Sweden – Proposal for New Foreign Direct Investment Screening Rules

During the course of the pandemic many countries have strengthened their foreign direct investment (FDI) screening rules to review, and potentially prohibit, certain foreign investments on national security grounds.

Sweden is one of the few EU Member States that does not yet have FDI screening rules in place. However, on 1 November 2021, proposed legislation was presented that, subject to consultation procedures, is expected to enter into force on 1 January 2023. The attached newsletter highlights the main features of the proposal, which is bound to affect numerous investments and M&A transactions on the Swedish market.

Read the full newsletter here.


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