Foreign investment regulation has become increasingly relevant for the execution of M&A deals and even broader transactions. More and more countries are adopting foreign investment regimes to protect their national assets and critical industries. This makes it important to carefully assess implications and risks early on.
Governments have recently taken significant steps in tightening restrictions and are increasingly willing to scrutinize transactions. The thresholds for intervention have been lowered and the range of industry sectors affected is growing. This can have a considerable effect on deal planning and execution.
The unprecedented pace of change in legislation and policy therefore requires strategic planning and specialist advice to navigate the complex regulatory environment successfully.
Norton Rose Fulbright, from 50+ offices on four continents, together with its co-counsel, has a uniquely global perspective on the evolving landscape of FDI screening regimes. We are proud to offer this summary of FDI screening regimes in key jurisdictions around the world. Please use the below links to access brief summaries of the current FDI rules and contact information for national experts.
Naturally, these summaries are intended to provide general information only. They are not intended to be complete or to constitute legal advice by any Norton Rose Fulbright entity or other contributor. For specific advice, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned, the authors of the relevant national summaries or your usual contact at Norton Rose Fulbright.