National Security on the rise FIRRMA and the UK EU Foreign Investment Screening reforms

Increased scrutiny of foreign investments has led the U.S., UK, and EU to further expand or develop new legislation to ensure that these investments do not pose a threat to national security. In the U.S., President Trump recently signed The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law, significantly expanding the scope of national security reviews of foreign investments in the U.S. and mandating filings for some foreign investments. On 11 June 2018 the new UK foreign investment screening rules came into effect, introducing lower merger control thresholds for transactions in certain sectors. The EU is preparing legislation that will establish a framework for screening foreign direct investments into the EU.

Join us on 20 September as Lourdes Catrain, Brian Curran, Aline Doussin, and Robert Kyle will explore these new and proposed legal frameworks and their impact on foreign investments in the U.S., UK and EU. This 60-minute webinar will deliver an insightful and comprehensive look at key legal and regulatory issues that FIRRMA and the UK/EU foreign investment screening rules will present.

Topics covered during this webinar will include:
  •  CFIUS's expanded jurisdiction
  • Mandatory CFIUS filings
  • Potential exemptions for private equity and allied country investors in the U.S.
  • Foreign investment reforms in the UK    
  • The proposed European Commission framework for screening of foreign investments
  • Case studies based on recent U.S., UK, and member states' reviews

Register today: National Security on the rise: FIRRMA and the UK/EU Foreign Investment Screening reforms

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