The measures taken to combat the global corona pandemic are causing more and more companies to run into financial difficulties. This also affects banks when borrowers are no longer able to service their liabilities. Strict guidelines have led to the fact that non-performing loans have almost disappeared in the last ten years, especially in Northern and Central Europe. Covid-19 could now change this abruptly and plunge the entire Eurozone into an environment of toxic lending. Professor Dr Christoph Schalast, Professor of Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Law and European Law at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and Marinela Bilic-Nosic, Executive Partner Banking at IBM and graduate of the business school’s Master of Mergers & Acquisitions programme, talk about current developments in the video (in german).