Dr Ashley Lenihan is a leading expert on the relationship between foreign direct investment and national security and is the author of ‘Balancing Power without Weapons: State Intervention into Cross-Border M&A’. She is the Head of Policy and Engagement at the British Academy of Management (BAM), a visiting Fellow at the London School of Economic’s Centre for International Studies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In the podcast, we discuss:
Why countries block foreign investment/M&A deals
Types of measures used to block or mitigate deals
Evolution of US policy on foreign investment (CFIUS, FIRMA)
Examples of US vetoes
Will Biden change CFIUS approach?
How data is new front for regulating foreign investment
The unusually broad scope of new UK regulation
Advice to companies who engage in cross-border M&A
(The commentary contained in the above article does not constitute an offer or a solicitation, or a recommendation to implement or liquidate an investment or to carry out any other transaction. It should not be used as a basis for any investment decision or other decision. Any investment decision should be based on appropriate professional advice specific to your needs.)
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