Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Implications for Businesses and How to Comply
12 July 2023
The new EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation ("FSR") came into force on 12 January 2023. The FSR gives the European Commission extensive powers to investigate subsidies granted by third countries to companies active in the EU internal market, including by means of an ex ante review of transactions and public bids above certain thresholds, which will apply as of 12 October 2023. The European Commission will shortly publish its Implementing Regulation on Foreign Subsidies, which will clarify practical and procedural aspects related to the application of the FSR and present the notification forms to be used by businesses when the thresholds are exceeded. The FSR will have far-reaching implications for both EU and non-EU businesses regarding in particular their future investments in the EU.
Antitrust challenges for industry climate alliances and co-operation on environmental sustainability
27 June 2023
Firms are increasingly looking for ways to work together to promote environmental sustainability. While competition authorities in the UK, EU and Australia have supported co-ordination, some authorities in the US have taken a more critical approach. In this webinar, our international panel of experts – Steve Nickelsburg, Peter Mucchetti, Elizabeth Richmond, Daniel Schwarz and Katharine Missenden – discussed what this scrutiny means for private sector co-ordination on environmental sustainability and participation in industry climate alliances such as the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero.
Fintech and competition law – the next frontier
7 March 2023
Competition authorities around the world have increased their focus on fintech as part of a broader increase in intervention in financial services and tech markets. Deals have been blocked, fines have been imposed and fintech firms taken to court. Our guest speaker Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen (FCA) along with Clifford Chance experts Tim Cornell, Michael Dietrich, Marian Scheele and Daniel Schwarz, discussed the risks and opportunities that come from new developments and legislative reforms.
Foreign Direct Investment: Dutch national security investment screening about to enter into force: What you need to know for your deals?
13 December 2022
Find out how this new cross-sector investment screening regime may impact your transactions in sensitive sectors in the Netherlands and Europe. In this webinar Frans Muller (Clifford Chance Amsterdam – FDI expert) will host a panel with Ivo Nobel (head of the Dutch Bureau for Investment Screening) and Emily Xueref-Poviac (Clifford Chance Paris – FDI expert.
APAC Perspectives Series - The Amended Anti-monopoly Law of China and Its Implications
20 July 2022
China's Anti-monopoly Law has just been amended for the first time since its introduction in 2008. The amended Law emphasises the fundamental role of competition policy in China's market economy and includes substantial changes.
European Perspectives | Foreign Direct Investment: Considerations for Japanese companies investing in Europe
24 February 2022
In this webinar, a multi-jurisdictional panel of speakers with FDI and M&A expertise from Clifford Chance's offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the UK discussed Foreign Direct Investment considerations for Japanese Companies Investing in Europe.
European Perspectives | Foreign Direct Investment: Considerations for Chinese companies investing in Europe
28 October 2021
In this webinar, a multi-jurisdictional panel of speakers shared an overview of the importance of FDI and its interplay with other regulatory review procedures. We then discussed the EU framework for screening of foreign takeovers and investments, before hearing from panel members from France, Germany, Italy and Spain on specific FDI considerations relating to their respective jurisdictions.