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Fasken Proud to Support Ukraine

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Fasken and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) co-sponsored the Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference, a vital discussion aimed at rebuilding Ukraine in the agriculture, construction/infrastructure, technology and energy sectors.

The Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Business Council of Canada, Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, Embassy of Canada in Ukraine and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade in Ukraine hosted the Rebuild Ukraine conference in Toronto on Nov. 23, 2022. Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine and Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Canada provided opening remarks.

“The conference provided the opportunity for business and government leaders to engage in meaningful discussions on how to best support Ukraine in its rebuilding process and further economic development,” said Martin Denyes, Regional Managing Partner, Ontario. “We are proud and grateful to be among innovative Canadian businesses supporting Ukraine; our Firm is committed to strengthening these relationships and continuing this work.”

Fasken co-sponsored the event with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Canada (PwC). Fasken’s Martin Denyes and PwC’s Chief Operating Officer, Alaina Tennison provided introductory remarks. Tetiana Berezhna, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine, Yuliya Kovaliv, Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada and Larisa Galadza, Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine also spoke at the opening session. Fasken partners Gerry Ranking, Brian Kelsall, Ella Plotkin, Tom Barlow (infrastructure/P3), Janet Howard (corporate/energy), Will Shaw (emerging tech), and Gordon Raman (corporate/agribusiness) were in attendance along with several of our clients.

The conference showcased investment projects aimed at rebuilding and modernizing Ukraine. It also highlighted the tools and instruments offered by the World Bank, EBRD and EDC to support Canadian companies interested in investing in Ukraine.

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