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UK National Security and Investment - now is the time to Act

The UK’s much publicised National Security and Investment Bill has now been granted Royal Assent – passing into law an Act which will significantly affect the way investments in ...

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New Rules: German government passes far-reaching expansion of foreign investment control

Regulators are becoming increasingly active in imposing measures on deals or prohibiting them altogether under FDI rules – with prohibitions happening in the EU’s largest...

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White House Climate Summit and its implications around the globe

President Biden hosted the Leaders Summit on Climate (Climate Summit) on 22-23 April. The Climate Summit is a next step in the President’s plan to employ a “whole of...

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Commerce restricts certain transactions involving Information Communications Technology and Services
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On 19 January 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued an interim final rule addressing national security concerns related to the Information and Communications Technology...

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Biden Issues wide-ranging Buy American Executive Order – FAR rulemaking to come

On 25 January 2021, President Biden issued his first Buy American Executive Order (EO), titled Ensuring the Future Is Made in All of America by All of America’s Workers, which is...

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The rise of FDI regimes and their impact on M&A transactions

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an important part of the global economy: OECD data indicates that there was USD$1,426 billion of global FDI in 2019. In recent years, governments around...

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France gets tough on reviewing foreign direct investments screening
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Last month the French Minister of Armed Forces formally blocked, for the first time ever, a foreign investment by a U.S. company. In addition the French Minister of Economy and Finance...

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China adopts new rules on national security review of foreign investments
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On 19 December 2020 the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) jointly promulgated the Measures of Security Review for Foreign Investment...

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CFIUS Q4 Developments

In the fourth quarter of 2020, the major CFIUS development was the significant revision of one of CFIUS’s two mandatory filing programs. Specifically, on 15 September 15 2020, the...

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