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Key Elements EU FDI Screening Regulation

“Knock, Knock… Who’s There?” Key Elements of the EU FDI Screening...

In this article, the authors – European Commission experts in this new field – set out the background for the adoption of the European...
Foreign Direct Investment Review Developments Europe

Foreign Direct Investment Review – Recent Developments in Europe

The article provides an overview of recent developments in foreign direct investment (“FDI”) review across Europe. In describing what is meant by FDI review,...
Much to Be Worked Out: The European Commission’s Proposal for a Regulation on Foreign Subsidies Distorting the EU Internal Market

Much to Be Worked Out: The European Commission’s Proposal for a...

The European Commission’s May 2021 Proposal for a Regulation on Foreign Subsidies Distorting the EU Internal Market is an eye-catching measure due to its...
The Rise of Foreign Investment Control – A Global Snapshot on the State of Play of More Industrial Policy Enforcement

The Rise of Foreign Investment Control – A Global Snapshot on...

Over the past three years, many countries have introduced new rules or strengthened existing foreign investment regimes, widening the range of sectors to which...
The French Dilemma: Preserving FDI in France While Exercising Greater Control

The French Dilemma: Preserving FDI in France While Exercising Greater Control

While boasting of its (renewed) first place at the top of the ranking of attractive European countries from the point of view of foreign...
Canada’s Expanding Approach to National Security in Foreign Investment Reviews

Canada’s Expanding Approach to National Security in Foreign Investment Reviews

The primary focus of Canada’s review of foreign investments has shifted from an assessment of an investment’s economic benefits in Canada to an assessment...
The Importance of Competitive Neutrality in Promoting FDI and Sustainable Recovery

The Importance of Competitive Neutrality in Promoting FDI and Sustainable Recovery

Competitive neutrality principles encourage FDI by promoting a level playing field among competitors. When certain market players, such as SOEs, or selected private firms,...
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Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Making Sense of the Commission’s New White Paper

By Thomas Weck & Philipp Reinhold (Monopolies Commission)1   On June 17, 2020, the EU Commission published a new White Paper on the regulation of foreign...
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Economic Nationalism and Merger Control: Impact of COVID-19

By Tanya Macrae (Avonhurst)1   Overview Lockdown restrictions are easing in several European countries, and the “way out” is the key topic of discussion across western economies....

State Created Barriers to Exit: The Example of the Acquisition of...

Nicolas Petit, March 20, 2016 This paper seeks to understand the competitive impact of State restrictions to M&A transactions that target domestic corporations. In the...
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