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Foreign investment monitor

Issue 6, May 2023

FI Monitor Issue 6, 2023

Welcome to our sixth Foreign investment monitor

In this edition, we look at the opportunities – and obstacles – presented by evolving FDI regimes around the world.

We examine the implications of recent developments in FDI regulatory regimes, shed light on the challenges faced by investors and offer guidance on successfully navigating them.

From the new challenges posed to M&A in Europe by the EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation to the various approaches taken by different European authorities to US investors, we analyze the evolving landscape and provide insights on the impact of these changes.

In collaboration with Clayton Utz, one of our StrongerTogether partner firms, we feature an article looking at how Australia's expanded screening process will bring more transactions within the scope of its regime.

We also focus on the first-ever enforcement and penalty guidelines issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and discuss the Committee’s attitude toward enforcement following their release. Finally, we look at recent developments surrounding the UK’s wide-ranging national security and investment regime.

Join us as we delve into these crucial topics, providing the knowledge and insights necessary to navigate the complex global investment landscape. If you would like to discuss any FDI issue in more detail, we would be delighted to arrange a meeting. 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.