The last few years have seen a clear up-tick in initiatives to strengthen governmental oversight of foreign direct investment (FDI). The U.S. has intensified the CFIUS regime, the EU has created a coordination and oversight regime for national FDI controls, and numerous other countries around the world are taking similar steps to protect vital strategic assets from foreign takeover.
The current COVID-19 crisis has brought these efforts into sharper focus – with new and strengthened initiatives to protect the ‘sovereignty’ of the healthcare sector and related R&D assets and calls to protect strategic sectors from “predatory” acquisitions by foreign investors.
A transatlantic team of Baker Botts lawyers will explore these developments in the U.S., EU and across the globe and discuss what they mean for transactions and FDI.
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