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Investment Screening in the European Union

The New EU Mechanism for Foreign Investment Control ● National Security Risks and the Capital Markets Union ● Critical Technologies, Infrastructure, Inputs, Data and Media ● Strategic Implications for FDI and Cross-border M&A


This conference will help practitioners to understand the new investment screening framework introduced in 2019 and which will enter into force on 11 October 2020. It will explain how it will affect the free movement of capital, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other foreign direct investments into the EU.

Practical aspects for Member State screening authorities and for in-house and external legal counsel acting for foreign investors and target companies in European M&A will be addressed.

Key topics:

  • How to interpret and apply Regulation 2019/452 in practice
  • How to identify and mitigate risks to EU and Member State security or public order
  • Impact on EU foreign direct investments (FDI), takeovers and M&A transactions
  • Ownership due diligence for purposes of foreign investment control
  • Best practices for Member State authorities, foreign investors, legal counsel and financial intermediaries
  • Legal or administrative recourse against screening decisions

Who should attend?

Staff of EU and national screening authorities, in-house lawyers at privatesector financial institutions, lawyers in private practice.


12 Nov 2020 @ 09:00 am

13 Nov 2020 @ 01:00 pm

Duration: 1 days, 4 hours



42 Rue de la Loi

1000 Bruxelles


Organised by

Academy of European Law (ERA)

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