The German Government prohibits the acquisition of a communications technology company by a Chinese communication product manufacturer (IMST / Addsino)

Foreign investment control has become a key factor in M&A deals and 2020 has been an eventful year. A large number of economies have introduced foreign investment control regimes or tightened their existing rules. Now it appears that it is time to make use of them: this week Germany has not only prohibited a planned acquisition by Chinese investors, but the entire draft prohibition decision has been leaked. This allows first-hand insights into the government’s stance towards Chinese investment and sends a strong signal to parties of international deals involving German target companies. On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the German Federal Government prohibited the acquisition of communications technology company IMST GmbH by the Chinese investor Addsino Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of the

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Falk Schöning, Sebastian Faust, Stefan Kirwitzke, The German Government prohibits the acquisition of a communications technology company by a Chinese communication product manufacturer (IMST / Addsino), 2 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 99246

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