International Regulatory Enforcement (PHIRE)
Foreign Investment Control in France: A Strengthened Regime
By Sébastien Crepy, Stanislas Offroy & Adèle Patinier
The French foreign investment control regime has been recently adjusted. The list of “sensitive sectors” has been extended and criteria regarding the submission of a foreign investor to prior authorization have been clarified. Greater enforcement powers have also been granted to the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Extension of the scope of French regulation in the foreign investment control regime: new sensitive/strategic activities. Simplification of the preliminary request proceeding.
Greater enforcement powers granted to the French Ministry of Economy and Finance (administrative/provisional sanctions and financial penalties).