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A talk with officials who helped write and negotiate the proposed new EU regulation on FDI

Event Details

Time: 14.00-15.30 CET (Registration from 13.30)

Venue: Fipra International, Rue de la Loi 227, 1040 Brussels

The Competition Law Forum (CLF) launches the first of its Rapid Response seminars in Brussels with experts from the European Commission and Parliament, who worked on the trilogue that hammered out a pan-European framework for screening foreign direct investments into the EU.

The final language of the Regulation establishing the EU screening framework, which now needs to be formally confirmed by the Council and the European Parliament, will be made public very soon. It will inevitably introduce new political and diplomatic considerations into M&A affecting both competition and trade advisors.

In this closed background briefing for select senior practitioners, participants will have an opportunity to ask detailed questions about the new measure from those with first-hand knowledge of the proposed framework. We will hear from Sylvia Baule and Marta Busz, who worked on the European Commission team responsible for the proposal, along with Maxime Obé, who worked on technical negotiations on behalf of the European Parliament.

CLF, part of the London-based British Institute of International and Comparative Law, runs similar rapid response talks for practitioners in London, and has decided to replicate this successful initiative in Brussels.


Peter Chase, Special Adviser - EU, Financial Services, Trade Policy, Fipra


  • Dr Sylvia Baule, Deputy Head of the Investment Unit, DG Trade European Commission
  • Marta Busz, Policy officer, DG Trade European Commission
  • Maxime Obé, Attaché parlementaire de Franck Proust, European Parliament

Convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow, BIICL and David Lawsky, Partner, Fipra International.

Participation is by invitation only.

Hosted under the Chatham House Rule.


If you have any queries then please contact the Events team.

Becoming a member of the Competition Law Forum (CLF)

The Competition Law Forum is a centre of excellence for European competition and antitrust policy and law at BIICL. It provides a forum in which the practical application of competition policy is considered by lawyers, economists, senior business managers, public servants, public affairs professionals, consumer bodies and other specialist practitioners. The Forum identifies areas requiring debate and analysis, and provides the required forum and experts, thereby contributing to policy initiatives. In doing so it also produces leading-edge applied research, analysis and recommendations on the content, methodologies and application of competition policy at all levels of governance - national, European and global.

To enquire about becoming a member of the Forum, please contact Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Competition Law Forum Directo

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