In Person

C5’s Fifth Annual European Forum on Global FDI Reviews

June 11 – 12, 2024
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Event details
June 11 – 12, 2024
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19
1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Event summary

Foreign direct investment (FDI) review practitioners and corporate executives from the European Union, UK and US convened at the fifth annual European Forum on Global FDI Reviews to discuss critical changes affecting professionals working with FDI screening regulations. Government officials, legal and consulting professionals, and industry leaders shared best practices for the European Commission’s new FDI screening regulation and other regulations across the EU. 

Featured agenda item

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 | 11:45 am – 12:45 pm CEST

Merger Control & FDI Transactions Outlook

Cooley special counsel Christine Graham spoke on this panel to discuss how antitrust agencies are taking jurisdiction over a broader range of transactions that historically would have escaped scrutiny and aggressively enforcing violations. Topics of discussion included:

  • Examining if a filing is necessary – voluntary versus cautionary filings.
  • Exploring which jurisdictions require a filing, as well as multi-jurisdictional filings.
  • Determining the filing jurisdiction(s).
  • Analysing member countries’ power to review or not review.
  • Looking at cooperation agreements.
  • Streamlining costs.
  • Reducing regulatory friction quickly and efficiently.
  • Assessing how long will the review take and the associated risk to the transaction.
  • Determining what kind of security supply is needed.

For more information, please email Yena Lee.

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