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AEB SME Committee and the Compliance & Ethics Committee held a common open event


On 21 April, 2020, the AEB SME Committee and the AEB Compliance & Ethics Committee held its open joint meeting entitled «Compliance & Corporate Governance for Business/ SMEs in Difficult Times: COVID-19 Challenges and Evolving Sanctions Regime”. 

The meeting provided a platform for discussion of the following issues: COVID-19 and legal implications for contractual relations including liability for non-performance of obligations, compensation of losses, payment of penalties and fines, etc., procedures for concluding new contracts, provisions on limited liability, legal qualification of sanctions and examples from practice, fundamental sanctions compliance provisions. 


In accordance with the meeting agenda the presentations were delivered by: Alexander Bezborodov, LL.M., Attorney-at-law, Partner, BEITEN BURKHARDT and Irina Saadueva, VP Legal, quality partners. 


The meeting was co-moderated by Andreas Bitzi, Chairman of the AEB SME Committee, Deputy Chairman of the AEB North-Western Regional Committee, Managing Director, quality partners. and Svetlana Makarova, Chairperson of the AEB Compliance & Ethics Committee, Lead Compliance Counsel, Europe, Nokia.

Link to the recording

Presentation_Irina Saadueva (002).pdf View/Open
Presentation_Alexander Bezborodov_ENG.pdf View/Open
Presentation_Alexander Bezborodov_RUS (002).pdf View/Open
Presentation_Jeroen Ketting.pdf View/Open