Work Area: Foreign investment control

EU consults on foreign subsidies implementing regulation

The European Commission has released draft guidance laying out how it will enforce new rules to curb anticompetitive subsidies from governments outside the bloc.

06 February 2023

Conservatives in Canada push for stronger FDI amendments to protect against China

An opposition politician in Canada has said proposed amendments to the country’s foreign investment law do not go far enough and criticised the government for allowing China to buy up critical assets over the past eight years.

06 February 2023

Bipartisan bill continues push for more CFIUS agricultural oversight

A bipartisan and bicameral bill has intensified calls to add the US agriculture secretary as a standing member of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States after the body failed to intervene in the sale of sensitive land in North Dakota to a Chinese company.

01 February 2023

UK government declines to take second look at tech startup purchase

The UK government has refused to retroactively review the acquisition of a semiconductor company by a Chinese investment group following a request by a senior politician, prompting lawyers to question the consistency of the regime’s scrutiny of such deals.

26 January 2023

UK lawmaker calls for review into Chinese purchase of “leading” tech start-up

The head of the UK parliament’s foreign affairs select committee has called for a retroactive national security review into the completed sale of a domestic semiconductor start-up to a Chinese special-purpose vehicle.

12 January 2023

CFIUS stalls Chinese takeover of cancer treatment provider

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the US has issued an interim order temporarily blocking a Sino Biopharm subsidiary’s $161 million acquisition of a biopharmaceutical company.

05 January 2023

UK moves against Chinese and Russian-backed deals on national security grounds

The UK government has ordered an investment company linked to three Russian billionaires to unwind its already-completed acquisition of a domestic broadband provider, while it also blocked a Chinese semiconductor company’s acquisition of a local rival.

21 December 2022

Still time to submit nominations for GCR FIC: 40 under 40

Readers have until Friday to submit nominations for our inaugural GCR FIC: 40 under 40 survey, a special publication profiling the next generation of the world's top foreign investment lawyers.

21 December 2022

CFIUS orders business with China ties to divest control over US energy company

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered a technology company with a research and development centre in China to fully divest its majority stake in a Hawaiian solar energy storage supplier due to national security concerns.

21 December 2022

CFIUS orders business with China ties to divest control over US energy company

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States has ordered a technology company with a research and development centre in China to fully divest its majority stake in a Hawaiian solar energy storage supplier due to national security concerns.

21 December 2022

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