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)

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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)

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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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BLOMSTEIN Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Stein Friton Klasse Huttenlauch

BLOMSTEIN Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB Stein Friton Klasse Huttenlauch

BLOMSTEIN is a leading boutique for international trade, antitrust, and public procurement law based in Berlin, Germany. Founded as a spin-off of a leading international law firm in 2016, BLOMSTEIN “has positioned itself at the top of the market within a few years”, according to clients and peers. The experienced team advises high-profile international clients…

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New CELIS Patron and key sponsor: Datenna

New CELIS Patron and key sponsor: Datenna

Today, on 17 December 2021, the CELIS Institute is delighted to announce the agreement with Datenna, an intelligence platform providing information to solve information imbalances with China, 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 place in Uppsala…

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CELIS Newsflash: EU – European Commission adds further programmes to the list of projects and programmes of “Union interest” under EU-FDI Screening Regulation

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Today, on 3 December 2021, the Commission delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/2126 of 29 September 2021 has been published. It amends the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2019/452, commonly known as the “EU-FDI Screening Regulation”. The amendments concern the list of projects or programmes of Union interest under Art. 8 of the EU-FDI Screening Regulation. Under this…

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

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

Yesterday, on 23 November 2021, the European Commission (EC) published the long-awaited Annual Report on the Screening of Foreign Direct Investment. In addition to data on foreign direct investment flows in the EU, the report mainly contains an overview of legislative developments in the area of investment screening in the Member States and their investment…

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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…

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