Acquisition - And Ownership - Related Policies to Safeguard Essential Security Interests - New Policies to Manage New Threats

Posted: 17 Dec 2019 Last revised: 18 Dec 2019

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Joachim Pohl

Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) - Investment Division

Date Written: March 12, 2019

Abstract

This note summarises current trends in acquisition - and ownership - related policies to safeguard essential security interests. Such mechanisms, often associated with 'FDI screening', are increasingly common in most advanced and transition economies. The note summarises current developments based on policy practice in 62 economies.

Keywords: national security, essential security, investment, investment law, investment screening, FDI screening, CFIUS, FIRRMA

JEL Classification: F52, F53

Suggested Citation

Pohl, Joachim, Acquisition - And Ownership - Related Policies to Safeguard Essential Security Interests - New Policies to Manage New Threats (March 12, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3504662

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