Skadden Discusses How COVID-19 Prompts EU Nations to Protect Against Foreign M&A

The CLS Blue Sky Blog

Bill Batchelor

Partners John Adebiyi, Bill Batchelor and Scott Hopkins discuss the steps taken by the EU and various national governments to prevent foreign investors from taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to acquire companies of strategic importance. Acquirers should keep in mind the possibility that governments may review and challenge acquisitions through such measures as foreign investment reviews, committee inquiries, state defensive stake-building or even nationalization of vulnerable companies.