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Foreign investment monitor

Q2 2021

Foreign investment monitor Q2

Welcome to the second edition of foreign investment monitor

In our latest quarterly review of the fast-changing world of FDI screening, we take a closer a look at developments in Europe, nine months on from the EU’s screening regulation coming into force.

Our teams explore the background to the regulation, explain how it’s being applied on the ground, highlight the main takeaways for business and take a deeper dive into key regulatory and case law updates across nine important member states. Elsewhere we explore the UK’s new national security regime and what it means for international companies, ask whether the EU’s investment agreement with China will ever be signed into law, and bring you the latest on the Biden administration’s approach to CFIUS and Chinese capital.

If you want to discuss any of the themes in more detail, please reach out to the lawyers listed below or your usual Freshfields contact.

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The EU screening regulation came into force in October 2020.


Please get in touch with us or your usual Freshfields contact if you would like to discuss these or any other regulatory issues in more detail.