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Australia
Johnson Winter & Slattery
The Federal Treasurer has announced reforms to Australia's foreign investment framework which will come into effect on 1 January 2021.
McCullough Robertson
Foreign investors who are also FGIs (Foreign Government Investors) are subject to lower screening thresholds from FIRB
Madgwicks
Investors who obtained the appropriate certificate from an accountant could be classified as a 'sophisticated investor'.
McCullough Robertson
FIRB will carefully examine the use of family arrangements by foreign investors to purchase Australian property.
McCullough Robertson
The proposed reforms may resolve some current gaps and political concerns, but could make the rules even more complex.
Bangladesh
Fillip Partners
The Government of Bangladesh in a big forward leap has promulgated the One Stop Service Act 2018("OSS" hereinafter) in order to make it easy for investors to setup and start running businesses...
Brazil
PFM Associados
For those Brazilians that were grown in Brazil during the 80's, our so-called "lost decade", this comes with bitter feelings the fact that 2020 will mark the closure of another lost decade,...
Canada
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Welcome to the first issue of Competitive Edge, a monthly publication of the Blakes Competition, Antitrust & Foreign Investment group.
McMillan LLP
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has significantly increased the scrutiny of foreign investments....
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
On July 31, 2020, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry (Minister) issued a Ministerial Order [PDF] (the Order) pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19) (the Act) ...
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Effective July 31, 2020, certain national security review periods under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) have been temporarily extended in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stikeman Elliott LLP
In light of the rapid evolution of healthcare in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mario Nigro, a partner in our Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity & Venture Capital Groups
Stikeman Elliott LLP
À la lumière de l'évolution rapide des soins de santé en réponse à la pandémie de COVID-19, Mario Nigro, associé de nos groupes Fusions et acquisitions et Capital-investissement
Gowling WLG
Foreign Investment Law of the People's Republic of China ("Foreign Investment Law") was formally implemented on March 15, 2019. Articles 22 and 23 of the Foreign Investment Law...
Miller Thomson LLP
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating global economic impact. To boost the Alberta economy and attract more business, the Alberta Government has recently announced several measures.
China
AFD China
China's State Council released its legislative work plan for 2020. A total of 16 draft laws, including the revision to the Copyright Law, are proposed for deliberations by the National People's Congress Standing Committee.
European Union
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
On July 23, 2020, the Government published a Decree no. 2020-892 (the "Decree") and a Ministerial Order (the "Ministerial Order") both of July 22, 2020 on the temporary lowering of the threshold triggering control of foreign investments in French listed companies.
Sayenko Kharenko
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis, the European Union has coordinated numerous measures to strengthen public health systems and mitigate the socio-economic impact among the Member States.
India
KS Legal & Associates
The gargantuan changes occurred in the pretext of COVID-19 reiterated the need for harmonization of regimes with commercial realities of a sinking global economy.
BDO India LLP
The RBI vide its circular dated 22 May 2020 has announced that due to disruptions on account of COVID-19, an additional period of 3 months will be allowed to FPIs to invest at least 75% of their Common Portfolio Size.
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