Foreign Direct Investment Control in Germany and its impact on M&A transactions
Partner: Bird & Bird LLP
Date: 27.10.2022 (Thursday)
Time: 10-11:30 am
Language: English (EN/CH PPT)
In 2020 and 2021 the German Foreign Trade Regulation (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung), the Regulation governing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening, has been tightened several times. Accordingly, FDI screening plays an important role and needs to be considered in most cross-border M&A transactions. This is in particular the case for transactions involving investors from China as some of the fairly recent changes in the Foreign Trade Regulations were directly targeted at investors from China.
We want to provide you an overview to this hot topic and its impact on M&A transactions and make you aware of the most relevant industries, sectors and circumstances which may trigger FDI screening in Germany and how to manoeuvre the issue in order to avoid fines and, in the worst case, invalid transactions.
In this Seminar Bird & Bird’s FDI experts will provide you:
• General information about FDI screening in Germany and the latest developments
• Impact of FDI screenings on cross-border M&A transactions
• Practical advice
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10:10 am Foreign Direct Investment Control in Germany and its impact on M&A transactions | Stephan Kübler | Partner der Corporate /M&A Practice Group
Please register till the 24th of October 2022.