27 Mar 2020

COVID-19: EU Commission urges FDI screening to prevent a sell-off of critical European assets

On 25 March 2020 the European Commission issued guidance to Member States calling on them to screen foreign direct investments in strategic companies – particularly healthcare businesses – in the light of the extreme economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19.

This briefing explains the Commission’s guidance and what it may mean for investing in the EU.

Practices Competition
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Lisa Wright
Partner at Slaughter and May
Poppy Smith
Associate at Slaughter and May