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Like various other European Union member states, Poland has taken the first step to passage of a new act intended to screen foreign direct investments in Polish companies. The goal of the legislation is to protect Polish companies against take-over by non-EU/EEA investors.

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The new law will not only amend the Act on Control of Certain Investments of 2015, but it will also materially extend control over mergers and acquisitions . It is thought to be a temporary solution and should expire after 24 months following entry into force.

Continue reading here for more information and to learn the implications of the new law.