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UK grapples with balancing tough foreign-M&A rules with the need for post-Brexit foreign investment
20 November 2020 00:00
Mergers and acquisitions involving foreign investors will be facing tough new standards in the UK, amid growing concerns over national security. London isn’t alone in beefing up its foreign-investment regime in response to geo-political tensions, but Britain is facing the unique challenge of having to balance the uptick in regulation with the need to attract foreign investment in a difficult, post-Brexit international climate. Meanwhile, in South Korea there is growing concern over the competition regulator’s practice of cramming key antitrust hearings into just one day. The procedural matter is about more than just bathroom breaks: Local companies say they’re facing a tougher enforcement regime than their foreign counterparts.
12 November 2020 16:20 by Simon ZekariaWould-be foreign investors into UK companies have seen the government this week lay out a regime for screening deals under national-security grounds that is so far-ranging.
13 November 2020 03:40 by Wooyoung LeeA recent competition hearing involving South Korea’s Internet giant Naver has raised an issue: reverse discrimination.