In control

February 07, 2018

Germany tightened its foreign investment regime for German assets targeted by investors not resident in an EU member state or part of the EFT. It did so by listing specific industry sectors where an investment in so called critical infrastructure will in particular be scrutinized for national security concerns. Furthermore, investors making such investments are obliged to notify the government about the conclusion of the agreement. Therefore, as investments raising such national security related concerns can be prohibited, non-EU/EFTA buyers have to pay increased attention to German foreign investment control rules and align their transaction schedules in accordance with them.

Read the IFLR article "In control."