The Orrick Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews


Please note: This inaugural edition was updated in December 2020. Please see Orrick Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews (Dec. 2020 Revisions) for the most up-to-date information.

The regulatory landscape for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) is continuously changing. A major contributor to this trend are concerns about investments by state-owned or state-controlled foreign players and the possibly adverse effects that such investments may have for national security or national interests. A number of countries have introduced new measures to review investments by non-nationals or strengthened their existing measures.

The Orrick Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews answers frequently asked questions regarding investment control regimes in various jurisdictions. It has been prepared by the lawyers in our offices worldwide. The following jurisdictions are presented in a consistent and precise Q&A format throughout the chapters:

  • China
  • European Union
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States