News analysis

  • Australia mirrors US/ChinaCo FDI concerns

    20 June 2013

    US agricultural concerns prompted by Shuanghui’s acquisition of US pork producer Smithfield Foods could reignite similar Australia/China issues.

  • Shuanghui-Smithfield tests US approach to private ChinaCos

    20 June 2013

    Shuanghui's acquisition of US pork producer Smithfield Foods is the latest deal between the two countries to provoke political furor. It could test how well target jurisdictions distinguish between private and Chinese SOEs

  • Third arrow of Abenomics to challenge M&A

    20 June 2013

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe's so-called third arrow structural reforms largely disappointed. They come at a time inbound investors may be backing off due to currency volatility.

  • African security enforcement improves under Ohada

    06 June 2013

    Foreign investors looking to Africa are reaping the benefits of greater certainty under the Organisation for the Harmonisation for Business Law in Africa’s investment framework and arbitration regime

  • Mauritius: the holdco gateway to African FDI

    06 June 2013

    For Chinese investors in Africa looking for holding company jurisdictions, Mauritius is emerging as an alternative to the typical offshore options