In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the EBRD Legal Transition Programme and the EBRD Advice for Small Businesses team in Tajikistan, organised a series of legal and practical guidance webinars for SMEs in Kyrgyzstan to build business resilience.

The webinars were organised with financial support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), through the EBRD’s Small Business Impact Fund (other contributors: Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, the TaiwanBusiness – EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund, and the USA).

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:

Effects of Covid-19 on contract performance: rent, loans, force majeure – 1 October 2020

Labour relations and e-commerce considerations during Covid-19 8 October 2020

Tax relief, insolvency and dispute resolution during Covid-19 15 October 2020

Our partners, the Secretariat of the Consultative Council on Improvement of Investment Climate under the President of Tajikistan and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan provided valuable support for the project.

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

Further information and support for businesses is available in English and Russian on our general website