Sylwia Lis and Rod Hunter: CFIUS and foreign investment review trends – looking ahead

27 January 2021

The last several years have brought significant regulatory and policy changes with respect to foreign investment review (‘FIR’) regimes across advanced economies. In the United States, these changes have resulted in increased resources available to CFIUS, the expansion of CFIUS’s jurisdiction, and a mandatory notification regime for certain categories of transactions. Governments in Europe and elsewhere have implemented new, or enhanced their existing, FIR screening regimes.

In their presentation, Baker McKenzie partners Rod Hunter and Sylwia Lis will discuss: the current regulatory framework governing the CFIUS process and how it ties to US export controls; likely tendencies in the Biden Administration; the growing importance of FIRs across countries; and lessons learned in handling multiple FIRs in multi-jurisdictional transactions and reorganisations.