Around the world, M&A transactions are being blocked not because of antitrust or competition concerns but based on perceived threats to national security or threats to sometimes ill-defined “national interests,” including the protection of domestic jobs, “economic security” and national pride. Consequently, it has become more important than ever to consider the legal and political implications of a proposed deal when performing risk analysis for a cross-border M&A transaction.

Please join Mayer Brown partners Christian Fabian, Hannah Ha and Richard Steuer for a 30-minute teleconference as they discuss recent developments in national interest reviews. Topics to be addressed include the following:

  • An overview of national interest review regimes, including notable cases of exclusion of foreign investors in the United States, China and other jurisdictions
  • Practical tips for anticipating problems, including inconsistent deadlines and lack of transparency
  • Sensitive industry sectors where caution needs to be exercised in China
  • Risks due to the broad scope of national interests and lack of transparency in China’s review standards
  • Strategies for achieving approval of M&A deals
  • Risk allocation and practical considerations in cross-border M&A deals

Note: The timing of the presentation may not be convenient. The program will be recorded. Please register even if you cannot attend to make sure you receive the link to the recording.

Teleconference Access
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For additional information, please contact Bob Kelley at +1 312 701 8123 or