Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) review procedures have recently been subject to essential amendments and a more rigid approach of the competent authorities in Europe and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Cross border M&A deals require additional coordination with authorities, more complex and diligent planning of steps towards completion and the negotiation of appropriate provisions in underlying agreements. Please join Mayer Brown teams from Europe and the United States for two webinars in November covering FDI approvals:

Webinar 1 on November 15, 2017

  • More rigid FDI review procedures in Germany; brief spotlights on the United Kingdom and France
  • Deal preparation and coordination for FDI clearance in European jurisdictions
  • The future: Recent developments on EU level – the proposal for a European regulation on FDI and its impact on the national FDI review procedures
  • Parallels: EU and national merger control regimes – FDI clearance

Webinar 2 on November 29, 2017

  • Back and forth and international cooperation: The famous Aixtron case
  • Background and relevant details of CFIUS and FDI clearance in Europe
  • Recent developments of CFIUS (including fourth prohibition in US history) and of FDI clearance in European jurisdictions
  • Deal preparation and completion including FDI clearance in the United States, Germany and other European jurisdictions

For additional information, please contact Ben Klingelhöfer at or +49 69 7941 1177.

November 15 Webinar 

November 29 Webinar