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19 February 2018
While the Australian Government generally welcomes foreign investment, certain types of investment proposals may be susceptible to review or require prior approval. On 1 December 2015 a new inbound foreign investment regime came into force which repealed and replaced...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the Thresholds of the HSR Act and Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
26 January 2018
Pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, parties to an acquisition or merger meeting certain annually adjusted thresholds must make a pre-closing notification to the U.S. antitrust authorities and abide by a mandatory waiting...
19 January 2018
On 31 May 2017, Rwanda gazetted the highly anticipated Law No 27/2017 Governing Companies (the Companies Act), overhauling the regime regulating companies in Rwanda. Tucked within the act at section 4 of Chapter 9 is a relatively short set of provisions, rather...
18 January 2018
ECJ Decisions C-504/16 (Deister Holding) and C-613/16 (Juhler Holding) dated 20 December 2017 Pursuant to these landmark decisions the former German anti avoidance rule section 50d para 3 German Income Tax Act (applicable until 2011) infringed the Parent...
Challenges to Recent Transactions Are a Reminder That Antitrust Risks Can Remain if Closing Has Already Occurred (and Even if Pre-merger Notification Filings Were Made)
27 December 2017
Last week the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice each separately challenged recently closed transactions that they claim would harm competition in the US. The DOJ filed suit in relation to TransDigm Group's recent acquisition of two businesses...
14 December 2017
Overseas project sponsors and investors looking for opportunities in Namibia and Botswana may be unaware of the availability of capital pool companies which can be utilised to procure local equity for co-investment in infrastructure projects.
17 November 2017
On 6 November 2017 significant changes to Australia's competition laws commenced, that is, the legislative response to the key recommendations of the 2015 Competition Policy Review (Harper Review). This update provides an overview of the key changes to the...
27 October 2017
The UK Government has published proposals to strengthen its powers to review, and potentially block or unwind, foreign investments on national security grounds. Short term proposals include amending the thresholds of the existing public interest regime to catch...
11 September 2017
Our September M&A trends review reflects on some of the key themes of 2017 and sets out our expectations for the rest of the year: China outbound deals paused – As we predicted at the start of the year, the uncertainty around China's restrictions...
7 September 2017
On 18 August 2017, China's State Council, together with other regulatory bodies, issued guidelines on regulating overseas investments. The guidelines form part of a much tightened regulatory regime for overseas investments implemented by the Chinese government...