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Extension of french foreign investment control to digital technologies

Karl Hepp de Sevelinges

The decree no. 2018-1057 dated 29 November 2018 on foreign investment subject to prior authorization has been published in the French Official Gazette on 1 December 2018.

The purpose of this decree is to extend the control of foreign investments to new sectors (A). The decree also extends to the target company the right to submit a request for prior ruling to the Minister of economy (B).

This decree has to be seen in the wider context of increased foreign investment control at national and European level (C).