Topic: Foreign direct investment

UK faces first judicial challenge to deal block under national security law

The Dutch subsidiary of Shanghai-listed Wingtech Technologies has applied for a judicial review of the UK government’s decision to unwind its acquisition of a major semiconductor maker, marking the first challenge under the country’s new foreign investment regime.

19 December 2022

CFIUS concludes no jurisdiction over controversial land acquisition

The US foreign investment review body has decided it does not have jurisdiction over the widely-opposed Chinese acquisition of 300 acres of land near a US military base in North Dakota.

16 December 2022

Data deals undergoing heightened scrutiny in the US, CFIUS lawyer says

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has increased its focus on deals involving sensitive data sets to protect national security, a top foreign investment lawyer has said.

14 December 2022

Concerns linger about transparency under UK’s foreign investment regime

The UK's new foreign investment control regime continues to suffer from a lack of transparency and certainty, which is damaging the credibility of the system, lawyers have warned.

09 December 2022

Canadian government proposes overhaul of FDI regime

Canada has proposed several amendments to its foreign investment control law, including a new pre-implementation filing requirement for certain investments in prescribed sectors and higher penalties for noncompliance.

08 December 2022

EU foreign subsidy regime could lead to proliferation, official says

An official at the European Commission has said that the EU’s incoming legislation to tackle distortive foreign subsidies may lead to other jurisdictions adopting similar systems.

06 December 2022

Mexico: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

The Mexican Foreign direct investment (FDI) regime has decisively leaned towards an open and flexible approach with few restrictions on foreign investors, falling outside global trends on restricting FDI due to national security or other concerns.

06 December 2022

The Evolving Concept of National Security

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

In recent years, the regulation of foreign investments under national security and foreign investment regimes has grown exponentially, with sectoral coverage expanding to unprecedented levels.

06 December 2022

Japan: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

In response to concerns over security and the outflow of critical technologies and in light of the trend toward stricter FDI Regulations globally, the Japanese government has introduced several significant amendments to its FDI Regulations since 2017.

06 December 2022

FDI: Widening the Focus on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

In a recent trend worth exploring, governments across the globe have introduced, enhanced or sought greater enforcement of their regimes for the screening of foreign direct investment (FDI) on the grounds of national security and public order concerns.

06 December 2022

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