Davina Garrod

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Davina Garrod is recognized by Legal 500 for her “encyclopedic understanding of competition and merger control laws” and her “in-depth understanding of the regulatory landscape in markets.” She advises multinationals, corporates and financial institutions on mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances and restructurings. With more than 22 years’ experience, in addition to conducting multijurisdictional merger control analyses, navigating and obtaining antitrust and regulatory approvals for complex transactions within and outside of the EU, and negotiating remedies packages, Davina represents leading sovereign wealth funds, private equity (PE) firms and banks in the context of their strategic and financial investments (transactional and contentious).

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1080 Bulletin

Davina Garrod, Sebastian Casselbrant-Multala, Lennart Garritsen Foreign Investment : An overview of EU and national case law


Foreign investment restrictions and National Security laws have become important tools in States’ foreign policy-making, as well as a topic of great interest for investors, politicians, lawyers and economists alike. The US, through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), arguably has the most established and restrictive National Security regime in the world. EU countries have been playing catch-up, and have recently agreed a framework approach to the screening of foreign direct investments (“FDI”) at a European level in order to protect security and public order, whilst a number of EU Member States (“Member States”) are upgrading their existing tools or introducing altogether new mechanisms to regulate FDI. Some Member States are going further still, seeking broader reform of European industrial policy in the pursuit of safeguarding or indeed promoting the creation of national or ‘European’ champions.


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