With global foreign investment scrutiny on the rise, not least in the current COVID-19 environment, staying fully informed and ahead of the curve has never been more important.

For the latest developments and updates, please visit our new Foreign Investment and National Security blog (see here). This blog will keep users up-to-date in respect of global foreign investment review and national security trends and issues, informing you about the legal and business risks impacting your next transaction.

FIRE is a Baker McKenzie bespoke analysis tool that answers 51 detailed questions on foreign investment review regimes across 26 key jurisdictions. It is updated in real time and provides depth and legal certainty for companies.

FIRE is an automated database. Users can instantly filter the analysis by the countries and pertinent questions relevant to their deal, identifying areas for targeted follow-up, saving many hours and preventing the need to go to local counsel in every jurisdiction.

Capturing Baker McKenzie’s global field experience around enforcement practice, FIRE provides a comprehensive regulatory road map that you can feed promptly into your corporate strategy. For more information, please click here to access the FIRE tool.


Samantha Mobley is a partner in the EU, Competition & Trade Practice of Baker & McKenzie’s London office and a member of the London office Management Committee. She headed Baker McKenzie’s Global Antitrust and Competition Group, a team of over 300 competition and antitrust specialists worldwide for six years. Samantha has significant experience of advising on the implications of foreign direct investment rules for cross-border transactions.


Rod advises on international trade and investment policy and regulatory matters, with an emphasis on foreign investment reviews before CFIUS.