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A New European Deal?

German Minister of Economics suggests revising EU and German merger control regulations to enable the creation of European champions – and keeps FDI options on the table to prevent acquisitions by non-European players

Chinese walls? Germany reinforces the control of foreign investments

On 12 July 2017, the German Federal Government significantly reinforced the barriers for the acquisition of German companies by non-EU companies. The new Regulation for the Amendment of the Foreign Trade and Payments Regulation (“AWV”) will impose new reporting obligations for M&A transactions. There are now concerns about the openness of Germany to foreign investment and the additional burden that the new rules will impose on companies.

Amendments to German Antitrust Law – Impact on M&A Transactions and Compliance Programmes

On 30 June 2013, the Eighth Amendment to the Act Against Restraints of Competition (“ARC”) came into force in Germany. This reform introduces important changes to German merger control law and to the regulation of abuse of dominance. Business should take careful note of these changes for their M&A transactions and for their antitrust compliance