Foreign Investment Control Heats Up: A Global Survey of Existing Regimes and Potential Significant Changes on the Horizon
Mergers and acquisitions by multinational companies require attention to foreign investment controls around the world, and such controls vary widely. For example, requirements for determining whether such controls apply, the areas and industries of focus, and the notification and review processes differ by jurisdiction. In addition, potential significant changes to foreign investment controls are looming. Ultimately, information available in the various jurisdictions surveyed in this article suggests that it is relatively rare for foreign investments to be blocked or abandoned due to foreign investment controls.
This Jones Day White Paper surveys the foreign investment control regimes, as well as certain potential significant changes, in more than 15 major jurisdictions, including, Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.