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  1. Legal news
    21 November 2018
    Hungary introduces national security vetting of foreign investors
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/hungary-introduces-national-security-vetting-of-foreign-investors

    As of 1 January 2019 foreign investors are required to notify the competent minister of any acquisitions made in Hungary in regulated sectors.

  2. Legal news
    02 July 2020
    Changes to Foreign Investment – Protecting Australia's national security
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/changes-to-foreign-investment-protecting-australias-national-security

    On 5 June 2020 the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia announced major proposed amendments to Australia's foreign investment review regime. These amendments are planned to take effect from 1 January 2021.

  3. Legal news
    29 January 2020
    Funds, FIRB and foreign government investment: the basics
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/australia/funds-firb-and-foreign-government-investment-the-basics

    Foreign investment in Australia is heavily regulated. This is particularly the case where the investor includes foreign government funding. This article looks at the circumstances in which a foreign government entity ...

  4. Legal news
    10 February 2021
    How does the National Security and Investment Bill impact your venture capital deal?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/how-does-the-national-security-and-investment-bill-impact-your-venture-capital-deal

    In November 2020, the United Kingdom Government published its long-awaited National Security and Investment Bill, which establishes a new screening regime for transactions that might raise national security concerns.

  5. Legal news
    16 November 2020
    Proposed new UK foreign investment and listing restrictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/proposed-new-uk-foreign-investment-and-listing-restrictions

    Last week, the UK Government published new proposals designed to restrict foreign investment in the UK and to potentially block securities listings on UK public markets, in each case on grounds of national security.

  6. Legal news
    16 October 2019
    EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening: What Investors Need to Know
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/eu-foreign-direct-investment-screening-what-investors-need-to-know

    In the fall of next year, the long anticipated EU Foreign Direct Investment Screening Regulation will apply. The regulation is likely to have a significant impact on FDI within the EU – both within Member States that ...

  7. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    Foreign direct investment in times of the COVID-19 pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/foreign-direct-investment-in-times-of-the-covid-19-pandemic

    Do you need a quick overview of current screening and control rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) in one of the following countries in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?

  8. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    Restrictions for certain foreign investments in Polish companies to be incorporated by Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/poland/restrictions-for-certain-foreign-investments-in-polish-companies

    The Polish Government recently adopted a draft act on the so-called Anti-Crisis Shield 4.0 (the Act) aimed at counteracting the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act includes provisions introducing, i.a., ...

  9. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    COVID-19 emergency measures: the expansion of 'golden power' review on foreign direct investments
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/covid19-decreto-liquidita---golden-power

    Law Decree No. 23 of 8 April 2020 - published in the Official Gazette on 8 April 2020 and entered into force on 9 April 2020 (the "Decreto Liquidità") - introduced, among other measures, a series of provisions that ...

  10. Legal news
    02 August 2021
    Foreign direct investment in times of the COVID-19 pandemic
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/foreign-direct-investment-in-times-of-the-covid-19-pandemic

    Do you need a quick overview of current screening and control rules for foreign direct investments (FDI) in one of the following countries in times of the COVID-19 pandemic?