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Biden Issues First-Ever Presidential Directive Defining National Security Factors for CFIUS to Consider in Evaluating Transactions
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The EU Releases its Second Annual FDI report showing increased momentum in FDI regulation and screening in the EU27
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CFIUS continues its watchful eye on foreign investment

Under the Biden administration, CFIUS continues its rigorous assessment of security concerns across a wider range of sectors

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CFIUS 2021 Annual Report Reveals Record Filings and Continued Encouraging Trends
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BEIS starts to bite: a look at the first NSIA prohibition and BEIS’ new NSIA guidance
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CFIUS Hosts Inaugural Conference
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Team Telecom Two-Year Anniversary
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White & Case Releases CFIUS FIRRMA Tool 2.0
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FDI on the radar screen

Governments around the world are tightening their scrutiny of foreign direct investments  

Record breaker: US M&A 2021
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Cross-border deals face increased CFIUS scrutiny

Increased sector scope and concerns around a more aggressive approach to identifying non-notified transactions is leading to rising numbers of filings

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Broadened scope of Critical Infrastructure Regulation will increase FDI screening in Germany
Switzerland
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Switzerland

Recent political pressure has been pushing toward a specific legal regime for foreign investment in Switzerland.

Madrid
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Spain

Measures enacted to protect the Spanish economy against the COVID-19 crisis may persist longer than expected

Moscow, Russia
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Russian Federation

Further developments to Russian foreign investment laws introduce new requirements for investors and simplify regulation in some spheres

Romania
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Romania

Investments relevant to national security are subject to review

Netherlands
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Netherlands

In the Netherlands, there are only FDI rules and FDI-like rules in place that apply to specific sectors

Milan
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Italy

In response to the COVID-19 emergency, the screening powers of the Italian government were significantly expanded

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Germany

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy continues to tighten FDI control, but the investment climate remains liberal in principle

Paris
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: France

Following major reforms, the French Foreign Investments Control regime is now reaching cruising speed

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: European Union

Member States are introducing or expanding investment screening regimes, and the European Commission is now playing an active role

Stockholm
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Sweden

New rules require transactions involving Swedish security-sensitive activities or assets to undergo a security screening

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Finland

Deals are generally not blocked in Finland

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Denmark

The Investment Screening Act requires a careful assessment of investments involving Danish entities

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Mexico

Foreign direct investments, whether undertaken directly or indirectly, are generally allowed without restrictions or the need to obtain prior authorization

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: United States

Expanded jurisdiction, mandatory filings and a substantially increased pursuit of non-notified transactions have changed the landscape 

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Canada

Since COVID-19, deals involving foreign state-owned enterprises or enterprises related to public health or the supply of critical goods and services are increasingly subject to review

Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: A global perspective

A guide to navigating the rules for investing in countries that require foreign direct investment approval

New Zealand
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: New Zealand

Recent legislative reforms have increased the New Zealand government's ability to take national interest considerations into account, but have also looked to exclude lower-risk transactions

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: India

Government approval is required for all foreign investments from countries sharing a land border with India

Beijing
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: China

China continued to strengthen its national security regulatory regime by introducing the new Data Security Law in 2021

Melbourne
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Australia

Australia requires a wide variety of investments by foreign businesses to be reviewed and approved

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: United Kingdom

The National Security and Investment Act introduces a mandatory obligation to secure clearance for certain types of transactions

Tokyo
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Foreign direct investment reviews 2021: Japan

Japan continues to tighten foreign direct investment reviews but also offers a prior notification exemption

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European Commission Releases First Annual Report on FDI Screening in the EU
Taiwanese investors and businesses: Forging a path through global transitions
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Taiwanese investors and businesses: Forging a path through global transitions

Key legal developments in 2021 and their implications for Taiwan

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Foreign direct investment for Taiwanese businesses and investors

Expanded reviews and more resources: The view from 2021

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Poland to tightly regulate major acquisitions by non-EEA entities
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CFIUS Annual Report and Statistics for 2020 Show Encouraging Trends
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UK National Security and Investment Act screening regime to go live from 4 January 2022
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CFIUS Outreach on Non-Notified Transactions: What it Means, What to Expect, and How to Successfully Navigate the Process