CELIS Update on Investment Screening – September 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

EU – European Commission publishes Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union On 1 September 2022, the European Commission (EC) published the Second Annual Report on the Screening of Foreign Direct Investment into the Union. The report contains besides the most recent data on foreign direct investment inflows into…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – August 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Czechia – First Annual Report on Foreign Direct Investments Screening in the Czech Republic On 1 August 2022, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic published the first Annual Report on Foreign Investments Screening in the Czech Republic. The report provides some interesting insights on the FDI Act that has been in effect for one…

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CELIS Newsflash: EU – European Commission publishes Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Yesterday, on 1st September 2022, the Second Annual Report on the screening of foreign direct investments into the Union has been published by the European Commission (EC). The report contains besides the most recent data on foreign direct investment inflows into the EU mainly an overview of the legislative developments and activities in the Member…

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Announcement of the CELIS Early-Career Scholars’ and Practitioners’ Network on the Law and Practice of Economic Warfare (CELIS NOW)

Announcement of the CELIS Early-Career Scholars’ and Practitioners’ Network on the Law and Practice of Economic Warfare (CELIS NOW)

In light with the CELIS Institute’s mission to promote better regulation of foreign investments in the context of security, public order, and competitiveness, its Directors are pleased to announce the creation of an early-career scholars’ and practitioners’ network on the law and practice of economic warfare (CELIS NOW). The network will be coordinated by the new…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – June 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Belgium – Introduction of a general FDI regime The next EU member state is about to implement the EU Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) regulation and to present its first FDI regime. On 1 June 2022, the federal and regional governments of Belgium agreed on a draft legislative text that will introduce a mandatory FDI regime…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

EU – Commission singles out “hostile investors” As a reaction of the war against Ukraine, for the first time ever, the European Commission has taken the step of singling out two hostile investor countries for Member States to consider in applying foreign direct investment (“FDI”) screening laws. In its communication from 6 April 2022 the Commission…

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SIFIR Scholarships for Maria Kalinowska and Claudia Gladys Manrique Carpio

Swedish Institute of International Law (SIFIR)

We are pleased to announce that our CELIS Patron and key sponsor for the CFIS 2022, the Swedish Institute of International Law (SIFIR), an institute at Uppsala University which pursues a number of activities in order to promote the study of public international law and makes its endeavours known through its publication series, granted two…

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Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS)

Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” - Skopje (IDSCS)

 The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) is a Macedonian based think-tank organisation that is non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit. It was established in 1999 by a group of intellectuals gathered around the idea of democracy, solidarity and civil society. The long term objectives of the Institute include the work on a balanced socio-economic…

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Swedish Institute of International Law (SIFIR)

Swedish Institute of International Law (SIFIR)

The Swedish Institute of International Law was founded by a donation from the Swedish diplomat Harry Axelsson Iohnson in 1927. The Institute is also called the Harry Axelsson Iohnson Institute. Mr. Iohnson was of the opinion that peace among nations depended much upon the development of international law and its dissemination to a wider public.…

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CELIS Annual Call for Expression of Interest 2022: CELIS Country Reporters on Foreign Investment Regulation

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Annual Call for Expression of Interest 2022  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. We are particularly interested in applications…

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New Research Funding to CELIS Institute by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation)

CELIS Events

Today, on 28 February 2022, the CELIS Institute’s Co-Directors Steffen Hindelang and J. Hillebrand Pohl are extremely delighted to announce that their joint interdisciplinary research project “The Emerging Law of Investment Control in Europe: Screening, Sanctions and Subsidies” has been awarded a very generous financial contribution by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the purpose of organising an…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – February 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

EU – Commission proposes European Chips Act On 8 February 2022, the European Commission published multiple documents relating to the Proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem (European Chips Act). Due to their importance in the production of many goods in the technology sector, such as cars or…

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New CELIS Patron and key sponsor: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

New CELIS Patron and key sponsor: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Today, on 26 February 2022, the CELIS Institute is delighted to announce the agreement with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a business-oriented NGO working at the intersection of economic development and entrepreneurship with democracy and good governance, to serve as a CELIS Patron and key sponsor for the CELIS Forum on Investment Screening. The CELIS…

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Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

CELIS Events

Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). Founded in 1983 and based in Washington, DC, CIPE is a business-oriented NGO working at the intersection of economic development and entrepreneurship with democracy and good governance. CIPE maintains a network of partners, including business associations, chambers of commerce, think tanks and other civil society organizations in over 70…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – January 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Germany – Second Amendment to Ordinance on the Designation of Critical Infrastructures enters into force and will cause more FDI Screening On 1 January 2022, the second amendment to the Ordinance on the Designation of Critical Infrastructures (“BSI-KritisV”) entered into force. The amendment constitutes an overhaul of the ordinance, which significantly lowers the thresholds that…

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“Sneak Peek” – CELIS Virtual Symposium 2021: Sovereign-Driven Investments – Motives and Consequences

At last year’s CELIS Virtual Symposium 2021, Jaap van Etten, CEO of CELIS Patron “Datenna”, gave some thought provoking impulses regarding motives and consequences of sovereign-driven investments in his keynote. Many thanks Jaap! Mit dem Laden des Videos akzeptieren Sie die Datenschutzerklärung von Vimeo.Mehr erfahren Video laden Vimeo immer entsperren Other speakers provided interesting insight into…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – November/December 2021

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

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…

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New CELIS Patron and key sponsor: BLOMSTEIN

BLOMSTEIN Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Stein Friton Klasse Huttenlauch

Today, on 27 December 2021, the CELIS Institute is delighted to announce the agreement with BLOMSTEIN, a boutique law firm for international trade, antitrust, and public procurement law based in Berlin, to serve as a CELIS Patron and key sponsor for the CELIS Forum on Investment Screening, the flagship event of the CELIS Institute, which will take…

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