On October, 15 Kyiv School of Economics held a joint USUBC-KSE Conference on Legal and Governance Reform. During it USUBC presented the White Paper on Legal and Governance Reform, which was jointly developed by ten leading law firms under the auspices of U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
Among panel speakers were: Geoffrey R. Pyatt, the United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Andreas von Beckerath, Ambassador of Sweden, George Logush, President, Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), Irina Paliashvili, Chair, USUBC Legal Committee and Managing Partner, RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, Pavlo Sheremta, Chair, KSE Advisory Council, Dmytro Shymkiv, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine, Morgan Williams, President, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).
“Ukraine has inherited structures optimized for corruption and profit of certain people. You need to change the system and demonstrate that Ukraine is ready to become a part of Western world.
There is one thing that I’ve learnt during this year: Don’t underestimate Ukrainian people and their desire to live in democratic society. The critical points of the issues is the commitment of USA in the effort of Ukraine to reform juridical system”, – Geoffrey R. Pyatt.
“It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of coming reforms. Justice reforms are important for fair society. But it’s also extremely important for foreign investments.
When it comes to other countries’ experience, my advice will be: Look at other countries, be inspired by Baltic countries and Georgia, but don’t copypaste.
To my mind, there have never been better conditions for European future in Ukraine. We have a reform oriented President and civil society that aims for reforms”, – Andreas von Beckerath
To watch the full video please visit KSE Youtube Channel.