Martijn van de Hel and Adriaan Craita are advising a technology developer regarding an investment. This investment could be assessed by the Dutch Investment Review Office (Bureau Toetsing Investeringen, or “BTI”) under the new Investment Screening Bill on Economy and National Safety (Wet veiligheidstoetsinvestering, fusies en overnames, or “ISB”).
The ISB derives from the European Screening Regulation. This regulation aims to protect the European Union’s strategic interests while keeping the internal market accessible for foreign direct investment. This European Screening Regulation is also referred to as the Foreign Direct Investment Regulation ("FDI"). For more information, see this blog and this blog.