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Brexit Insights: Transatlantic Perspectives – NEW Perspective: Spain

Our Brexit team resides on both sides of the Atlantic and has multifaceted expertise to help you with any aspect of your Brexit planning and preparation. We have sectoral and subject expertise, backed by political and legal understanding and technical ability for in-depth analysis, which together can ensure you are properly informed and prepared for … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Cleared: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China), China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) and Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany)

Status: Clearance   Acquirer: Zhengzhou Coal Mining Machinery Group Co., Ltd. (China); China Renaissance Capital Investment (China) Acquired: Robert Bosch Starter Motors Generators Holding GmbH (Germany) Value: Approximately $595 million Industry: Automotive… Continue Reading

European Commission Considers a CFIUS-like Framework for Screening Foreign Investments

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission published the draft of the EU regulation establishing a common European framework for the review of incoming foreign direct investment (FDI), akin to the process in the US administered by Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS).… Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: Siemens Industry, Inc./Siemens AG and Mentor Graphics Corporation

Status Update:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Siemens Industry, Inc. (U.S.); Siemens AG (Germany) Acquired:  Mentor Graphics Corporation (U.S.) Value:  US$4.5 Billion Industry:  Integrated Circuits; Electronic Engineering   UPDATE:  On March 9, 2017, Mentor Graphics Corporation and Siemens Industry, Inc.,  “received written notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) that CFIUS had … Continue Reading

CFIUS Filing Clearance: IDG Capital, MLS Co, Yiwu State-owned Assets Operation Center and LEDvance

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  IDG Capital Partners (China), MLS Co, Ltd. (China) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (China) Acquired:  LEDvance, business unit of Osram Licht AG (German) Value:  Approx. EUR400 Million (US$442.2 Million) Industry: Semiconductors   According to recent news reports, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has cleared the … Continue Reading

CFIUS Mitigation: Midea Group Co. Ltd. and KUKA AG

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Midea Group Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:  KUKA AG (Germany) Value:  Est. US$1.3 billion Industry:  Automation   UPDATE: On December 29, 2016, Midea Group received clearance from CFIUS and DDTC for its take-over of KUKA AG. (See KUKA Press Release, US Government Au thorities gront clearances for take-over of KUKA by Midea, … Continue Reading

WTO Says EU Has Failed to Comply With Airbus Ruling

On 22 September, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced that the EU had failed to eliminate illegal aid to Airbus, handing US rival Boeing one of the biggest triumphs on the global stage in its 12-year battle with Airbus. The WTO stated that the EU and Britain, France, Germany and Spain had failed to comply with earlier rulings against … Continue Reading

US and EU Implement Iran Sanctions Obligations Under the JCPOA

Saturday, 16 January 2016, marked Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, UK and US, in conjunction with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy) and the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran). On Implementation Day, the International … Continue Reading
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