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As part of a recent package of initiatives aimed at strengthening the EU’s economic security, the European Commission has put forward a proposal to revise the EU Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Screening Regulation. This proposal reflects the Commission’s experience with the existing FDI Regulation over the past three years, and it seeks to bring Member

What You Need to Know

  • Key takeaway #1 As of October 12, 2023, companies active in the EU have to notify foreign financial contributions (FFCs) received from third countries to the Commission, when they engage in large M&A transactions or participate in high-value public procurements. Pending the Commission’s review of such notifications, a standstill obligation

Last year, the European Union legislature adopted the far-reaching Foreign Subsidies Regulation aiming to tackle the distortive effects on EU markets of financial support by non-EU countries to undertakings active in the EU. On 6 February 2023, the European Commission launched the much-anticipated public consultation on a draft Implementing Regulation, including two annexes containing notification