Germany Tightens Control over Foreign Corporate Investments

21 July 2017
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Key takeaways

  • Amendment‎ to foreign trade rules more clearly defines and expands the critical infrastructure industries subject to cross-sectorial examinations of significant investments by non-EU residents.
  • Reporting of transactions subject to cross-sectorial examination is now mandatory.
  • Review periods are considerably extended.
  • Expanded reporting and review requirements will give government greater control over permissibility of certain acquisitions by non-EU residents.