Foreign investment regulation
World-class expertise for your critical cross-border moves.
The regulatory environment in which investors and multinational corporations operate is more complex and volatile than ever. Navigating the rapidly evolving foreign investment laws requires an experienced, strategic and co-ordinated approach.
At Freshfields, we have a highly integrated team of specialists who combine world-class expertise with the most current insights into rapidly evolving foreign investment reviews. For example, in the US, we have the former most senior government official responsible for conducting national security reviews at the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). For more details, see ‘Our team’ below.
As a world leader in foreign investment review, we advise clients on their most complex and difficult cross-border challenges, helping them to secure foreign investment approval, as well as merger control and other regulatory consents across multiple jurisdictions. This global, strategic approach has delivered successful outcomes for some of the highest profile transactions (see ‘Client successes’ below).
With the most up-to-date insights, careful preparation and our leading team of foreign investment practitioners at your disposal, you can pursue your critical cross-border moves with confidence.
ABB on the sale of its power grid business to Hitachi
Airbus on the sale of Airbus Defence Electronics to KKR
AstraZeneca on its pending acquisition of Alexion Pharmaceuticals
Infineon Technologies on its acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
KKR on the acquisition of a co-controlling stake in Axel Springer
London Stock Exchange Group on its acquisition of Refinitiv
Midea Group on its acquisition of Kuka
Smiths Group on its acquisition of Morpho Detection
Verizon on the sale of Verizon Media to Apollo Funds
Volkswagen on its investment in Argo AI
Vossloh on the divestment of its locomotives business to a subsidiary of the state-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation
A group of private equity firms and institutional investors on the acquisition of Inmarsat
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.
Alastair Mordaunt Partner
Aimen Mir Partner
Dr. Frank Röhling Partner
Michele Davis Partner
Rafique Bachour Managing partner
Ignacio Borrego Of Counsel
Colin Costello CFIUS Advisor
Pascal Cuche Partner
Dr. Stephan Denk Partner
Ninette Dodoo Partner
Dr. Maria Dreher Partner
Dr. Juliane Hilf Partner
Álvaro Iza Partner
Sarah Jensen Counsel
Winfred Knibbeler Partner
Christine Laciak Special Counsel
Alex Potter Partner
Dr. Uwe Salaschek Counsel
Ermelinda Spinelli Counsel
Paul van den Berg Partner
Alexander Viktorov Counsel
Dr. Andreas von Bonin Partner
Kaori Yamada Partner
Hazel Yin Partner
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