The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 8th Edition

The Foreign Investment Regulation Review - 8th Edition

Pages: 311

ISBN: 978-1-83862-454-5

  • £350.00

Unprecedented challenges have arisen in 2020 not only to the health and well-being of persons around the globe, but also to globalisation itself and, with it, the flow of capital. Whereas foreign investment has for a number of years been attracting increased attention, in the past year this trend has accelerated. This eighth edition provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment in key international jurisdictions.

In this book: 


  • Editor's Preface
    Calvin S Goldman QC and Michael Koch  
    Goodmans LLP
  • EU Overview
    Lourdes Catrain and Eleni Theodoropoulou
    Hogan Lovells International LLP


  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam

Calvin S Goldman QC, Goodmans LLP

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.

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