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Our latest #FDIFriday podcast series brings together experts from our Global Foreign Investment Regulation Group to discuss the rapidly-evolving FDI regulatory landscape in accessible, digestible podcast episodes to help clients and our wider network keep abreast of the latest developments in this pertinent area of international investment.

Decision-making by FDI agencies tends to be characterised by a lack of transparency, with typically very limited information made publicly available in respect of individual cases. As a result, it can be difficult for investors to understand how the review process is likely to play out in practice and to gauge the potential execution risk for a particular transaction. By sharing our experiences gained from dealing with FDI agencies around the world we will offer valuable insights into the review process and identify some key themes and trends that we are seeing in practice.

The episodes will initially focus on the UK National Security and Investment regime, including the implications for M&A in specific sectors which are particularly in the spotlight at the moment, including tech, energy, pharma and private capital. We will then go on to consider the most important recent developments in FDI regimes in other jurisdictions across the world, highlighting the key points that transacting parties need to be aware of and offering practical guidance for investors.

Episode 1: The UK National Security and Investment regime: practical insights for investors

In this first episode in the FDI Friday series Veronica Roberts, Gavin Davies and Ruth Allen discuss practical insights into the operation of the UK's National Security and Investment (NSI) regime, drawing on their experience of regularly dealing with the Investment Security Unit (ISU) and providing evidence to the ongoing Parliamentary Inquiry into information sharing by the ISU.

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Episode 2: The UK National Security and Investment regime: spotlight on tech M&A

In this second episode in the FDI Friday series Veronica Roberts, David Coulling and Ruth Allen discuss practical insights into the application of the UK's National Security and Investment (NSI) regime to deals in the technology sector, drawing on their experience of regularly dealing with the Investment Security Unit (ISU) in relation to the NSI review process.

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Episode 3: The UK National Security and Investment regime: spotlight on energy M&A

In this third episode in the FDI Friday series Sarah Pollock, Tim Briggs and Ruth Allen discuss practical insights into the application of the UK's National Security and Investment (NSI) regime to deals in the energy sector, drawing on their experience of regularly dealing with the Investment Security Unit (ISU) in relation to the NSI review process.

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Episode 4: The UK National Security and Investment regime: spotlight on pharma M&A

In this fourth episode in the FDI Friday series Bob Moore (Partner), Veronica Roberts (Partner), and Ruth Allen (Professional Support Lawyer) discuss practical insights into the application of the UK's National Security and Investment (NSI) regime to deals in the pharma sector, drawing on their experience of regularly dealing with the Investment Security Unit (ISU) in relation to the NSI review process.

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Episode 5: The UK National Security and Investment regime: spotlight on private capital

In this fifth episode in the FDI Friday series John Taylor (Partner), Veronica Roberts (Partner), and Ruth Allen (Professional Support Lawyer) discuss practical insights into the application of the UK's National Security and Investment (NSI) regime in the context of private capital transactions, drawing on their experience of regularly dealing with the Investment Security Unit (ISU) in relation to the NSI review process.

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Episode 6: Spotlight on the United States CFIUS regime

In this FDI Friday episode, Joe Falcone (Partner) and James Robinson (Partner) discuss practical insights into the application of the CFIUS regime in the United States with Ruth Allen (Professional Support Lawyer), drawing on their experience of advising on the review process.

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Episode 7: Spotlight on the Australian FIRB regime

In this FDI Friday episode, Matt FitzGerald (Partner) discusses practical insights into the application of the Australian FIRB regime, drawing on his experience of advising on the review process, with Veronica Roberts (Partner), and Ruth Allen (Professional Support Lawyer).

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Veronica Roberts

Partner, UK Regional Head of Practice, Competition, Regulation and Trade, London

Veronica Roberts
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Ruth Allen

Professional Support Lawyer, London

Ruth Allen

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