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Foreign investment monitor

Issue 5
November 2022

Foreign investment monitor issue 5, 2022

Welcome to our fifth Foreign investment monitor

In our latest edition, we examine four key areas of rapidly changing foreign investment screening.

First, we explore how several different jurisdictions are dealing with prohibitions and transactions called in for review in light of changing regulatory regimes. Our team examines recent developments in Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, and the US, where Chinese and Russian purchasers in particular have come under close scrutiny.

With technological leadership playing a crucial role in the US’s competitive strategy with China, we take a look at the steps the Biden administration has taken to strengthen the regulatory infrastructure to manage evolving national security risks.

Elsewhere, with the UK’s national security and investment regime now operational for more than 10 months, we explore the emerging trends from the first deals where remedies, prohibitions and orders to unwind have been imposed, and what these mean for investors. We also provide an overview of the highly anticipated French guidelines on foreign direct investment, which provide clarification and useful guidance on a number of areas of FDI. Finally, we showcase the 10th edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, to which we are proud to be the main contributor, as well as co-editor through our partner Alex Potter.

If you would like to discuss any FDI issue in more detail, we would be delighted to arrange a meeting, and if there is something you'd like to see us cover in the next monitor, do let us know.

Our team

Please get in touch with us or your usual Freshfields contact if you would like to discuss these or any other regulatory issues in more detail.