Topic: Foreign direct investment

Spain: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

Spain is, for the time being, characterised by its lack of a comprehensive FDI regime, but the development of enforcement practices in 2020 and 2021 represents a positive step for the country's future.

06 December 2022

India: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

India has become one of the preferred destinations for foreign investments owing to favourable demographics as well as noticeable and consistent growth trajectory. The country witnessed its highest ever foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow ($83.57 billion) during the financial year 2021-2022.

06 December 2022

European Union: Foreign direct investment regulations

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In recent years, the European Commission has pushed for a harmonised approach to FDI screening, aiming to develop an open, sustainable, fair and rules-based system of global trade that recognises the importance of inbound FDI for economic growth, job creation and innovation in the European Union.

06 December 2022

United Kingdom: Foreign direct investment regulations

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Until early 2022 there was no dedicated regime for reviewing acquisitions by foreign purchasers in the United Kingdom on national security grounds, but a new regime under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 aims to change this.

06 December 2022

Germany: Foreign direct investment regulations

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Recent legislative acts have led to substantial changes to the German FDI Regime by tightening the regime and expanding the types of entities that trigger filing obligations.

06 December 2022

Canada: Foreign direct investment regulations

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The Investment Canada Act (ICA) is the singular governing statute for foreign direct investment in Canada, providing for the review of qualifying investments for (1) their ‘net benefit’ to Canada and (2) potential injury to national security and influencing the actions of non-Canadian investors.

06 December 2022

Brazil: Foreign direct investment regulations

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Despite the instability created by the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic, it is expected that FDI in Brazil may increase in the coming years for the first time since the early 2010s.

06 December 2022

Switzerland: Foreign direct investment regulations

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Switzerland does not have a coherent legal framework for controlling foreign direct investment (FDI), but a new Draft Bill for FDI regulation presented by the Swiss Federal Council aims to change this.

06 December 2022

FDI in the Energy Sector

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As one of the first industries in which foreign direct investment (FDI) occurred on a large scale globally, the energy sector has also been one of the first in which legislative measures were introduced to regulate FDI.

06 December 2022

France: Foreign direct investment regulations

Featured in Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide - Second Edition

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in certain sensitive sectors relating to French national interests has been subject to prior clearance and regulated by the country's Ministry of Economy, influencing the behaviour of international investors.

06 December 2022

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