CELIS Institute

Foreign Investment Screening | Regulatory Compliance | Risk Control

The CELIS Institute is an independent non-profit, non-partisan research enterprise dedicated to promoting better regulation of foreign investments in the context of security, public order, and competitiveness. It produces expert analysis and fosters a continuous trusting dialogue between policymakers, the investment community, and academics. The CELIS Institute is the leading forum for studying and debating investment screening policy.

The CELIS Institute was set up in 2020 by Professor Steffen Hindelang and Mr. Jens Hillebrand Pohl as a permanent successor to the International Conference on a Common European Law on Investment Screening (CELIS), convened by Professor Hindelang and Dr. Andreas Moberg in 2019. A multi-stakeholder initiative, principally funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, CELIS resulted in the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of EU foreign investment control, published in the inaugural volume of the Yearbook of Socio-Economic Constitutions in 2021 (forthcoming). The CELIS Institute is headquartered in Berlin.

The Institute also addresses the political and economic aspects of the legal field. Beyond screening, it covers questions relating to investment protection, security, strategy, regulation and facilitation, including dispute settlement.

Steffen Hindelang and Jens Hillebrand Pohl | Directors

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Current Calls

Call for Papers – 2021 CELIS Forum on Investment Security

Call for Papers – 2021 CELIS Forum on Investment Security Submit your Abstract Here   The 2021 CELIS Forum on Investment Security will be held in Warsaw from Wednesday 1 December until Friday 3 December 2021. The 2021 CELIS Forum will address:   “The Emerging Law of Investment Control in Europe: Screening, Sanctions and Subsidies“.  …
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Call for Expression of Interest – CELIS Country Reporters [Extended Deadline]

CELIS Country Reporters – Extended deadline: 31 May 2021   The CELIS Institute announces the opening of number of positions as CELIS Country Reporter and CELIS Assistant Country Reporter (m/f/d) which will contribute to the Institute’s Knowledge and Research Hub at www.celis.institute. To provide regular updates and analyses about developments in the various jurisdictions around…
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Featured

CELIS produces, hosts, and points to various original and third-party content relating to the fields of foreign investment and public order and secruity as well as investment protection and facilitation.

German 17th Ordinance amending the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance (in German)

Draft of 21 April 2021 accepted by the government on 27 April 2021 and explanations (in German) regarding the amendments ...

Ulrich Nussbaum: Freihandel mit Grenzen? Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich der nationalen ...

Freihandel mit Grenzen? Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich der nationalen und europäischen Investitionskontrolle (Investment Screening) eBook (2021) / 1435-439X | Nomos ...

CELIS hosts and organises alone and with partners various events on the fields of foreign investment and public order and secruity. Our flagship event is the CELIS annual conference.

Latest

30minutes/CELIS Briefing #1: EU FDI Screening Regulation Enters into Effect

EU FDI Screening Regulation Enters into Effect The EU Investment Screening Regulation Enters Into Effect [11 OCT. 2020]. Today marks the first day of full application of the EU Investment Screening Regulation [Regulation (EU) 2019/452]. For the first time, the European Union has adopted a common framework for review of foreign direct investments on grounds…

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30minutes/CELIS Briefing #2: Denmark’s First Investment Arbitration Claim

Denmark’s First Investment Arbitration Claim Our episode today brings us to the Kingdom of Denmark. With Donatas Aleksandravicius v. Kingdom of Denmark (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/30), Denmark recently faced its first ever claim on the basis of an international agreement for allegedly maltreating a foreign investor. Telling from the local news coverage, this came quite…

CELIS Partner Events

Investment Screening in the European Union

ERA Conference: Investment Screening in the European Union Steffen Hindelang and Jens Hillebrand Pohl for two days devoted to the new EU investment screening framework at the Academy of European Law ERA Conference on Investment Screening in the European Union, 12-13 November 2020. Steffen is professor (wsr) at the Department of Law of the Syddansk…
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