By Christian Cornett(partner),Sandra Link(Partner),Tilmann-Becker(Counsel). King & Wood Mallesons’ Frankfurt office.

“In 2017, various elements of neo-protectionism have materialised globally, some of which have directly influenced China-outbound investments. While in the US, the committee on foreign investments in the US (CFIUS) has undergone some changes, in the European Union, plans for a new regime on foreign investment in strategic European targets is under consideration (CFIEU).  Meanwhile, motivated also by a substantial discussions in the Germany press following the acquisition of some German targets by Chinese investors such as Midea’s acquisition of KUKA – and a few months ahead of the upcoming German election – the German minister of economics has decided to implement a first step by tightening the administrative proceedings regarding foreign investment control. The attached paper sheds some light on these changes.” 
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