Investment Policy Measures

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Brazil

Brazil

15 Jun 2022

Regulates exploitation of offshore wind energy production

On 25 January 2022, the Brazilian government issued Decree No. 10.946/2022, which provides rules for allocating the use of physical spaces and natural resources in open waters for energy production. The decree will come into effect [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

19 May 2022

Freezes assets of three major airlines in the Russian Federation

On 19 May 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office updated the United Kingdom Sanctions List to include three major Russian airlines: JSC ROSSIYA AIRLINES, JSC URAL AIRLINES, PJSC AEROFLOT. These companies are now subject [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

11 May 2022

Adopts a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply

On 11 May 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation adopted Decree No. 851, which introduced a list of designated legal persons to whom special economic measures apply. It includes 31 energy companies incorporated in the European [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

04 May 2022

Adopts new restrictions on payments of dividends to the shareholders from the sanctioned states

On 4 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No.254, the Russian Federation adopted new restrictions on payments of dividends exceeding the amount of 10 million Russian rubles. The payment of dividends from a Russian limited liability [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

03 May 2022

Introduces new counter-sanctions

On 3 May 2022, by the Presidential Decree No. 252, the Russian Federation announced the introduction of new economic counter-sanctions, including: - A ban on the export of raw materials and products produced on the territory of [...]

Poland

Poland

26 Apr 2022

Adopts national sanctions list affecting Russian entities in gas, coal, IT, and manufacturing sectors

On 26 April 2022, the Ministry of the Interior and Administration announced sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus, affecting 50 individuals and entities that do business in Poland. These measures are supplementary to [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

21 Apr 2022

Freezes assets of Russian entities from military sector and transport industry

On 21 April 2022, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom updated the UK Sanctions List to include Russian additional individuals and entities. Beyond several companies in the defence sector, the list [...]

Mexico

Mexico

20 Apr 2022

Reserves all lithium exploration and exploitation activities exclusively for the Mexican State

On 19 April, the Mexican Government enacted a new decree introducing several reforms to the National Mining Law in regards to the exploration and exploitation of lithium. The decree entered into force on 20 April. As a result of [...]

Russian Federation

Russian Federation

16 Apr 2022

Prohibits placing and circulation of shares abroad through depositary receipts

On 16 April 2022, the Russian Federation adopted Federal Law No.114-FZ “On Amendments to the Federal Law “On Joint Stock Companies” and certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation”(Федеральный закон от 16.04.2022 № 114-ФЗ "О [...]

Angola

Angola

14 Apr 2022

Adopts a new Tax Benefits Code

The Tax Benefits Code (Law No. 8/22 of April 14 2022, effective on 14 May 2022) has been enacted. It provides that tax benefits can be granted with a maximum duration of 10 years to investments under either the prior declaration or [...]

Gabon

Gabon

14 Apr 2022

Creates a new Special Economic Zone - the Mpassa-Lebombi

On 14 April 2022, the Government announced the construction of a new Special Economic Zone (SEZ), the Mpassa-Lebombi, in the south-eastern province of Haut-Ogooué. The SEZ aims at attracting investment in the agricultural and forestry [...]

Romania

Romania

14 Apr 2022

Introduces amendments to the FDI screening regime

On 14 April 2022, the Romanian Government passed a Government Emergency Ordinance No 46/2022 on measures implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/452 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019, which amends the FDI screening [...]

Australia

Australia

14 Apr 2022

Adopts additional sanctions on Russian State-owned enterprises

On 14 April 2022, the Australian Government imposed targeted financial sanctions on 14 Russian State-owned enterprises of strategic and economic importance. The list includes defence-related entities such as transportation company [...]

Australia

Australia

13 Apr 2022

Updates the Guidance Notes for foreign investment

On 13 April 2022, the Australian Treasury updated the Guidance Notes covering inter alia agriculture, commercial land, mining, residential land, and securities, available to investors to reflect the amendments made to the foreign investment [...]

Switzerland

Switzerland

13 Apr 2022

Adopts further sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus on trade and finance

On 13 April 2022, the Federal Council adopted further sanctions against the Russian Federation and Belarus in the areas of trade and finance, mirroring the EU sanctions. They include bans on the import of coal, wood, cement and other [...]

Bahamas

Bahamas

13 Apr 2022

Bans all transactions by financial institutions under its jurisdiction with Russian entities

On 13 March 2022, the Government of the Bahamas prohibited all transactions by its national financial institutions with Russian entities that are already targeted by European and United States economic sanctions, in response to the [...]

European Union

European Union

08 Apr 2022

Adopts a fifth package of sanctions against the Russian Federation

On 8 April 2022, the European Union adopted a fifth package of sanctions. Among others, Council Regulation 2022/576 comprises the following measures: - Import ban on coal, wood, rubber, cement, fertilisers, caviar, vodka and other [...]

Japan

Japan

08 Apr 2022

Phases out imports of Russian coal and Prohibits new Japanese investment in the Russian Federation

On 8 April 2022, the Government of Japan announced that it will phase out imports of Russian coal, oil, lumber, vodka and other goods and prohibit new Japanese investment in the Russian Federation, in line with measures taken by other [...]

Fiji

Fiji

07 Apr 2022

Investment Fiji Act 2022

On 7 April 2022, Fiji adopted the Investment Fiji Act, which aims to realign the mandate and functions of Investment Fiji to enable it to transition from being a regulator of foreign investors in Fiji to being a promotion agency for [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

06 Apr 2022

Freezes assets of two additional Russian banks

On 6 April 2022, Sberbank and Credit Bank of Moscow were added to the list of Russian banks subject to asset freeze. [...]

European Union

European Union

06 Apr 2022

Adopts the guidance on foreign direct investments from Russia and Belarus

On 6 April 2022, the European Commission adopted the “Guidance to the Member States concerning foreign direct investment from Russia and Belarus in view of the military aggression against Ukraine and the restrictive measures laid down [...]

United States of America

United States of America

06 Apr 2022

Enacts a full prohibition on new investments by US nationals in the Russian Federation and other economic sanctions

On 6 April 2022, the Government of the United States announced new investment-related sanctions in response to the situation in Ukraine. Additional measures consist of: A full prohibition on new investments in the Russian Federation [...]

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Iran, Islamic Republic of

05 Apr 2022

Reduced the minimum investment threshold required to obtain residence permits

On 5 April 2022, the Government eased the conditions for foreign investors applying for five-year residence permits by reducing the minimum investment requirements from $250,000 to $90,000. The rule also includes executives and foreign [...]

Australia

Australia

01 Apr 2022

Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Regulations 2022

On 1 April 2022, the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Amendment Regulations 2022 came into effect (the Regulations). The Regulations, which amend the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Regulation 2015, clarify certain aspects of [...]

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

30 Mar 2022

Extends the finance, shipping and trade restrictions to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions

On 30 March 2022, the existing finance, shipping and trade restrictions in respect of Crimea were extended to the areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions not controlled by the Government of Ukraine. This includes the following prohibitions: [...]

Number of policy measures per economy (since 01 Jan 2010) 1 87