Category Archives: Government Regulation

Jones Day Talks Government Regulation includes discussions related to antitrust, competition, environment, trade, regulatory law, and public law.

Doing Deals Down Under: Australia's Foreign Direct Investment Regime

Jones Day Talks: Doing Deals Down Under – Australia’s Foreign Direct Investment Regime



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.


Navigating Foreign Direct Investment in Germany

Jones Day Talks: Navigating Foreign Direct Investment in Germany



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.


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Jones Day Talks: Foreign Direct Investment to the U.S. – A Look at CFIUS and the FIRRMA Pilot Program



Jones Day’s Justin Huff, Laura Fraedrich, and Chase Kaniecki explain the role of CFIUS, discuss how provisions of the FIRRMA pilot program are affecting investment in the U.S., and talk about what to expect next in cross-border transaction oversight.


Jones Day Talks: Managing Multijurisdictional M&A



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.


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Drone Regulations: Is the Sky the Limit?



As the commercial and recreational markets for drone technology continue to expand, federal and state regulators are turning their attention to rules for operators, public safety issues, and personal privacy concerns. Jones Day’s Dean Griffith describes the current regulatory environment for unmanned aircraft and talks about what’s next for this game-changing technology.