The screening of FDI is a growing phenomenon, born to ensure the protection of national security. However, the administrative procedures designed to perform the control of foreign investments are still more a draft than a precise instrument. These procedures should ensure a good balance of the involved interests: public ones, like national security and the attraction of resources from abroad, and private ones, first of all the completion of the investment, which is the main aim of the investor and of the invested enterprise. It should be useful to analyze the organization of public offices and procedures in this field, to underline that the administrations suffer a general lack of expertise, which may lead to a bad use of technical discretion and, therefore, to an inefficient balance of private and public interests.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!