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
30 March 2021
New ACICA 2021 Arbitration Rules
The Australian Centre of International Commercial Arbitration ( ACICA ) has unveiled revised Arbitration Rules due to enter into force in April 2021. As arbitration continues to be on the rise in Australia, and ACICA enjoys record caseloads, the 2021 ACICA Rules set out ACICA’s vision for the...
29 March 2021
Pressure points: The light at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel? the landscape for arbitration and disputes in a time of uncertainty and hope
The approval and rollout of mass Covid 19 vaccinations across many parts of the world has prompted many to look ahead to a “post-Covid” world. For clients and practitioners of arbitration who have witnessed the almost overnight shift of arbitral practice into the virtual arena, that quest for a...
29 March 2021
UAE Cabinet approves the establishment of the Executive Office for AML and CFT
The UAE Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Executive Office of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism to oversee the implementation of the UAE’s National AML/CFT Strategy and National Action Plan ( NAP ).
26 March 2021
Major foreign investment reforms in Australia – what you need to know
Significant amendments to Australia’s foreign investment regime commenced on 1 January 2021. Nearly three months after their commencement, we are beginning to see evidence of a more cautious approach by applicants seeking foreign investment approval. However, 2021 has also brought some positive...
24 March 2021
Pensions and ESG Soundbite series
There is an increasing focus on the management of environment, social and governance (ESG) risks, including climate-related risks, by UK pension schemes, providers and assets managers. New and increasing disclosure requirements mean that trustees, providers and asset managers will be exposed to...
24 March 2021
Workplace change for the Covid recovery
Australian Industrial Relations reforms In May 2020, the government announced its intention to introduce workplace changes to support the rebuilding of a post-Covid economy. Join our Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety team as we unpack the headlines and follow the latest developments on...
24 March 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Podcasts
Join our experts as they discuss and share their views on the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space covering areas such as underpayment compliance, annualised salary provisions, industrial manslaughter laws and what key...
24 March 2021
Australian Employment, Industrial Relations and Safety Webinars
In case you missed it, you can access our previous Employment & IR briefing and Safety Leadership Series webinars below. Join our expert briefings for the latest developments we are seeing in the employment, industrial relations and workplace healthy and safety space. In these short sessions,...
22 March 2021
‘Back to normal’ on section 127 – but not in a good way
In these unprecedented times, ‘getting back to normal’ has become a goal for individuals, organisations and governments. A symbol of beating the pandemic and resuming lives unaffected by the restrictions of the past 12 months or so.
17 March 2021
In Search of the Limits of Article 30 of the EEC Treaty Revisited
Eric White, an EU and Trade Law specialist in our Brussels office, has recently published an update to his seminal article ‘ In Search of the Limits of Article 30 of the EEC Treaty ’, published in the Common Market Law Review in 1986, that introduced the trading arrangements and market access...
15 March 2021
Regulator issues draft guidance on policing new criminal offences
The Pension Regulator has published for consultation its much anticipated draft guidance on how it intends to police the new pensions criminal offences due to come into force this Autumn. The draft guidance suggests that the Regulator will use these new powers sparingly and that they are not...
12 March 2021
Forearmed: A real estate disputes guide to likely trends in 2021 and beyond
Thankfully, most real estate investments do not suffer from complex disputes. But, as a real estate disputes team with experience going back to the early 1990s, and through several cycles of the economy, we have seen the kinds of issue that can arise at times when there is uncertainty in the global...
12 March 2021
Mandatory human rights and ESG due diligence in Europe – a race to the top?
On 10 March 2021 the European Parliament voted by a large majority to adopt an ambitious report of the Committee for Legal Affairs, calling for the introduction of far reaching mandatory human rights and ESG due diligence requirements for companies domiciled or operating in the EU. One week before...