The German Government introduces a significant amendment of foreign direct investment rules

Germany is continuing to tighten and develop its FDI regime: After various legislative actions in the course of 2020, the German Federal Government agreed on significant amendments of the existing FDI rules which will enter into force with its publication in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger). During the last year, the German legislator has lowered the thresholds for starting an FDI examination process, introduced an overall standstill obligation for each acquisition being subject to a filing obligation and extended the FDI filing case groups. This has primarily been triggered by the COVID-19-pandemic as well as the EU-Screening-Regulation (EU) 2019/452. With the new FDI amendment, these rules are subject to a massive amendment. The most relevant changes of the current amendment

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Marius Boewe, Kristin Kattwinkel, The German Government introduces a significant amendment of foreign direct investment rules, 27 April 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100903

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