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May 18, 2020

Foreign Investment Review in Europe: Key Considerations for Investors and Latest Developments Prompted by COVID-19

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Global foreign direct investment (FDI) amounted to 1,426 billion USD in 2019[1]. In recent years, a number of countries around the world have implemented measures to strengthen their FDI review mechanisms. Undoubtedly, this worldwide trend is having an impact on international mergers and acquisitions transactions as illustrated by a number of cases highlighted in the media.

Recently, there have been a number of important legal developments at European and international levels, including the broadening and enhancement of existing foreign investment review mechanisms in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and the United States, to name but a few.

Read the full memo, “Foreign Investment Review in Europe: Key Considerations for Investors and Latest Developments Prompted by COVID-19”.

Special thanks to José María De Paz, who co-authored this publication.

Authors and Contributors

Laurence Levy

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+44 20 7655 5717

+44 20 7655 5717

London

Nick Withers

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+44 20 7655 5956

+44 20 7655 5956

London

Michael Scargill

Counsel

Mergers & Acquisitions

+44 20 7655 5161

+44 20 7655 5161

London

Nicolas Bombrun

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+33 1 53 89 48 48

+33 1 53 89 48 48

Paris

Guillaume Isautier

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+33 1 53 89 89 25

+33 1 53 89 89 25

Paris

Thomas König

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+49 69 9711 1618

+49 69 9711 1618

Frankfurt

Alfred Kossmann

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+49 69 9711 1619

+49 69 9711 1619

Frankfurt

Domenico Fanuele

Partner

Capital Markets

+39 06 697 679 210

+39 06 697 679 210

+39 02 0064 1510

+39 02 0064 1510

Rome

Fabio Fauceglia

Partner

Mergers & Acquisitions

+39 02 0064 1508

+39 02 0064 1508

+39 06 697 679 208

+39 06 697 679 208

Milan

James Webber

Partner

Antitrust

+44 20 7655 5691

+44 20 7655 5691

+32 2 500 9800

+32 2 500 9800

London

Elvira Aliende Rodriguez

Partner

Antitrust

+32 2 500 9837

+32 2 500 9837

Brussels

Sara Ashall

Counsel

Antitrust

+32 2 500 9818

+32 2 500 9818

Brussels

John M. Beahn

Partner

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

+1 202 508 8122

+1 202 508 8122

Washington DC

Robert S. LaRussa

Counsel

Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)

+1 202 508 8180

+1 202 508 8180

Washington DC

Sara N. Raisner

Counsel

Litigation

+1 212 848 4755

+1 212 848 4755

New York