More than halfway through 2023, there is no easing in sight on the FDI front.
- The game-changing EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation took effect. The first legislation of its kind ever entered into by a trading bloc.
- FDI regimes in two key EU jurisdiction, The Netherlands and Belgium, have come into force, introducing far reaching screening mechanisms.
- At the same time, the ECJ renders a decision that has the potential to counteract overly extensive FDI review practices of EU Member States.
- Current practice trends and policy developments in the EU and on national level foreshadow tighter scrutiny of foreign direct investments in Europe.