17 February 2020
Foreign investment: Rising tides of politics in regulation
Foreign Direct Investment ( FDI ) filings are an increasingly important piece of the regulatory jigsaw for cross-border M&A. Our newly updated report on Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation considers both the current landscape and new restrictions due to take effect by the...
04 June 2019
Foreign Direct Investment Podcast
Herbert Smith Freehills and Global Counsel have joined forces to explore the key issues affecting foreign direct investment from a legal and political perspective. Each podcast looks at how specific regimes across the world shape wider global trends, covering what transacting parties should be...
01 May 2019
Australian Foreign Investment Review 2019
In this edition of the Australian Foreign Investment Review , we focus on the key takeaways from FIRB’s 2017-18 Annual Report, new legislation relating to foreign investment, highlight some key issues for investors looking at data intensive sectors and the financial services sector and look forward...
05 March 2019
EU Regulation on the screening of foreign direct investment enters into force
Today, 5 March 2019, the Council of Ministers of the EU officially endorsed legislative proposals for a Regulation to screen foreign direct investment (" FDI ") into the EU (the " Regulation "). The Council's endorsement signals the successful passing of the Regulation through the full co-...
26 February 2019
The Inward Investment and International Taxation Review - 9th Edition: Russia Chapter
In the past few years, the Russian government has taken various measures to reduce adverse consequences of sanctions introduced by the United States, EU and certain other countries and to encourage foreigners to invest in Russia. The measures included major reform of corporate law, simplification...
29 October 2018
Political Intervention in Global M&A: The Development of Foreign Investment Regimes and Its Impact on Cross-Border M&A
This article focuses on the increasing government foreign direct investment intervention in Western economies and compares that to Asian governments’ differing approach as they look to encourage FDI in their emerging economies.
06 September 2018
China proposes amendments to the regime for foreign investors’ strategic investments in listed companies
Over the past year, the Chinese government has implemented a series of new policies and rules to transform China’s foreign investment regime and attract more foreign investment. These changes have further opened the Chinese market to foreign investors, streamlined governmental regulation on foreign...
09 July 2018
Key questions for General Counsels dealing with global investment decisions
Recent years have seen global shifts in both policy frameworks for screening inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and the way in which those frameworks are applied. The result is a more uncertain environment for foreign investment, which parties to a transaction will have to consider how to...
01 December 2015
7 ways Australia’s new foreign investment laws impact Japanese investors
The Australian Government has introduced wide ranging reforms to Australia’s foreign investment framework which took effect on 1 December 2015. In this update, we look at 7 ways the new framework affects Japanese investors 1 Read the full article
07 September 2020
London International Disputes Week 2020
We are pleased to announce that London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is returning for a second year in September 2020. Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be associated with this key event, which celebrates London as a global centre for dispute resolution. 7 – 11 September 2020 For more...
16 March 2020
Panel Discussion: Driving efficiencies in arbitral practice
The International Arbitration Act 15 of 2017 has delivered the required framework for South Africa to become a truly international arbitration hub. The inaugural Johannesburg Arbitration Week, which takes place on 17-19 March 2020, will take a step towards this goal, exploring recent developments...
26 February 2020
ACCC continues focus on tech and essential services as part of broad ranging priorities
The ACCC’s 2020 enforcement priorities provide an insight into its focus areas and a preview of matters that are likely to develop over the course of 2020. This year’s priorities highlight a continued focus on key consumer facing industries, with technology and essential services (such as...
25 February 2020
Corporate Crime Update, Winter 2020
Welcome to the Winter 2020 edition of our corporate crime update - our round up of developments in relation to corruption, money laundering, fraud, sanctions and related matters. Our update now covers a number of jurisdictions. For the full update on each jurisdiction, please click on the links...
20 February 2020
Consumer Data Right: 2020 Update
Following extensive activity around the Consumer Data Right (CDR) throughout 2019, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) advised in December 2019 that the CDR roll-out in respect of the banking sector would be delayed due to incomplete system testing. As a result, the first...