Topic: Foreign Direct Investment

New FDI regime is not about protectionism, UK official says

A UK government official has insisted that the country’s incoming foreign direct investment regime is not about protectionism but is focused “very strictly” on national security.

03 December 2020

FDI screening mechanism will lead to “bedlam”, EU lawyers say

Practitioners have warned that the European Commission’s new screening mechanism for foreign direct investment is likely to become “log jammed” as the authority balances it with merger control and potential foreign subsidy reviews.

02 December 2020

Tackling market distortions from foreign subsidies

In June, the European Commission released a white paper seeking views on three proposed new tools to give it greater control over the acquisitions and activities of foreign-subsidised companies within the bloc. White & Case partners Genevra Forwood, James Killick, Marc Israel and Axel Schulz examine the potential impact of these powerful tools and how they can address competitive distortion.

07 August 2020

EU foreign subsidy white paper leaves more questions than answers, lawyers say

Competition lawyers have said sweeping proposals to curb anticompetitive foreign subsidies from outside the European Union need more clarification on how the rules will be enforced.

18 June 2020

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