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Oct 09, 2019

Navigating U.S. & EU Regulation of Trade, Foreign Investments and Sanctions

On October 8th AmCham members gathered to get the latest updates on U.S. and EU enforcement of international regulation of export controls, investments and economic sanctions.

The enforcement by the respective authorities are at an all-time high and, as a result, Danish companies can be caught in the middle and subject to two increasingly divergent legal regimes.

Legal experts from Foley & Lardner, Greg Husisian, Jenlain Scott and Jim Peterson (Washington D.C.) and Kromann Reumert, Hans Jakob Folker and Laura Nelson Marusic gave a thorough presentation of the key issues at hand, including:

  • An overview of the U.S. and EU laws and regulations most commonly encountered by Danish companies with international operations
  • Practical guidance for the creation of risk-based compliance solutions to reduce the risk of costly enforcement actions
  • A summary of the new rules regarding foreign acquisitions and investments in both the U.S. and the EU and the new U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) review process
  • Guidance on the potential impact of the new EU Regulation 2019/452 Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation
  • Blocking statutes and other multijurisdictional challenges

Also, brand new white papers on how to navigate the aggressive application of U.S. international regulations, and how to cope with the new rules regarding foreign acquisitions, mergers, and investments in the U.S. were made available at the seminar.

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Please find the Foley & Lardner presentation here.
Please find the Kromann Reumert presentation here.

If you are interested in the Foley & Lardner White Papers, please contact:
Einar Dyrhauge, Deputy Director, AmCham Denmark at ed@amcham.dk