Foreign Investments In German Cos. Face Increased Scrutiny

Law360 (September 6, 2018, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Domestic review of foreign direct investment has received increased attention lately on both sides of the Atlantic. Tighter rules for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have been echoed in Germany and further changes are on the way. Recent developments show that the German government does not shy away from blocking foreign investments.

On Aug. 1, the German government for the first time authorized the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy to block a transaction on national security and public policy grounds. This authorization is the culmination of a development that clearly indicates that the German government is taking...

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