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Axel Spies

Morgan Lewis (Washington)
Special Legal Consultant

Axel Spies has advised clients for many years on various international issues, including licensing, competition, corporate issues, and new technologies such as cloud computing. He counsels on international data protection (EU General Data Protection Regulation), international data transfers (Privacy Shield), healthcare, technology licensing, e-discovery, and equity purchases. A member of the Sedona Conference on Electronic Discovery, Dr. Spies is frequently quoted in the media for his telecommunications and privacy knowledge.

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897 Bulletin

Axel Spies, Christian Leeder, Michael Masling The German Government tightens the national foreign direct investment screening regime to better protect security-relevant businesses in the health sector from non-EEA take-overs in light of the COVID-19 pandemic


A recent amendment to Germany’s foreign direct investment ordinance adds new businesses to the existing catalogue of critical infrastructures—in particular, in the health sector—that will be subject to foreign direct investment screening going forward. Germany is taking several legislative (...)

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