Co-hosting an international conference on “A Common European Law on Investment Screening – Foreign Investment in Times of Change” toghether with Andreas Moberg of Gothenburg University
Daimler, the harbour terminal in Zeebrugge, or Saxo Bank are only three recent examples of controversially discussed company takeovers in Europe. The “elephant in the room” is China and its “Belt and Road Initiative” and other state-backed investment strategies. The political will in Europe is growing to more actively control investments flowing into the EU. The current regulatory initiatives raise several fundamental, constitutional and regulatory issues. Surprisingly, they have not been addressed in any depth so far.
This international research conference shall take stock of the current rather fragmented regulatory approaches and produce the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening” (CELIS). Due to the conference’s comprehensive approach, it is expected to influence the broader debate on the EU’s upcoming regulation of this matter.
The research conference is addressed to participants from academia as well as to representatives from government, business, and civil society.
More information on https://www.europeaninvestmentlaw.eu/home-celis/