The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 10th Edition

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 10th Edition

Pages: 324

ISBN: 978-1-80449-114-0

  • $438.00

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review is an in-depth guide to the laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions. With an eye towards recent developments, it focuses on practical and strategic considerations – including the key steps for foreign investors planning a major acquisition, or otherwise seeking to do business in a particular jurisdiction. 

In this book: 


  • Editors' Preface
    Calvin Goldman, KC and Alex Potter 
    The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, QCGoodmans LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • EU Overview
    Frank Röhling and Uwe Salaschek
    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • Dominican Republic
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Calvin S Goldman QC, The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, KC

Calvin Goldman is the principal of The Law Office of Calvin Goldman, KC. His practice covers all areas of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international matters before the Competition Bureau, as well as foreign investment reviews under the Investment Canada Act. Cal has acted as counsel in a number of leading competition law and foreign investment review cases in Canada.

Cal is a former director (since renamed commissioner) of the Competition Bureau in the Canadian government and a former vice chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Competition Committee. He is co-chair of the ICC Competition Commission’s Working Group in competition and economic recovery. He was co-chair (2019–2021) of the Future of Competition Law Standards Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section (ABA ALS). He was co-chair (2017–2019) of the National Interest and Competition Law Task Force of the ABA ALS. In 2013–2015, he was co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA ALS. He is a special advisor to the Business at OECD Competition Committee (BIAC). On 2 July 2020, Cal’s earlier appointment to the NAFTA Chapter 19 (Trade Remedies) Binational Panels Roster was continued for a term of 10 years from February 2018 under the Canada–United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA).

Cal is recognised as a leading competition lawyer in 2020–2021 in a number of legal directories, including Who’s Who Legal; Chambers Global and Chambers Canada; Best Lawyers in Canada; Euromoney; The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory; and The Legal 500: Canada. Cal is also recognised as a Global Elite Thought Leader by the Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite 2020 – Foreign Investment Review.

Alex Potter, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Alex Potter is a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group, based in London. He has significant experience in helping clients to obtain merger control and foreign investment approvals around the world for their cross-border transactions, coordinating the clearance effort across multiple jurisdictions and, where necessary, negotiating remedies to remove concerns. He is an EU and UK specialist, and regularly leads complex cases before the competition authorities in Brussels and London.

Alex counsels clients and represents them before the EU and UK authorities on complex abuse of dominance and cartel matters, as well as other regulatory investigations. He has often advised parties on their acquisitions of regulated utility companies in the United Kingdom and price control-related issues. His state aid experience includes advising governments, government-owned businesses and the private sector on reducing risk and obtaining clearances from the European Commission. He has experience across a wide range of industries, with particular expertise in consumer products, entertainment, defence, industrials, financial services, technology platforms and pharmaceuticals.

From 2008, Alex spent 18 months in Beijing, co-heading Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s China ACT group. Alex is recognised as a leading competition law lawyer in the Chambers Global, Europe and UK guides, in The Legal 500 ‘Hall of Fame’ and as a ‘Global Leader’ and ‘Thought Leader’ by Who’s Who Legal: Competition.

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