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#68 What, It’s Not Only Merger Control? The Rise of Foreign Direct Investment Controls Worldwide

#68 What, It’s Not Only Merger Control? The Rise of Foreign Direct Investment Controls Worldwide

Rules on foreign direct investment (FDI) around the world are continually being tightened. Why is this happening, what are the new restrictions and how can companies and their advisers navigate through these rocks? Lisa Wright of Slaughter and May in London and Cal Goldman of Goodmans in Toronto join Matthew Hall and John Roberti to discuss the evolving FDI landscape in the EU, UK, Canada and elsewhere. Listen to this episode to learn more about the increasingly important area of FDI controls and how to manage the process. Related Links: European Commission WHITE PAPER on leveling the playing field as regards foreign subsidies (June 2020) European Commission guidance on FDI and free movement of capital ahead of the FDI Screening Regulation (March 2020) Regulation(EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council (FDI Screening Regulation) (March 2019) UK BEIS guidance on Changes to the public interest grounds for intervention in merger cases (June 2020) UK BEIS guidance on Changes to Turnover and Share of Supply Tests for Mergers (June 2018) Hosted by: John Roberti, partner, Allen & Overy LLP and Matthew Hall, partner, McGuireWoods London LLP

Duration: 50 min

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