The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 9th Edition

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 9th Edition

Pages: 276

ISBN: 978-1-83862-779-9

  • £350.00

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 S Goldman QC, Michael Koch 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
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Israel
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

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

Cal Goldman is chair of Goodmans’ competition, antitrust and foreign investment group. His practice focuses on all aspects of Canadian competition law, with a particular emphasis on Canadian and international matters before the Competition Bureau as well as foreign investment reviews before Investment Canada. Over the years and in recent years, 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. Subsequently, in the 1990s, he successfully represented the Attorney General of Canada as special counsel in the appellate proceedings (which included the Supreme Court of Canada) on the constitutional validity of Section 45 (the cartel provision) of the Competition Act. Cal was the first appointee to the Soloway Chair of Business and Trade Law, University of Ottawa.

Cal is co-chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Task Force on the International Competition Network. He is also on the Executive of the Competition Committee of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD. He is co-chair of the Future of Competition Law Standards Task Force of the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law (ABA SAL). From 2017 to 2019 he was co-chair of the National Interest and Competition Law Task Force of the ABA SAL. In 2013–2015, Cal was co-chair of the Foreign Investment and Antitrust Interface Task Force of the ABA SAL. Before that, he held other leadership positions in the ABA SAL. He is also a former chair of the National Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association.

Cal is highly recognised globally as a leading competition lawyer in a number of well-known Canadian and international legal publications. 

Michael Koch, Goodmans LLP

Michael Koch is a partner at Goodmans whose practice focuses on regulation and public law, including communications, competition, foreign investment and copyright law. Michael has been involved in major competition and foreign investment matters and has played a role in each major CRTC proceeding to establish the competitive framework for the Canadian telecommunications industry since serving as counsel to the CRTC in 1994. 

Michael regularly represents clients before numerous administrative tribunals (the CRTC and the Copyright Board of Canada), government departments (the Competition Bureau and the Investment Review Division and Spectrum Management Departments of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada) and has acted for both the Competition Bureau and the CRTC. He has argued over 30 statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings before courts at all levels, including the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Michael also provides strategic, industry-specific advice and representation to telecommunications and media companies, and competition and foreign investment review advice to investors and clients in other industries.
Michael’s speaking engagements have included subjects in administrative law, communications regulation, copyright and competition law for the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School and internationally.

Described in Chambers Global as the ‘go to guy for competition and copyright issues’, Michael is recognised as a leading lawyer by a number of legal publications including the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert American Lawyer Guide to the 500 Leading Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global, Who’s Who and Euromoney.

Alex Potter, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Alex Potter is a partner in the firm’s antitrust, competition and trade (ACT) group, based in London. He has significant experience in helping clients to obtain merger control 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.

Mr Potter 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 government, government-owned businesses and the private sector on reducing risk and obtaining clearances from the European Commission.

Mr Potter’s experience includes advising The Rank Group Plc on obtaining clearance subject to remedies from the Competition Commission for the acquisition of Gala Casinos; Phoenix Natural Gas on the Competition Commission’s review into the price control determination by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation, a case that required the Competition Commission to examine the key importance of regulatory certainty and non-retrospectivity; Sara Lee on the disposal of its household and body care division, including the €1.2 billion sale of its global body care and European detergents business to Unilever, cleared subject to conditions after a Phase II review by the European Commission, and the €320 million sale of its air care business to Procter & Gamble, cleared unconditionally by the European Commission; PetroChina on obtaining EU merger clearance for its oil refining joint venture with INEOS; BAE Systems on obtaining unconditional EU merger clearance for its joint venture with VT Group to consolidate the UK naval shipyards; and Terra Firma on its public bid for East Surrey Holdings plc and its subsequent sale of Sutton and East Surrey Water.

Mr Potter speaks English and French. He has an LLB from the University of Bristol. In 2008/09, he spent 18 months in Beijing, co-heading Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s China ACT group.

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