By Greg Stonefield King & Wood Mallesons’ London office

The European Commission has taken steps to address foreign investments in the EU. While the Commission are proposing a regulation establishing an EU framework to screen foreign direct investments, they will at the same time immediately proceed with the following measures:

By Liu Cheng, Simon Holmes and Michael Reiss King & Wood Mallesons

001Chholmes_sinese State-owned enterprises (SOEs) acquiring businesses or entering into joint ventures with other parties may unexpectedly trigger an EU merger filing. This was clarified by the European Commission’s decision clearing the UK joint venture between China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN)