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Australian Government Announces Procedural Reforms to Strengthen and Streamline Australia's Foreign Investment Policy

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The Situation: The Australian government has restated its commitment to foreign investment and announced procedural reforms to Australia's foreign investment framework.

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HSR and Potential Government Shutdown

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government’s funding bills are now set to expire on March 1 or March 8, 2024. It is therefore possible once again that there will soon be a government shutdown, with important consequences for the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) filing process and the running of the HSR waiting period. By: Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

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Moving the Goalposts: Football Governance Bill introduces Independent Football Regulator to Parliament

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As the UK Government seeks to put sustainability at the heart of the beautiful game, in this article we consider: The Bill’s introduction to Parliament represents the culmination of several years of UK Government activity focused on increasing regulation in men’s football. By: Allen & Overy LLP

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Key Considerations for Independent Sponsors Regarding Portfolio Company Governance

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With increasing variation of transactions comes increasing variation of equity providers and their requests and requirements related to the governance of the investment vehicles they share with their independent sponsor partners. By: Holland & Knight LLP

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Australian Government consults on merger reform

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The Australian Government has commenced consultation on options to reform Australia's merger regime, including a shift to a mandatory suspensory regime. Businesses have until 19 January 2024 to respond to the consultation. By: White & Case LLP

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Government-Ordered Market Studies and Less Efficiencies: Canadian Government Introduces Amendments to the Competition Act

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The Canadian government has proposed giving the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry the ability to direct the Competition Bureau to conduct market studies with the ability to compel production of related documents and testimony from market participants, among other amendments. By: Stikeman Elliott LLP

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Government Announces Australia to Have a Mandatory and Suspensory Merger Control Regime

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In a move that has long been advocated for by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Australian government has announced sweeping reforms to Australia's competition law merger control regime. By: K&L Gates LLP