The event takes place from 07 March 2019 to 08 March 2019, with a pre-conference get-together on 06 March 2019 in Gothenburg/Sweden.
In light of the European regulation on investment screening just voted on in the Council, the conference could hardly be more timely.
The conference in a nutshell: “Daimler, the harbour terminal in Zeebrugge, or Saxo Bank are only three recent examples of controversially discussed company takeovers in Europe. The “elephant in the room” is China and its “Belt and Road Initiative”. The political will in Europe is growing to more actively control investments flowing into the EU. The current regulatory initiatives raise several fundamental, constitutional and regulatory issues. Surprisingly, they have not been addressed in any depth so far. The international conference shall take stock of the current rather fragmented regulatory approaches and produce the very first, interdisciplinary grounded, comprehensive appraisal of a future “Common European Law on Investment Screening”. The research conference is addressed to participants from academia as well as to representatives from government, business, and civil society.”