Exclusive invite-only event

24 November 15:00 – 17:00 CET


15:00 Welcome
15:05 Participants’ round of introduction
15:15 Keynote
15:50 Open discussion
  • Think thank
  • Deepening of the discussion
  • Sharing best practices
16:45 Final thoughts

In the recent past years, in light of the growing interest of certain non-EU investors (in particular China) for acquiring EU targets, foreign investment control regulations were made stricter in certain EU countries. This trend has even considerably accelerated in the past months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, also prompted by the EU Commission public call for implementing such restrictions. No doubt that this will have a growing impact on the European cross-border M&A market in particular in terms of choices of buyers and transaction timeline. Together with our partners at CMS, we would like to discuss with you your experiences and best practices to adapt to these regulations in M&A transactions.



Alexandra Rohmert
Partner, CMS


Kai Neuhaus
Partner, CMS



1. Slide deck as shown during the discussion (click here)

2. CMS – Shifting Landscapes in Foreign Investment Controls (click here)



1. Alexandra Rohmert

2. Kai Neuhaus

Alexandra Rohmert
Member of the Supervisory Board

Alexandra Rohmert joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2000 and became a partner in January 2016. Prior to this, she had practiced for nearly four years at Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, and then in Paris for two years, before joining Archibald Andersen in 1997. She has dual French and German (“Rechtsanwältin”) legal qualifications. Alexandra primarily assists foreign companies with their international projects. She has acquired a high level of expertise in cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions and in Franco-German matters.

Kai Neuhaus, LL.M.

Kai Neuhaus specialises in competition and trade law, with a focus on the digital business. He advises and represents companies in all proceedings before the EU Commission, the German Federal Cartel Office as well as the European Court of Justice and German courts. In competition law he has long-standing experience with merger control, abuse of dominance and cartel proceedings. He regularly provides competition law advice on distribution contracts and e-commerce. In the area of trade law Kai assists clients e.g. with EU anti-dumping proceedings and EU and German trade sanctions and embargos and related compliance issues.

His clients include major manufacturing companies in the IT, consumer goods and chemical sectors as well as the automotive and auto parts suppliers sector, and also service providers e.g. from the finance, insurance, media and retail sectors.

Kai joined CMS in 2003 and has been a partner since 2009