In this Encore Presentation: Jones Day Talks podcast on foreign direct investment, Randi Lesnick and Chase Kaniecki discuss the current global M&A landscape, the challenges of multijurisdictional deal making, the impact of geopolitical issues, and why investors can benefit from contingency planning.
Category Archives: Foreign Direct Investment
France remains a vibrant market for investors. But as is the case in many countries, France is establishing regulations to oversee and control foreign investment in certain industries and sectors. Jones Day’s Audrey Bontemps, Nicolas Brice, and Chase Kaniecki talk about the country’s foreign direct investment regulations and explain how parties to possible transactions subject to these rules should proceed.
Italy is ranked one of the top destinations for investment in the European union. Still, the Italian government wields the authority to review, and even prevent, investments by foreign entities seeking assets in certain sectors and industries.
Jones Day’s Stefano Crosio and Chase Kaniecki talk about recent developments in Italy’s foreign direct investment regulations and discuss strategic considerations for parties to potential transactions.
The United Kingdom is taking a careful look at potential direct investments by foreign entities. While the UK certainly works hard to attract investor interest, concerns relating to certain sectors can trigger government scrutiny and oversight.
Jones Day’s Matt Evans and Chase Kaniecki discuss the U.K.’s review process, the role of the Competition and Markets Authority, the sectors subject to examination, and the importance of “managing the message.”
In step with a global trend, the European Union has enacted a framework, effective October 11, 2020, for screening foreign direct investment into EU states.
Like many countries, Australia is taking a careful look at proposed investments by foreign entities, particularly when certain sensitive industries or a government agency are involved. Jones Day’s Mark Crean, Ingrid Costello, Amelia Berczelly, and Chase Kaniecki discuss the FIRB approval procedures, mandatory and voluntary notifications, and the actual risk of a deal not being approved.
Germany has two different sets of rules for the review of foreign direct investments. The relevant ordinance, the Außenwirtschaftsverordnung, or AWV, provides for a sector-specific review process applying to the acquisition, by any non-German acquirer, of German companies active in military products and crypto-technology. The other set of rules, the cross-sectoral review, applies to the acquisition of all other companies by any non-EU acquirer. Jones Day’s Jürgen Beninca and Chase Kaniecki discuss what investors should know about the AWV.
In the first in a Jones Day Talks series on foreign direct investment, Randi Lesnick and Chase Kaniecki discuss the current global M&A landscape, the challenges of multijurisdictional deal making, the impact of geopolitical issues, and why investors can benefit from contingency planning.