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Foreign Direct Investment: Regulation in Germany – sharp sword or blunt knife?

Foreign direct investment (FDI) specialists counsel Dimitri Slobodenjuk and senior associate Ulrich Pfeffer discuss the latest developments in Germany on FDI matters.

There are growing concerns in Europe about the impact on public security and order of foreign acquisitions of Europe-based entities, with an increasing number of EU member states introducing investment screening rules and a new EU regulation on foreign direct investment in place.

While the German government emphasises the intention to remain an attractive destination for investments from abroad, it has nevertheless tightened FDI rules several times in the past. Dimitri and Ulrich explain the recent trends in Germany, the focus of the German regulation and what to expect in the near future.

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