Morgan Lewis (Frankfurt)

Christian Leeder

Morgan Lewis (Frankfurt)

Christian Leeder focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, securities, and general corporate matters. Christian represents clients that include public and private companies, financial institutions, and venture capital and corporate investors. He advises on a variety of transactions, including cross-border and domestic acquisitions, venture capital investments, and capital raises by private and public companies.

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1425 Bulletin

Michael Masling, Christian Leeder The German Government further tightens its national foreign direct investment screening regime and introduces sanction mechanisms for non-compliance


The updated German Foreign Trade and Payments Act enters into effect on July 17 and is the second of three major steps planned for 2020 to reform Germany’s foreign direct investment regime. The updated German Foreign Trade and Payments Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz (AWG)) includes the necessary (...)

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 (...)

Christian Leeder, Cécile Manong, Michael Masling, Christina Renner The EU Commission issues guidelines on foreign investments to protect against predatory buyers during the COVID-19 pandemic


The European Commission on March 25 issued guidelines addressed to its member states outlining an EU-wide approach for foreign direct investment screening. The guidelines seek to protect EU companies as well as critical assets that are essential for the EU’s security and public order, (...)

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