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TMA Europe East Europe Conference

Tuesday 26 February, 2019 | 14.30 - 19.30

The Westin Hotel Zagreb, Ul. Izidora Kršnjavog 1, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia


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TMA Europe will be holding its sixth East European Event in Zagreb, Croatia on 26th February.

Previous events have attracted practitioners, lenders, lawyers, consultants, auctioneers, liquidators, appraisers, investment bankers, equity investors, workout specialists and outsourcing professionals amongst others.

The Event will run from 1430-1930 hours and comprise of keynote and panel sessions, networking opportunities and conclude with a celebration drinks reception.

Why attend?

TMA events are designed to help educate professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as to support and inspire the development of the turnaround profession and businesses.



1430Registration and informal networking 

Introduction from the Conference Chair
Mirna Marovic, President, TMA Croatia

Enrica Maria Ghia, President, TMA Europe

1515Opening keynote

Panel: Financial Restructuring Challenges and Opportunities in CEE

Moderator: Enrica Ghia, Partner, Studio Ghia Legale, and President, TMA Europe

Panellists: Catalin Nichifor, Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe, BM&T
Lukas Fecker, Founder and CEO, Innovation Brain and VP International, TMA Global
Carlos Mack-Castelletti, Partner, Studio Trabucchi

  • What are the potential options available to companies to improve liquidity and extend the timeline for negotiations with creditors? Existing creditors/shareholders versus alternatives and including success stories and failures.           
  • What are the preventive actions available that can mitigate or avoid restructuring or bankruptcy?
  • Valuation (dis)agreements: viewpoints and techniques, how to avoid valuation fights and develop consensus.
  • What are the opportunities for investors in these distressed companies in terms of sectors and countries?
  • Legal challenges in CEE, including cross-border restructuring cases in multiple jurisdictions
  • Final words of wisdom from our experienced panellists   
1630Networking break

Panel discussion and case study: How to Deal with Large Restructuring Cases
(including case study Agrokor)          

Keynote introduction to the panel, overview of the Agrokor case

Fabris Perusko, Extraordinary Commissioner, Agrokor

Moderator: Mirna Marovic, President, TMA Croatia

Panellists: Fabris Perusko, Extraordinary Commissioner, Agrokor
Irena Weber, Deputy Extraordinary Commissioner, Agrokor
Wolfram Prusko, Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
Alastair Beveridge, Managing Director, AlixPartners
Goran Horvat, Partner, KPMG Croatia,

  • What are the key challenges in dealing with large scale restructuring cases?
  • Overcoming immediate threats to company survival: access to liquidity, maintaining relationships with suppliers, surviving market presence and keeping customers in various countries
  • Settlement process: challenges in organising large number of various stakeholders to reach consensus
  • Settlement terms: consensus and controversies
  • International insolvency and state intervention legal challenges for cross-border recognition in various jurisdictions
  • Reflecting on the legacy of fallen titans: lessons learned, economic impact and influences in (changed) corporate practices
  • Post-settlement turnaround challenges
  • Outlook and further expectations

Closing remarks
Scott Stuart, CEO, TMA Global

Final word from the conference chair
Mirna Marovic, TMA Croatia, President

1815Drinks reception
1930Event close



  • TMA Members HRK 735 (approx Euro 99)
  • Non-Members HRK 880 (approx Euro 119)

Hotel accommodation

The event is being held at the The Westin Zagreb. Preferential accommodation rates have been negotiated for event guests at the hotel:

  • Deluxe Double Room (single occupancy) Euro 115/night
  • Deluxe Double Room (double occupancy) Euro 135/night

Accommodation rates include bed, breakfast and wifi but exclude daily city tax of HRK 10 per person.

Click here to make your reservation

 Please note, accommodation should be booked directly with the hotel by the individual at the earliest opportunity, and paid for separately. Accommodation is not included in the event registration fee. 

Travel information:

By air:
17km to Zagreb Pleso Airport (ZAG)
Taxi transfers cost approximately Euro 30 one way

By car:
Parking outside the hotel costs Euro 1.10/hour or Euro 11/day.
Hotel garage parking costs Euro 1.40/hour or Euro 19/day.

By train:
Main train station – Glavni Kolodor is 1km from the hotel.

By bus:
Main bus station is 3km from the hotel.

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