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Regulatory Landscape of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the US, UK, France, and Germany

The regulation of foreign direct investment (FDI) is gaining more significance in the field of investor regulations. While FDI restrictions are on the rise globally, the extent and characteristics of these regulations differ greatly across jurisdictions. In the following sections, we will outline the key elements of FDI regulation in the United States (US), the United Kingdom (UK), France, and Germany.   TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS SUBJECT TO REVIEW   US: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has the authority to review: "Covered Transactions," which encompass any transaction that could grant control of a US business to...

What to know about investment visa in USA after new USCIS rules

In the last 3 years, The percentage of visas granted increased by 40%. Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru are the Latin American countries on the podium with the most applications. The American dream of living and working legally in the United States is possible and not that complicated if you have the information and individual requirements for each visa you apply for. Recently, USCIS approved the AMIGOS (Advancing Mutual Interests and Enhancing Our Success) Act, and some of the requirements for the E2 visa were modified.   about the new changes. The E2 visa is granted only to a citizen...

Corporate Concerns over Global Tax Deal

By Christopher CondonWhile Treasury Secretary Yellen expects businesses to back the push for a global minimum tax, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce worries some still-ambiguous elements may disadvantage U.S. businesses.Neil Bradley, chief policy officer for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said the group has grown increasingly concerned that a fledgling global tax deal may “fundamentally disadvantage U.S. companies.” Bradley’s remarks, in an interview Tuesday at Bloomberg News in Washington, cast doubt on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s view that U.S. corporate leaders would eventually support the historic deal and urge Congress to pass the legislation necessary to implement it. There is...

Direct Investing Is Rising Among Family Offices

Wealthy families are investing directly in private companies through single-family and multi-family offices in rising numbers as these offices become more sophisticated, according to a study released on Friday by Fintrx, a Boston-based data, and research firm.    More than half of the approximate 3,500 to 5,000 family offices around the world invest directly today, according to the study, which draws on the firm’s database of more than 3,000 individual family offices globally and the 13,000-plus direct investment deals they have tracked.    The direct-investment trend is “consistent with broader trends we’re seeing in the ultra-high-net-worth market toward greater transparency,...

How to convince Chinese customers to trust the American Trust?

Challenges and opportunities for new things are often the same. It's like going to a continent that never wears shoes. It's hard to convince the local people to wear shoes, but if you convince them, the market is really huge. Overseas trust is somewhat like this kind of market, after about 10 years of cultivation, in the Asian market, especially in China, most people do not gain much, they just return home, but some are still persisting in. As we all know, American trust is rising quietly because of the promotion of CRS. I would like to use the practical...

How to secure second citizenship and US residency

Following COVID-19, more high-net-worth individuals are exploring overseas options.   In an April interview with the Financial Times, French President Emmanuel Macron said that following the coronavirus, “it’s going to change the nature of globalization.” Writing for The Guardian, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University, Kenneth Rogoff, said, “The post-pandemic world economy seems likely to be a far less globalized economy, with political leaders and publics rejecting openness in a manner unlike anything seen since the tariff wars and competitive devaluations of the 1930s. And the by-product will be not just slower growth but a significant fall in national...

Would Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Work?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has laid out an ambitious slate of proposals as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination: universal childcare and pre-K, free college tuition and student debt relief, building affordable housing, combating the opioid crisis and more. Her plans would involve some $3 trillion in spending over 10 years, according to estimates by her campaign cited by The Washington Post — and they would all be paid for by higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations. But, the Post’s Toluse Olorunnipa reports, “Warren’s ambitious agenda relies on two assumptions that defy a long history of U.S. policymaking:...


The European Union adopted a new list of 12 countries and 11 jurisdictions, including American Samoa, to reduce the scope of money laundering and terrorist financing activities. Banks and other entities covered by EU anti-money laundering rules will be required to increase their efforts in due diligence when dealing with customers and financial institutions from the listed countries and jurisdictions. American Samoa was already included in a separate EU blacklist of low tax jurisdictions. The list has been adopted by the Commission in the way of Delegated Regulation and will be submitted to The European Parliament and Council for approval within a month, with the...