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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Germany tightens foreign direct investment controls with particular focus on healthcare sector

20 May 2020

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie, "BMWi") published an amendment to the German Foreign Direct Investment Regulation (Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, "AWV"). The amendment particularly aims at expanding the FDI scrutiny on further parts of the healthcare sector. Other industries are caught by the draft legislation as well.

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