CELIS Institute

Foreign Investment Screening | Regulatory Compliance | Risk Control

The CELIS Institute is an independent non-profit, non-partisan research enterprise. It is dedicated to promoting better regulation of foreign investments in the context of security, public order, and competitiveness. We produce expert analysis and foster 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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Call for Expression of Interest – CELIS Country Reporters

CELIS Country Reporters Call for Expression of Interest CELIS Country Reporters on Foreign Investment Regulation, especially Investment Screening   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…
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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.

Slovakian Critical Infrastructure Act (in Slovakian), as amended 1 March 2021

Act 45/2011 of 8 February 2011 on critical infrastructure, with amendments to §§ 2, 8 and 9 and new 9a-15 ...

Sarah Bauerle Danzman, Investment Screening in the Shadow of Weaponized Interdependence

Chapter in The Uses and Abuses of Weaponized Interdependence, edited by Daniel W. Drezner, Henry Farrell, and Abraham L. Newman, ...

Asia Regional Integration Center, Cross-border investment: Riding the Pandemic tide

Chapter in Asian Economic Integration Report 2021: Making Digital Platforms Work For Asia and the Pacific, Asia Regional Integration Center, ...

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…

Forthcoming

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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