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Highlights from the Foreign Investment Review Committee’s Town Hall with the Investment Review Division and Cultural Sector Investment Review

United Kingdom, Canada, European Union - December 8 2020 On Friday, the Foreign Investment Review Committee (“FIRC”) of the Canadian Bar Association’s (“CBA”) Competition Law Section met with...

Justine Reisler, Andrew House.

New UK National Security Investment Screening Regime

United Kingdom, Canada - November 24 2020 On November 11, 2020, the United Kingdom introduced the National Security and Investment Bill (NSI Bill) directed at improving its national security...

Shannon Kristjanson.

Bill C-20: Potentially lengthy extension of timelines and retroactivity combine to create a difficult COVID-19 deal-making climate

Canada - August 5 2020 Bill C-20 has passed Canada’s Senate and received Royal Assent, becoming law on July 27, 2020. Part 3 of the Bill becomes the...

Andrew House, Huy Do.

New Foreign Investment Policy Signals Canadian Strategic Retreat From Globalism

Canada - May 1 2020 With Canada’s largest trading partner taking an “America first” approach to trade even prior to the COVID-19 crisis, can “Canada first” thinking be...

Enhanced Scrutiny of Foreign State-Owned Investors Critical Infrastructure at the Heart of Canadian National Security Concerns

Canada - April 22 2020 As discussed in our previous post, on April 18, 2020, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry released a policy statement announcing that...

Jenna Ward, Andrew House.