Webinar: DG Trade’s Carlo Pettinato on foreign direct investment controls

On 1st of April 2020, Oliver Bretz had the pleasure of chairing a live webinar alongside speakers Mr. Carlo Pettinato, Head of Investment Policy Unit – DG Trade, European Commission; Mr. Manuel Vélez Fraga, Partner – Uria; and Mr. Alan Riley, Senior Fellow – Atlantic Council.

The discussion focused on foreign direct investment (“FDI”) screening mechanisms and the approach of the European Commission (the “Commission”) during the COVID-19 crisis.

Notes from the webinar can be found here.

Oliver Bretz will be speaking at the GCR Live Foreign Investment and Protectionism event

The inaugural GCR conference taking place on Thursday 2 April 2020 will discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of foreign investment review at a global level. Oliver will be involved in the session focusing on the practical impact of EU screening mechanism and “how practitioners can balance the tension between attracting global capital and protectionism in Europe?”

The debate will focus on key emerging themes as the speakers will no doubt shed light and help participants navigate the complex and transient area of law across jurisdictions.

The session will be chaired by John Davies, Brunswick and Jonas Koponen, Linklaters.

Click here for more information and to register.