SOVEREIGN DEBT FORUM EVENTS
SOVEREIGN DEBT FORUM
The Sovereign Debt Forum is the result of a collaboration between Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and the Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown Law and was launched at the International Monetary Fund in Washington DC on 21 October 2019. In the spring of 2020, the European University Institute became a member of the SDF.
The Forum’s academic directors are Rosa Maria Lastra (Queen Mary University of London) and Anna Gelpern (Georgetown Law); and the Forum’s founding members include Lee Buchheit, Mitu Gulati (University of Virginia), Sean Hagan (Georgetown Law). The Forum’s affiliated scholars include Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal (Queen Mary University of London) and Professor Ugo Panizza (Graduate Institute), and Mark Weidemaier (North Carolina University).
The Forum serves as an interdisciplinary research hub and a platform for capacity building, policy development, and research-dissemination programs. The Forum’s capacity building work focuses on low- and middle-income countries at risk of sovereign debt distress, as well as countries that have recently gained market access and have limited debt management experience.
Forum activities include:
- Conducting and disseminating innovative, policy-relevant interdisciplinary research on all aspects of sovereign debt management.
- Development and delivery of capacity-building programs with emphasis on the legal aspects of sovereign borrowing, debt management, restructuring, and litigation.
- Convening experts, researchers and practitioners from diverse academic, policy, and market spheres; organizing conferences, seminars, and policy fora.
- African Legal Support Facility
- Central Bank of Ghana
- Central Bank of Peru
- Ministry of Finance of Italy
- Ministry of Finance of the Netherlands
- Paris Club Secretariat
- UK HM Treasury
- World Bank