Status of foreign direct investment control law in Belgium

Belgium does not have a specific legislative framework for controlling foreign direct investments. Far from being problematic, this absence of state control over foreign direct investments promotes Belgium to 21st place worldwide based on the FDI Index. This ranking is explained in the context of strong economic recovery as well as key advantages highlighted by foreign investors (such as the proximity of numerous international institutions, connectivity to the rest of Europe and a productive and educated workforce).
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比利时外商直接投资监管法律现状

比利时没有专门管控外商直接投资的法律框架。缺少政府管控,不仅未对外商直接投资造成问题,反而将比利时的全球外商直接投资指数排名推升至第21位。这一排名还得益于该国经济强劲复苏并具备外国投资者青睐的关键优势(如众多国际机构设在比利时,与欧洲其他地区连通便捷,以及拥有极具生产力、受过良好教育的劳动力)。

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Status of foreign direct investment control law in France
France ranks 7th globally and 3rd in Europe in the FDI Index. Since 2005, France has organised its legal framework for controlling FDI in its Monetary and Financial Code (“Code Monétaire et Financier”). The Code has been amended and the rules have been strengthened over the years.
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Status of foreign direct investment control law in Italy
After a series of intense reforms implemented since 2011, Italy is now 10th globally and 4th in the EU, in the FDI Index. Even after the national-populist League and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement won the highest share of the vote in the elections, markets did not react strongly, with bond yields continuing to remain low and the equity market rising.
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意大利外商直接投资监管法律现状
意大利自2011年以来大刀阔斧开展一系列改革,如今其外商直接投资指数在全球排第十名,在欧盟排第四名。即便民粹主义联盟党和反建制五星运动党在大选中赢得最高选票,意大利市场也未对此做出强烈反应,其中债券收益持续走低,股票市场则呈现上升态势。
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According to the “2018 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index” (the “FDI Index”), an annual survey which tracks a country’s attractiveness for FDI, Germany is 3rd globally and tops the list of European countries. Despite tightening regulations, Germany remains appealing to foreign investors due to its increasing GDP growth rate and diverse economy.
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