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Report: EU Member States okay’d more than 90% of screened FDI

Report: EU Member States okay’d more than 90% of screened FDI

Last week, the European Commission published its first annual report on the screening of foreign investments throughout the EU. The vast majority of transactions reviewed by Member States were approved without conditions. Details, the report, and more are inside.

Group: EU investment screening regime “more porous” than CFIUS

Group: EU investment screening regime “more porous” than CFIUS

A German think tank that focuses on China recently compared foreign investment screening mechanisms in the U.S. versus the EU, and found the European regime more flexible but also potentially less secure. Details, helpful charts, and recommendations are inside.

Compliance reminder: New CFIUS and EU rules are now in effect

Compliance reminder: New CFIUS and EU rules are now in effect

Just a friendly reminder that the new CFIUS critical technology mandatory filing requirement took effect last week, as did EU’s new screening mechanism for foreign direct investments. Key details are inside, as are complete frameworks, fact sheets, FAQs, and more.

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A new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investments in the EU will apply starting Oct. 2020. Member states are required to notify the EU Commission about their national investment screening mechanisms.