Italy upgraded its 'golden power' legislation following the new guidance on the screening of foreign investment issued by the European Commission in March. Rome seems even willing to go as far as asking foreign investors in strategic assets to keep jobs and research & development activities within the country on the ground of public order and security.

In the third episode of Fortress FDI, our mini-series on rising investment scrutiny and protectionism, Massimo Merola, a partner with Italian law firm Bonelli Erede, discusses the latest changes to Italy’s 'golden power' regime with podcast host Jacopo Dettoni.