Topic: Foreign direct investment

Australian merger rules could be undermining investment, Cass-Gottlieb says

Existing Australian merger control rules could be deterring and disincentivising inbound international investment and should be amended to ensure parity among businesses at home and abroad, the head of the country’s competition enforcer has warned.

30 November 2023

US, UK and EU officials to speak at GCR Live: Foreign Investment Control

Government officials, private practitioners and in-house counsel will discuss the proliferation of foreign investment screening regimes at GCR Live: Foreign Investment Control in London next week.

29 November 2023

German court overturns national security deal block for the first time

The German government breached due process rules when blocking the sale of a domestic ventilator manufacturer to a Chinese buyer, a court has ruled.

21 November 2023

Italy blocks Safran purchase of local defence business

The Italian government has prohibited Safran’s proposed $1.8 billion purchase of a Raytheon subsidiary because of concerns about maintaining domestic production lines for defence products.

21 November 2023

Squire Patton Boggs snags Stroock’s national security team

The foreign investment control team at failed firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, DC.

21 November 2023

UK government signals watered down foreign investment regime

UK lawyers have hailed government proposals to narrow the scope of foreign investment rules, claiming it will increase legal certainty for prospective investors.

13 November 2023

Singapore proposes national security framework targeting specific companies

Singapore has proposed subjecting local and foreign investments in designated critical companies to a national security screening process.

13 November 2023

China will not retaliate against investment discrimination, local expert says

The Chinese government does not want to punish perceived discrimination arising from new foreign investment and subsidy rules in the US and Europe, Clifford Chance partner Bai Yong has said.

26 October 2023

Sharp uptick in foreign investment screening, EU report shows

EU countries nearly doubled the percentage of foreign investment control filings that required a formal review in 2022, a report has revealed.

24 October 2023

Germany and Austria: Post-Pandemic Collaboration on the Rise Amid Merger Control Legislation Shifts

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - Second Edition

Since the beginning of covid-19, key pharma players in Germany and Austria have been revising their strategies to evolve and advance in a new era of cooperation in order to achieve business efficacy and tackle health challenges.

20 October 2023

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