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German FDI regulator spoils GlobalWafers' €4.35 billion Siltronic deal

All good things are worth waiting for? Not in the case of the planned takeover of Munich-based chip supplier Siltronic by its Taiwanese rival GlobalWafers. After more than a year of intense ...


Reform of German merger control rules: Important changes for real estate transactions

On 14 January 2021, German Parliament passed a comprehensive reform of the German Act against Restraints of Competition ("ARC"). The most important amendments concern the...


This time's for real

Foreign investment control has become a key factor in M&A deals and 2020 has been an eventful year. A large number of economies have introduced foreign investment control regimes or...

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What applies as of when? – When will the 9th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition (GWB) apply? Focus on Regulation

So it has begun. However, when will the new provisions of the 9th amendment of the GWB actually apply? Aside from a number of exceptions, the 9th amendment will come into force on the day...

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