EY Capital Structure & Restructuring Conference, 5th edition

Two years ago the COVID-19 pandemic shocked booming economies and businesses. Extraordinary measures undertaken by governments, financial institutions and companies helped to tackle the new situation. However, in February 2022 the hopes for entering the path of full recovery were shattered by the Russian invasion in Ukraine. 

With inflation at the historically highest levels and oil and gas prices skyrocketing, the adverse impact of sanctions imposed on Russia and the expected impact on crops and food markets, many businesses have to revisit their business models and undergo restructuring. The strategies they pursue will determine whether they will succeed in their struggle with the “new reality”.


Bartłomiej Smolarek
EY Polska, Strategia i Transakcje, Lider Zespołu ds. Fuzji i Przejęć, Partner
Ben Trask
EY-Parthenon Restructuring Leader in CESA
Ewa Mochocka
EY-Parthenon, Lider Doradztwa w zakresie Pozyskania Finansowania i Restrukturyzacji (Capital & Debt Advisory), Associate Partner
Janusz Sękowski
EY-Parthenon, Lider Doradztwa Restrukturyzacyjnego, Partner
Magdalena Kasiarz
EY Polska, Kancelaria EY Law, Partner, Adwokat, Doradca restrukturyzacyjny
Marek Rozkrut
Główny Ekonomista EY na Unię Europejską i region CESA, Lider EMEIA Economists Unit
Famke Krumbmüller
EY EMEIA Leader, Geostrategic Business Group

Location Villa Foksal, Foksal 3/5, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, 00-366, PL

Time 15:30 - 21:00

On behalf of EY-Parthenon, we would like to invite you to the 5th edition of the EY Capital Structure and Restructuring Conference with the key theme as follows:

Key business challenges in the turbulent macroeconomic environment resulting from the post Covid-19 effects and the war in Ukraine.

This year, together with the representatives of financing institutions, lawyers, economists and financial advisors, we are going to address several topics, including:

  • What is the macroeconomic outlook for the future for Poland and the rest of the world?
  • What are the key geopolitical conditions?
  • What will be the implications of the war in Ukraine?
  • What solutions and measures are likely to help companies survive and succeed in the long run?
  • Which financial and legal tools and options may be used?

The conference will be held on May 30, 2022, 15:30 (Warsaw time). Presentations will be delivered in Polish. Simultaneous translation into English will be provided.


15:30 - Welcome and opening session

15:40 - What is the macroeconomic outlook for the future fro Poland and the rest of the world? – commentary on the current macroeconomic situation and future prospects, Marek Rozkrut, Partner, Chief Economist, EY - Watch the video

16:05 – Current geopolitical situation and prospects – expert comment, Famke Krumbmüller, EY EMEIA Leader, Geostrategic Business Group, Asociate Partner, EY  - Watch the video

16:15 - Break

16:30 - Panel discussion with funding providers (including funds and banks) and lawyers engaged in capital structuring and restructuring processes - Watch the video

What is the current perception and investor's appetite for undertaking new projects in Poland and other CEE countries? Which industries have already been or are likely to be particularly affected by the war? Will there be more capital structure and business restructurings? What are the success factors for companies operating under the current circumstances? Will this translate into a larger number of restructuring processes? What are the supporting tools available to companies that are directly or indirecly affected by the war?  

Moderated by Ewa Mochocka, Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon

The invitation to debate has been accepted by:

  • Patryk Borzęcki, Regional Head of M&S in CSEE, EBRD
  • Przemysław Głębocki, Managing Partner ACP, President of PSIK 
  • Andrzej Kopyrski, Managing Director, Polish Development Fund
  • Anna Markowska, Director of Corporate Clients Restructuring Department, mBank
  • dr Bartosz Merczyński, Partner, Attorney at Law, Allen & Overy, A. Pędzich sp. k.
  • Robert Pikuła, Head of Recovery and Asset Restructuring Area, Santander Bank Polska
  • Magdalena Kasiarz, Advocate, Restructuring advisor, EY Law

17:20 - Break

17:40 - Businesses in the times of a crisis – case studies and examples of practical restructuring solutions - Ben Trask, EY-Parthenon Restructuring Leader in CESA and Janusz Sękowski, Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon - Watch the video

18.20 - Wrap-up

18.25 - Networking