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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.
- Recent prohibitions and call in for review by FDI authorities
- Biden administration pushes forward strategy to protect US technology edge
- The UK’s national security and investment regime – early trends
- Key takeaways from the French Guidelines on FDI
- 10th edition of Foreign Investment Regulation Review published
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.
Alastair Mordaunt Partner
London, Hong Kong
Aimen Mir Partner
Dr. Frank Röhling Partner
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Ignacio Borrego Of Counsel
Colin Costello CFIUS and National Security Advisor
Pascal Cuche Public Law
Ninette Dodoo Partner
Dr. Maria Dreher-Lorjé Partner
Dr. Juliane Hilf Partner
Álvaro Iza Partner
Sarah Jensen Counsel
Winfred Knibbeler Partner
Christine Laciak Special Counsel
Dr. Jérôme Philippe Partner
Alex Potter Partner
Dr. Uwe Salaschek Counsel
Ermelinda Spinelli Partner
Paul van den Berg Partner
Dr. Andreas von Bonin Partner
Kaori Yamada Partner