The new frontier of outbound investment monitoring
31 January 2024

On 24 January, the Commission published the ‘White Paper on Outbound Investments’ concerning the establishment of national monitoring, for security purposes, of outbound investments. One of the issues raised by the Commission is that outbound investments risk resulting in leakage of technology and know-how to non-EU countries.

The White Paper sets out a schedule for the next steps and provides indications on the scope of the monitoring requested of EU Member States. What are the goals, what sectors are involved, what types of transactions need to be monitored, what information needs to be collected, and what kind of response can be expected from Member States and European institutions?

Our Administrative Law Practice answers all these questions in the newsletter available here.