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FDI Regimes & Foreign Subsidies Regulation
June 2024
Brussels, Belgium

June 2024
Brussels, Belgium

Foreign Direct Investment Regimes & Foreign Subsidies Regulation 2023

Prepare for the new Foreign Subsidies Regulation and learn how to navigate foreign direct investment regimes. Shape your M&A strategy and ensure you stay compliant.

Essential Updates to Help You Navigate Foreign Subsidies Regulations and FDI Regimes:

Foreign Subsidies Regulation

Attendees were kept up to date with the new Foreign Subsidies Regulation, including what notifications are expected and how to best produce them; along with how the Commission will approach the new rules, and implications for public procurement and investment. 

National FDI Regimes in Europe

A review of key features of national FDI regimes in Europe: Germany, France, UK, Italy, Hungary, as well as the brand new regimes in Sweden and Denmark and the proposals in Belgium.

EU FDI Screening Mechanism

An examination of the EU foreign direct investment screening mechanism and whether or not the EU should harmonise procedures. The Commission’s proposals for a regulation on the protection of the Union and its Member States from economic coercion by third countries, and whether the EU will be next to introduce "reverse CIFIUS".

Navigating a Complex Patchwork of Regimes

What are the different authorities focusing on? Who is selected to be the competent authority in major jurisdictions? What are the timelines and thresholds across Europe? How can you best manage transactions? What happens when multiple authorities assess the same case? Attendees heard from practitioners on these key questions to help them shape their FDI strategy.

Managing M&A Risk

Attendees considered how to align merger control and FDI notifications, as well as commitments, gun-jumping risks, dealing with divergent procedures in FDI and merger control. Then finally, the implications of FDI rules for investment, including how it affects investors’ choice of country.

FDI in the Tech Sector

A highly focused session to help our attendees understand FDI in the tech sector, including how different countries approach technology and the data risks.


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A great event packed with valuable knowledge and superb speakers. It is a huge support for gaining insights into recent developments and a significant opportunity to network and problem-solve with colleagues.