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Amendments to the German Foreign Trade Regime: Strong Impact on Foreign Investments in Germany

25 July 2017
Mayer Brown Legal Update

Germany’s Federal Government has passed an amendment to the German Foreign Trade Regulation which has a strong impact on foreign investments in Germany. The amendment has already entered into force. It expands the competences and periods to review and even to prohibit an acquisition of at least 25 percent of the shares in a German entity by a non-EU or non-EFTA company.

This Legal Update summarizes the new provisions and outlines its effects on acquisitions in Germany.


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