Will the EU’s Focus on Foreign Subsidies Make It More Difficult To Acquire European Businesses?

Skadden Podcast / The Informed Board

Giorgio Motta Ann Beth Stebbins

Newly effective EU rules impose another layer of review for acquisitions in Europe. They empower the European Commission to investigate whether either the acquirer or target has received non-EU government subsidies that distort the EU internal market. While the new regulatory regime may not ultimately lead to many blocked deals, it could result in delays, and companies considering M&A in Europe will need to create comprehensive systems to track any government support they receive anywhere in the world. Skadden M&A partner Ann Beth Stebbins discusses the impact of the review process with Brussels-based partner Giorgio Motta.

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