Three M&A obstacles outside Brussels: managing EUMR, FSR and FDI risks?
Date:

05 June 2024

Time:

19:00 - 20:30 (CET)

Panelists:

Ross Ferguson
Partner
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP
London

Marcel Nuys
Partner
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Düsseldorf / Brussels

Horst Henschen
Of Counsel
Covington & Burling LLP
Frankfurt

Location: In person (Brussels) | By webinar

CPD: Accredited for 1.5 hours CPD (UK SRA)

Registration: Closes at 12PM (CET) on 5 June

On 24 January the European Commission proposed a new FDI regulation (‘the proposal’).

 

Once adopted, the proposal would add another layer of complexity to closing deals that may have to obtain a combination of merger control, FDI and FSR approvals, impacting on due diligence reviews, conditions precedent in the corporate documentation, and timelines.


What are the emerging best practices deployed by counsel to manage the growing risks to deals in the EU, particularly where the Commission has indicated that it is unlikely that the timetables between these regimes can be aligned, as each serves a different use case?


Noting DG COMP’s February 2024 FSR Policy Brief, what are the more difficult, voir surprising, issues counsel have encountered in practice since the notification obligations began last October, including:


·        DG COMP’s interest in PE-financed transactions;

·        Additional RFIs; and  

·        Information waiver requests?

Join us for a first hybrid (in-person / webinar) 'Chatham House rule' practitioners' panel discussion including Q&As, exploring how to clear these new obstacles to M&A deals in this burgeoning area.


List of participants (updated 23 May)


Evaluation and revision of the EU's FDI screening framework webpage 


DG COMP's FSR Policy Brief (Issue 1) 


Commission press release (24 January 2024)

Registration Fees
(Rates in €uros excluding VAT)
Category Early Normal Late
Private Sector Lawyer/Economist

175

200

225

General/In-house Counsel

160

180

200

Public Sector Lawyer

100

120

140

Full-Time Students/Academics/NGOs

50

75

100

How to participate?

You can participate in this discussion either in person (in Brussels) or by Zoom webinar.

Following registration, all participants will receive an email confirmation of participation and a receipt, once their credit card payment has been approved.

Participants will be able to join the webinar from 6:45pm (CET).

The discussion will last up to 90 minutes. All participants will receive the speakers' presentations and will be able to ask questions.

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