Analysis

Foreign Investment: Rising Tides of Politics in Regulation

28 Feb 2018
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Regions: 
EU/Eurozone,
UK,
Asia

Recent years have seen important global shifts in both the policy frameworks for screening inward foreign investment and the way in which they are applied. These shifts come against a backdrop of protectionist political rhetoric and anxieties about the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI)...

Supporting Europe’s Economies and Citizens - A modern approach to financial services in an EU-UK Trade Agreement

Author: 
19 Jan 2018
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Region: 
EU/Eurozone

In September 2017, Global Counsel and Clifford Chance published with UK Finance a detailed set of proposals for the financial services content of a possible future EU-UK FTA.

The proposals offered a possible answer to the difficult question of how the EU and the UK might preserve some...

The meaning of screening: Germany, the EU and Chinese technology transfer

26 Jul 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

Earlier this month, the German cabinet adopted a directive expanding the scope of the German state’s ability to investigate foreign acquisitions in a wide range of critical infrastructure and the IT services that support it. In parallel, Berlin has led an advocacy campaign at the EU level over...

Hard and soft political risk: What FTSE-100 companies have to say

Author: 
30 Jun 2017
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Region: 
Multilateral

The political environment facing large international businesses has rarely been more uncertain or more complicated. Over the past twelve months, the UK has voted to leave the European Union, Donald Trump has become President of the United States, and Dilma Rousseff has been impeached and removed...