The new Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Sanctions guide for 2021 has just been published, enabling side-by-side comparison of local insights into economic, financial and trade sanctions including national and international regimes across different jurisdictions. Roland M. Stein and Laura Louca have contributed the chapter on the European Union sanctions regime.

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BLOMSTEIN has advised Albion Acquisitions Limited on the German foreign direct investments (FDI) aspects of its recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Aggreko plc. Albion is a newly formed company, owned by funds managed by I Squared Capital Advisors (US) LLC and investment funds managed by TDR Capital LLP. The acquisition values Aggreko plc’s entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital at approximately £2,322 million on a fully diluted basis.

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BLOMSTEIN advises Qell Acquisition Corp. (Qell) on a billion-dollar merger with the Munich air taxi manufacturer Lilium.

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The new Lexology GTDT: Foreign investment review 2021 has just been published: Roland M. Stein and Leonard von Rummel have contributed the chapter on the German FDI regime.

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BLOMSTEIN has successfully handled two Foreign Direct Investment procedures for GTCR, a leading private equity firm. GTCR has acquired the assets of the TachoSil Fibrin Sealant Patch, a sponge for hemostasis and wound sealing, and the Surgical Specialties Corporation (SSC), which is specialized in high performance surgical sutures and ophthalmic knives. Subsequently, the investor merged SSC and Tachosil into a leading provider of surgical medical products and created the new company Corza Medical.

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In the past, investment control law has been continuously tightened (see the Amendments to the Foreign Trade an Payments Act (AWG-Novelle) as well as the 15th and 16th Amendment Ordinance of the AWV. The draft of the 17th Amendment Ordinance to the AWV has been eagerly awaited, as publication has been repeatedly postponed due to the intensive and lengthy process of interdepartmental coordination.

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The new edition of Lexology Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review has just been published and is now available in print and online. BLOMSTEIN partner Roland M. Stein and associate Leonard von Rummel co-authored the Germany chapter in this LexGTDT series for the third time.

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Four years after the Brexit referendum, the EU and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which follows the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. BLOMSTEIN presents the key contents of the new trade agreement in a briefing series. In Part 1, we have looked at the implementation and substantial changes in the EU-UK relationship. Part 2 focused on the trade in goods. Part 3 looked at a variety of areas from services and investments to digital commerce, energy and the level playing field. Part 4 analyzed the areas of transport and aviation, fishing, social security cooperation, freedom of movement and other cooperations. Part 5 concerned the governance structures, dispute settlement mechanism and enforcement of the agreement within the framework of national jurisdiction and the ECJ. Part 6 now draws a short conclusion.

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Four years after the Brexit referendum, the EU and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which follows the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. BLOMSTEIN presents the key contents of the new trade agreement in a briefing series. In Part 1, we have looked at the implementation and substantial changes in the EU-UK relationship. Part 2 focused on the trade in goods. Part 3 looked at a variety of areas from services and investments to digital commerce, energy and the level playing field. Part 4 analyzed the areas of transport and aviation, fishing, social security cooperation, freedom of movement and other cooperations. Part 5 concerns the governance structures, dispute settlement mechanism and enforcement of the agreement within the framework of national jurisdiction and the ECJ.

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Four years after the Brexit referendum, the EU and the United Kingdom have reached an agreement on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which follows the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. BLOMSTEIN presents the key contents of the new trade agreement in a briefing series. In Part 1, we have looked at the implementation and substantial changes in the EU-UK relationship. Part 2 focused on the trade in goods. Part 3 looked at a variety of areas from services and investments to digital commerce, energy and the level playing field. In Part 4, we analyze the areas of transport and aviation, fishing, social security cooperation, freedom of movement and other cooperations.

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