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Germany tightens foreign direct investment controls

18 June 2020

Following the recent changes to the German FDI regulation as a consequence of the Corona crisis, the German foreign direct investment (FDI) regime will be significantly tightened again. The amended provisions are expected to enter into force in June/July 2020. The changes mainly aim at aligning the German FDI regime with the EU FDI Screening Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/452). The major changes relate to the prohibition criteria, stand-still obligation, sanctions and longer review periods.

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