: Doing business during the pandemic and the effect of Covid-19 on contract performance. State support: who is eligible and how to get it – 30 September 2020.

Contracts: Contractual relations during Covid-19 and political unrest – 14 October 2020

Labour contracts and electronic commerce: Labour relations and e-commerce considerations during Covid-19 – 21 October 2020  

Our partners, the International Business Council and Business Development and Investments Council under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, provided valuable support for the project. 

A summary of questions and answers at the webinars can be found in Russian here.