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German and Austrian competition authorities publish updated joint guidance on transaction value thresholds

Austria, Germany - January 4 2022 The German Bundeskartellamt and the Austrian Bundeswettbewerbsbehörde have updated their joint guidance on the application of their respective…

Dr. Mathis Rust, Axel Schulz, Thilo-Maximilian Wienke

Broadened scope of critical infrastructure regulation will increase FDI screening in Germany

European Union, Germany - January 3 2022 On 1 January 2022, the second amendment to the German Regulation for Critical Infrastructure ("Critical Infrastructure Regulation"/BSI-KritisV)…

Christoph Arhold, Dr. Lars O. Petersen, Thilo-Maximilian Wienke

Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: European Union

European Union - December 20 2021 While there is no standalone foreign direct investment (FDI) screening at the EU level, the EU continues to push for a coordinated approach among…

Orion Berg, Dr. Tobias Heinrich, Mark Powell, Timothy Sensenig, Thilo-Maximilian Wienke

Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Germany

Germany - December 20 2021 In Germany, the investment climate remains Liberal in principle. Nevertheless, since around 2016, German foreign investment control has continuously…

Dr. Tobias Heinrich, Thilo-Maximilian Wienke

Key Developments in Saudi Arabia Merger Control: First Rejection, Review Guidelines, and New Tools

Saudi Arabia - December 20 2021 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Competition (the “GAC”) has been ramping up its merger control activities and recently—at least…

Reem Albakr, Tamer Nagy Mahmoud, Strati Sakellariou-Witt