Herbert Smith Freehills and Global Counsel have joined forces to explore the key issues affecting foreign direct investment from a legal and political perspective. Each podcast looks at how specific regimes across the world shape wider global trends, covering what transacting parties should be aware of.

Latest Episode: Foreign Direct Investment in China

In this, sixth episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, leads a discussion about foreign direct investment in China. She talks to Karen Ip and David Dawborn, corporate partners at Herbert Smith Freehills and Ying Staton, head of Asia at Global Counsel.

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Full podcast series

Episode 1: Global developments and trends in foreign direct investment

In this, the first episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice leads a discussion about how foreign direct investment regimes are evolving. Veronica talks to Mike Flockhart, a corporate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and Gregor Irwin, chief economist at Global Counsel.

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Episode 2: Global developments and trends in foreign direct investment

In this, the second episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice leads a discussion about how foreign direct investment in the UK, including an examination of the current proposals for screening foreign investment. She talks to Mark Bardell, a corporate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and Leo Ringer, head of UK at Global Counsel.

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Episode 3: Foreign Direct Investment in France, Germany and the EU’s new framework

In this, third episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, leads a discussion about developments in the EU focusing on the current Commission proposals and the changing approaches in both France and Germany. She talks to Kyriakos Fountoukakos and Marius Boewe, competition partners at Herbert Smith Freehills, Tom White, Head of Europe at Global Counsel and Hubert Segain, a corporate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Episode 4: Foreign Direct Investment in the US

In this, fourth episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, leads a discussion about foreign direct investment in the US, including how political rhetoric is influencing developments. She talks to Joe Falcone, a disputes partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and Stephen Adams, senior director at Global Counsel.

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Episode 5: Foreign Direct Investment in Australia

In this, fifth episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, leads a discussion about foreign direct investment in Australia. She talks to Matt Fitzgerald, a corporate partner at Herbert Smith Freehills and Stephen Adams, senior director at Global Counsel.

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Episode 6: Foreign Direct Investment in China

In this, sixth episode, Veronica Roberts, an anti-trust partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' competition practice, leads a discussion about foreign direct investment in China. She talks to Karen Ip and David Dawborn, corporate partners at Herbert Smith Freehills and Ying Staton, head of Asia at Global Counsel.

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