CEE continues to grow and defy global trends
Stand out markets and structural advantages are draws for investors
Investors from China, the EU, and the US continue to see positive opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe given the region's strong economic growth, resilience and maturing markets. Private Equity is a particular stand-out, as regional PE investments continued to remain strong despite the challenges from global events over the previous 18 months.
Almost 19 billion euros was invested in Central and Eastern Europe between 2010 – 2019, and investment trends have remained strong despite recent global events.
Understanding Chinese investments in Central Europe
Wolf Theiss Partner Christian Mikosch and Michael Zou, Partner at Chance Bridge in Beijing, discuss the risks Chinese investors face in Central Europe, the differences between Chinese state-owned enterprises, private companies and private equity investors and explain the role of capital remittance controls.
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Understanding Austria's Investment Control Act
Austria's Investment Control Act has recently come into force and must be taken into account in the direct and indirect acquisition of Austrian companies by foreign investors (non-EU / EEA). Partner Christian Hoenig provides an overview of the new rules and describes several practical examples to highlight key considerations for investors and practitioners. (in German)
Status report on newly implemented FDI regimes in CEE/SEE
In the wake of newly implemented FDI regimes across the region, we track lessons learned in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Romania. Highlighting a clear pattern of increased restrictions, the insights nonetheless show disparities across jurisdictions.Read updates on FDI regimes in key countries
Private Equity in Central and Eastern Europe
Private equity had a strong start in 2021, and its popularity only continues to rise. Understanding the local landscape and legal requirements is a fundamental first step for a successful investment strategy. Insights on Austria, Hungary, Poland and Romania.Read about Private Equity in key regional countries