15 July 2020
In late March 2020, Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, urged EU members to protect their security and economic sovereignty in response to COVID-19 so that Europe can emerge from this crisis stronger than before.
France, in line with these recommendations, chose to strengthen its national foreign direct investment (FDI) screening regime, broadening the scope of transactions subject to control.
Nicolas de Witt and Adrien Ahmadi Kermanshahani explain the background and significance to new regulations governing FDI in France. Read the full article on International Investment here.