This December 2020 updated Orrick Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews reflects changes since its initial publication in November 2019. The regulatory landscape for Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) continues to undergo significant changes. 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. Within the past year, a number of countries have introduced new measures to review investments by non-nationals or strengthened their existing measures. We will periodically update the Orrick Guide to Foreign Investment Reviews to address changes in international FDI regimes.
The updated 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: