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Second Annual Report on FDI Screening highlights importance of FDI in M&A transactions

European Union - September 16 2022 In its Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Union, the EU Commission takes stock of the FDI screening…

Sebastian Faust, Stefan Kirwitzke, Philipp Reckers, Kerstin Schoening

German Federal Network Agency takes over Gazprom Germania as trustee under foreign trade law

Germany - April 6 2022 On Monday, 4 April 2022, the German Federal Minister of Economics Robert Habeck announced that his Ministry (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und…

Stefan Kirwitzke

Germany announces major shift in defense procurement policy

European Union, Germany - March 16 2022 The Russian attack on Ukraine has triggered a total shift in German defense procurement policy. The German government has not only announced the…

Julia Johansson

Dual Distribution in the EU - European Commission publishes new draft guidance

European Union - February 14 2022 The European Commission has published a new draft guidance with regard to exchange of information related to dual distribution. This draft guidance…

Dr. Philipp Heuser, Christian Ritz, Christoph Wünschmann

The European Chips Act: Commission releases Europe's strategy on semiconductors

European Union - February 10 2022 The European Commission intensified its focus on semiconductors by proposing the EU Chips Act on February 8, 2022. President of the European…

Dr. Jessica Goetsch (Hedaiat-Rad), Patrick Ayad, Lourdes Catrain, Detlef Hass, Lasse Heber, Dr. Philipp Heuser, Warren H. Maruyama, Carolin Marx, Francesco Pili, Sebastian Schnell, Stéphanie Seeuws, Kelly Ann Shaw, Michel Struys, Eleni Theodoropoulou, Jared R. Wessel