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CELIS Briefing Note: Italy – The new extension of the Italian golden powers A “Never Ending” Story?

Andrea Sacco Ginevri, CELIS Country Reporter for Italy, and Federico Riganti, CELIS Assistant Country Reporter for Italy, shortly brief us on the extension of certain restrictions on FDI in Italy.
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – November/December 2021

UK – Further secondary legislation intended to clarify certain aspects under the National Security and Investment Act published On 16 November 2021, the government published further secondary legislation to clarify certain aspects under the National Security and Investment Act, the latter entering into force on 4 January 2022. The secondary legislation sets out the acquisitions of qualifying entities subject to ...
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – October/November 2021

EU – Launch of consultation platform on the EU-US Trade and Technology Council (TTC) On 18 October 2021, following the inaugural meeting in September, the European Union and the United States set up an online consultation platform for stakeholders to involve in shaping the transatlantic cooperation under the TTC. The platform will allow stakeholders to share their views and make ...
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – October 2021

Japan – Notification obligation for investments in critical minerals The Ministry of Finance as well as other Ministries confirmed that foreign investors of three new “core business sectors” that plan to invest in critical minerals will be required to file a prior notification from 5 November 2021 under new rules in the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. These sectors ...
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – September 2021 (Part II)

Luxembourg – Minister for Foreign and European Affairs submits Bill on Investment Screening On 15 September 2021, the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs has submitted a bill “establishing a national screening mechanism for foreign direct investment that may affect security or public order” for the purpose of implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/452. The Bill concerns investors from third countries that ...
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – September 2021 (Part I)

EU – CJEU rules intra-EU investment arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) to be incompatible with EU law On 2 September 2021, the CJEU issued its ruling in Case C‑741/19 (Republic of Moldova v Komstroy) finding that Article 26 of the ECT is not applicable to intra-EU investment disputes due to a violation of EU law, especially the principle ...
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – August 2021

Australia – The Treasury completes consultations on foreign investment reforms On 31 August 2021, the Treasury has completed its consultation process of recent reforms on foreign investment in 2020. In order to evaluate the reforms, the Treasury invited stakeholders to submit written statements on key elements such as national security, compliance, streamlining and fees. The overall evaluation is required to ...
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CELIS Briefing Note: Switzerland – Swiss Federal Council sets out the parameters of a Swiss investment control regime

Phil Baumann, CELIS Country Reporter for Switzerland,  has translated and shortened the press release of of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs’ (SECO) dated 25 August 2021.
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Foreign Direct Investment Regulations Update: Australia, China, EU, Germany, UK and US – JD Supra

Foreign Direct Investment Regulations Update: Australia, China, EU, Germany, UK and US  JD Supra
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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – July/August 2021

Australia – Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) publishes a series of guidance notes The FIRB published a series of guidance notes which should help foreign investors navigating through the review process of their investments. The notes not only give a quick overview of the foreign investment screening regime but also contain information about how those rules are applied. In particular, ...
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