Foreign investment monitor
Issue 6, May 2023
FI Monitor Issue 6, 2023
Welcome to our sixth Foreign investment monitor
In this edition, we look at the opportunities – and obstacles – presented by evolving FDI regimes around the world.
We examine the implications of recent developments in FDI regulatory regimes, shed light on the challenges faced by investors and offer guidance on successfully navigating them.
From the new challenges posed to M&A in Europe by the EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation to the various approaches taken by different European authorities to US investors, we analyze the evolving landscape and provide insights on the impact of these changes.
In collaboration with Clayton Utz, one of our StrongerTogether partner firms, we feature an article looking at how Australia's expanded screening process will bring more transactions within the scope of its regime.
We also focus on the first-ever enforcement and penalty guidelines issued by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and discuss the Committee’s attitude toward enforcement following their release. Finally, we look at recent developments surrounding the UK’s wide-ranging national security and investment regime.
Join us as we delve into these crucial topics, providing the knowledge and insights necessary to navigate the complex global investment landscape. If you would like to discuss any FDI issue in more detail, we would be delighted to arrange a meeting. If there is something you'd like to see us cover in the next monitor, do let us know.
Please get in touch with us or your usual Freshfields contact if you would like to discuss these or any other regulatory issues in more detail.
Alastair Mordaunt Partner
London, Hong Kong
Aimen Mir Partner | Foreign Investment and National Security | Head of CFIUS Practice
Dr. Frank Röhling Partner
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Ignacio Borrego Of Counsel
Colin Costello CFIUS and National Security Advisor
Pascal Cuche Public Law
Dr. Stephan Denk Partner
Ninette Dodoo Partner
Dr. Maria Dreher-Lorjé Partner
Dr. Juliane Hilf Partner
Álvaro Iza Partner
Sarah Jensen Counsel
Winfred Knibbeler Partner
Christine Laciak Special Counsel
Dr. Jérôme Philippe Partner
Alex Potter Partner
Dr. Uwe Salaschek Counsel
Ermelinda Spinelli Partner
Paul van den Berg Partner
Dr. Andreas von Bonin Partner
Kaori Yamada Partner