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Italian Government Updates Golden Powers Rules on National Security and Investment Controls

The Italian Golden Powers Rules have intricate and unique features and broad-reaching effects, which set them apart from other foreign investment control regimes in the EU. For example, a notification requirement may apply to EU as well as national buyers in certain instances and may apply to Italian companies operating in sectors deemed of strategic … Continue Reading

Important Reminder for M&A transactions (including Internal Corporate Restructurings!) from 4 January 2022, when the UK’s National Security and Investment Act enters into force

As many corporate lawyers are aware, the UK’s National Security and Investment Act (NSIA) comes into force on 4 January 2022 and will have an impact on a large number of transactions which have a connection to the UK (an estimated 1,800 transactions per year will be affected).  One thing that has not been discussed … Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Singapore Technologies Engineering and TransCore business of Roper Technologies

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd. (Singapore) Acquired:  TransCore business of Roper Technologies, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  $2.68 billion Industry Tags:  Technology Services; Transportation… Continue Reading

CFIUS Update: CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. and Quanergy Systems, Inc.

Status:  Not a Covered Transaction Acquirer:  CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp. (Cayman Islands) Acquired:  Quanergy Systems, Inc. (US) Value:  US$1.4 billion Industry:  Autonomous Vehicles; Artificial Intelligence; Internet of Things… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: Argo Infrastructure Partners and MIC Hawaii business of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP (U.S.) Acquired:  MIC Hawaii business of Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (U.S.) Value:  US$514 million Industry:  Energy; Regulated Utilities… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing: Zhejiang Youchuang Venture Capital Investment, Shaoxing City Keqiao District Paradise Silicon Intelligent Robot Industrial Investment Partnership, and EKSO Bionics Holdings

Status: CFIUS Requested Review; Terminated; Mitigation Acquirer:  Zhejiang Youchuang Venture Capital Investment Co., Ltd. (China); Shaoxing City Keqiao District Paradise Silicon Intelligent Robot Industrial Investment Partnership (China) Acquired:  EKSO Bionics Holdings, Inc. (U.S.) Value:  US$5 million Industry:  Medical Devices & Equipment; Healthcare; Exoskeleton Technology… Continue Reading

Upcoming/New CFIUS Filing: SC Health Corp., SIN Capital Group and Rockley Photonics

Status:  Upcoming/New Filing Acquirer:  SC Health Corp. (Cayman Islands); SIN Capital Group Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) Acquired:  Rockley Photonics, Ltd. (United Kingdom) Value:  US$1.2 billion Industry:  Medical Devices; Healthcare; Consumer Electronics; Integrated Circuits… Continue Reading

UK, German and Australian Antitrust Agencies Issue Joint Statement for More Rigorous Merger Control Enforcement

On 20 April 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the German Bundeskartellamt (BKartA) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a joint statement¹ and held a joint online event pushing for more rigorous merger control enforcement. Our global competition team in these jurisdictions unpacks the joint statement and provides the following … Continue Reading
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