Get an overview of the notification process for FDI-screenings.
FDI-screening is screening of foreign direct investments and special financial agreements following the rules in the Investment Screening Act. The purpose of the rules is to prevent that foreign direct investments and special financial agreements constitute a threat to the national security and public order. Read more about the rules and the experiences with the FDI-screenings here.
IInvestments and agreements, which are covered by the rules in the Investment Screening Act, require permission from the Danish Business Authority, before they are implemented. Furthermore, certain investments and agreements with foreign investors resident outside the EU and the EFTA can be notified voluntarily to secure that no action can be taken against the investment later. In case of doubt as to whether an investment or an agreement must or can be notified, it can in some cases be sought to be confirmed or denied by the Danish Business Authority in a pre-screening. Whether a transaction needs to be screened or pre-screened, it involves a process that needs to be considered in the planning of the transaction process.
In this figure, we provide an overview of the notification process for FDI-screenings: