In late March 2020, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, urged EU members to protect their security and economic sovereignty in response to COVID-19 so that Europe can emerge from this crisis stronger than before.
Update on France's FDI screening procedure for International Investment
France, in line with these recommendations, chose to strengthen its national foreign direct investment (FDI) screening regime, broadening the scope of transactions subject to control.
Taylor Wessing's Nicolas de Witt and Adrien Ahmadi Kermanshahani explain the background and significance to new regulations governing FDI in France.
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