How Germany's New Foreign Trade Law Impacts M&A

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 7:00 PM EST) -- Recently, the German government passed new versions of the German Federal Act on Foreign Trade and the German Foreign Trade Ordinance, that came into effect on Sept. 1, 2013 (the German Foreign Trade Law). Their aim was to simplify the existing law and to conform it to European regulations.

Under the new German foreign trade law, a merger or acquisition transaction may still become subject to review and prohibition by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (the Ministry) should a person or entity not...
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