CELIS Update on Investment Screening – January 2023

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France – Extension of temporary FDI framework for another year On 23 December 2022, the French government published Decree No. 2022-1622 concerning the extension for another year of the temporary framework lowering the threshold for acquiring voting rights that may trigger FDI screening procedure in France from 25% to 10%. While this temporary regime, which…

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Opening: Deputy Director of the CELIS Institute (Research programme and events)

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Opening The CELIS Institute seeks a Deputy Director (Research programme and events) This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded, highly motivated, early-to mid-career academic, public servant, or practitioner who is a thought leader in relevant disciplines of law, or law and economics, or law and political science and can see the benefits in combining…

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CELIS Annual Call 2023: CELIS Country Reporter

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Annual Call for Expression of Interest 2023  CELIS Country Reporters on Foreign Investment Regulation, especially Investment Screening The CELIS Institute announces the opening of a 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 from the…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – November 2022

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EU – Commission prepares revision of the EU’s FDI Screening Regulation In a communication on its work programme for 2023 dated 18.10.2022, the European Commission announced that it is ready to review the EU FDI Screening Regulation two years after its entry into force. The aim is to identify the necessary modifications that would improve…

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CELIS NOW Kick-Off Event in Berlin: Call for Papers – “The Age of Open Strategic Autonomy”

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

The CELIS Institute’s early-career scholars’ and practitioners’ network on the law and practice of economic warfare (CELIS NOW) is pleased to announce its kick-off event in Berlin. It invites proposals from interested early-career scholars and practitioners working in the field of trade and investment law. The conference will focus on the emerging doctrine of “Open Strategic Autonomy” and…

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CELIS Update on Investment Screening – October 2022

CELIS Update on Investment Screening – May 2022

USA – Treasury publishes CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines On 20 October 2022 the Department of the Treasury, as Chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”), has released the first-ever CFIUS Enforcement and Penalty Guidelines. The Guidelines provide the public with information about how the Committee assesses…

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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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