Investment Policy Measures

9 results
Germany

Germany

06 Sep 2021

Extends the FDI screening mechanism to Software and IT Services necessary for the provision of critical infrastructure

On 6 September 2021, the 2nd amendment to the BSI Critical Infrastructure Ordinance (Zweite Verordnung zur Änderung der BSI-Kritisverordnung) was adopted. The new amendment expands the definition of the facilities necessary for the [...]

Germany

Germany

01 May 2021

FDI screening expanded over high-tech

On 1 May 2021, the 17th amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance entered into force. The new ordinance reorganizes the list of sectors and activities covered by the FDI review mechanis, which now enumerates 27 sectors. [...]

Germany

Germany

17 Jul 2020

Amends its FDI screening regime

On 17 July 2020, the first amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Act entered into force. It aims at implementing the European foreign investment screening regime in Germany. Furthermore, it expands the scope of the foreign acquisition [...]

Germany

Germany

20 May 2020

Responses to COVID-19 by tightening FDI screening

On 20 May 2020, the German government amended the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance, focusing on critical public health services. It stipulates that foreign acquisitions of at least 10 per cent stock in German companies developing, [...]

Germany

Germany

19 Dec 2018

Germany expands the scope of its FDI screening regime

At the end of 2018, the German government amended the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance in order to expand the scope of its FDI screening mechanism. Firstly, the amendment lowers the foreign ownership threshold from 25% to 10% in [...]

Germany

Germany

18 Jul 2017

Expands the scope of foreign investment screening

On 18 July 2017, an amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Ordinance entered into effect. The changes substantiate the scope of the cross-sectoral review mechanism, referring to foreign direct investment that may threaten public [...]

Germany

Germany

24 Oct 2016

Withdrawal of the approval of the acquisition of Aixtron by Chinese investors

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy withdrew the initial certificate of non-objection of the takeover of the semiconductor manufacturer Aixtron by the Chinese firm Fujian Grand Chip. [...]

Germany

Germany

08 Jun 2016

Parliament revises corporate tax rules placing foreign and domestic investors on equal footing

On 8 June 2016, the Parliament approved legislative changes which will grant foreign investors the same tax status as domestic investors. Previously, domestic funds were exempt from paying corporate income tax on revenue related to [...]

Germany

Germany

01 Sep 2013

Introdcues changes to the review mechanism for foreign investment

On 1 September 2013, changes to the German review mechanism for foreign investment came into effect. The changes, introduced through an amendment to the Foreign Trade and Payments Act (Außenwirtschaftsgesetz or AWG) and the Foreign [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 89