International FDI Regimes: Comparing and Contrasting How to Do Business Across Multiple Nations and the Latest Developments on FDI Processes

April 27, 2022 11:00am

Katherine Burke
Director, Investment Review Division
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Scott Boylan
Partner
StoneTurn

Chase Kaniecki
Partner
Cleary Gottlieb

Nicole Kar
Global Head of Antitrust & Foreign Investment
Linklaters LLP

Moderator:

Dr. Harry G. Broadman
Partner, Managing Director and Chair of Emerging Markets and CFIUS Practices
Berkeley Research Group LLC (BRG)
Faculty Member
Johns Hopkins University

The United Kingdom, Canada and Germany have updated their foreign investment screening regimes with an aim to improve how each country addresses foreign investment involving critical technology. During this session, benefit from a unique opportunity to hear how these regime changes are affecting current and future deals, as well as tips for future mitigation.

  • Identifying how the updated regimes will affect potential investment decisions involving multinational companies operating in different jurisdictions
    • How will newly enacted UK National Security and Investment (NSI) Act (2021) and the UK’s newly introduced foreign direct investment (FDI) regime effect agreements?
    • How will Germany’s amended Foreign Trade and Payment Ordinance (2021) effect mandatory cross-sector filing for companies?
    • How will the updated Investment Canada Act (2021) encourage investment while maintaining security?
  • Assessing which regulations come into play during the transaction and after
  • Predicting how regimes will be enforced and how much activity we can anticipate from regulators
  • Anticipating how the regimes will affect transactions