Looking a Gift Horse in The Mouth: Heightened Scrutiny of Foreign Direct Investment

By Rachel Brandenburger & Christopher Hutton – 

Although levels of foreign direct investment fell in 2017, they remain strong. At the same time, the scrutiny of foreign investments has increased. Enhanced scrutiny will inevitably be a factor for investors planning cross-border deals. Investors will need to be prepared, particularly when navigating navigate multiple regimes. At the same time, governments have to steer a course between scrutinizing foreign investment, and making sure that scrutiny does not create an overly hostile environment for inward investment. It is in the interests…

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