Magazines and journals

Law in transition

Published in the spring, Law in transition provides extensive coverage of legal developments in the region.

2017
This issue of Law in Transition focuses on promoting sustainable market economies through commercial law reform. It draws on contributions from a wide range of experts working within the EBRD’s countries of operations and beyond.

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2016
Natural resources and sustainable development
This issue of Law in Transition focuses on natural resources and that sector’s contribution to sustainable development. It draws on a wide range of contributions from authors and organisations working both within the EBRD’s countries of operations and beyond.
 
 
2015
Small business finance
Small finance business is the focus of the latest issue of Law in Transition journal. Although small businesses drive economic recovery and growth across the EBRD region, many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) still face significant obstacles in accessing finance. The report looks at the mechanisms in place to help small businesses grow, as well as the key role that legal and regulatory frameworks can play to promote and enhance their development.
 
 
2014
Enforcing court decisions
This edition of Law in transition is devoted to the role of enforcement agents in giving effect to judicial decisions. It highlights the assessment work and technical assistance projects of the EBRD and other international organisations in this area. It contains in-depth analysis of underlying causes of problems affecting enforcement agents, how these problems interrelate, and how they might be addressed. I hope this volume will be a useful tool for governments, international organisations and others active in promoting reform of enforcement mechanisms in transition countries.  
 
 
 
2013
Financial law reform: from Moscow to Casablanca
Legal reform is a unique dimension of the EBRD’s work. Legal reform activities focus on the development of the legal rules, institutions and culture on which a vibrant market-oriented economy depends.
 
 
 
2012
Developing capital markets

Building a sound legal and regulatory framework is an integral part of the market development process. Any uncertainty of legal and regulatory treatment often hampers the development of capital markets.

In this latest issue of Law in transition, practitioners and leading scholars share their insights from engagement in various countries and the EBRD presents findings from its legal and regulatory assessment of local capital markets.

 

2011
Towards better courts

Fair and effective courts, with a view to ensuring quality, form part of the bedrock of democracy and the rule of law. They also play a critical role in fostering economic development and investment.

This edition of Law in transition is devoted to the role of the courts and judges in transition countries. It highlights the assessment work and technical assistance projects of the EBRD and other international organisations in the area of judicial capacity and contains in-depth analysis of underlying causes of judicial capacity problems, how these problems relate to one another, and how they might be addressed.

 

Law in transition online

2015
Improving access to information in public institutions
As national governments become more complex and citizens more aware of their right to access information, there is an increasing demand for public institutions to be more open about what information they retain. In addition systems need to be put in place to enable the public to access this information quickly and easily. This edition focuses on access to information and the key role being played by civil society and international organisations to challenge these issues.
 
 

 

2014
Insolvency systems to the rescue

As many businesses worldwide face challenges to their business models and underlying liquidity, there is a growing need for commercial laws that can address the requirements of businesses in financial difficulties and minimise potential losses to businesses and their creditors. This year’s issue focuses on restructuring and insolvency laws, and how important they are in times of turmoil and transition.

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2013
Turning best practice into policy: public procurement reform agenda

Procurement best practices are becoming increasingly globalised. This year’s Law in transition online examines how governments in the region are faring in adopting new procurement concepts, and using recommended tools such as eProcurement.

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2012
Funding public infrastructure: challenges and horizons

It has been five years since Law in transition last focused on issues surrounding public-private partnerships (PPPs). Since then nearly 20 EBRD countries of operations have attempted to develop, upgrade and expand the scope of their PPP legislative framework. This issue aims to provide a forum for sharing achievements and failures, raising concerns and comparing notes.

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Trade Exchange Magazine

 
Autumn- winter 2014
TFP annual event and awards ceremony

 
 
Spring-summer 2014
Focus on central and eastern Europe

 
 
September 2013
Discovering Central Asia with the TFP

 
 
March 2013
Fuelling sustainable development

 
 
December 2012
Keep connected with ICT

 
 
September 2012
Discovering Central Asia with the TFP

 
 
June 2012
Annual Event and Awards Ceremony