Riccardo Lacerenza

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Proposal for a new EU regulation on FDI screening: prospects for reform

The European Commission recently presented a proposal for a regulation to revise and strengthen the EU’s FDI rules in light of the critical issues associated with the current Regulation (EU) 2019/452. The Commission’s goal is to broaden the scope of the EU’s FDI rules and reinforce scr …

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Golden Power news: application of the rules to intra-group transactions and public tenders

The recent legislation confirms the Italian Government’s constant attention to all matters linked to FDI screening. The “Omnibus Decree” extends the Government’s special powers under Golden Power legislation to cases involving non-EU entities, including intra-group transactions relat …

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Recent CJEU judgment: towards a restriction of the scope of foreign investment control regulation?

The CJEU’s recent judgment of 13 July contains important clarification concerning the application of Regulation (EU) 2019/452 on the coordination of control mechanisms for foreign direct investment (“Regulation”) and the ability of Member States to exercise veto power. The Court adopts …

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The new text of the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework: more flexibility in State aid control

On 9 March 2023, the European Commission published the new text of the Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework. The new text of the framework aims to make EU State aid rules simpler and more flexible so that EU policy objectives can be more easily achieved in these times of crisis and ecol …

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