Covid-19 has made the argument for investment protectionism stronger as governments across the globe rush to protect strategic assets or even distressed assets from foreign investment and takeover. 

In this mini-series of podcasts about investment protectionism we will take you around the globe to see how different countries are carving out their own FDI screening mechanisms and what it means for global trade and investment. First stop, Australia, where basically any foreign investment transaction, regardless of its value, is now subject to the review of the Foreign Investment Review Board. 


Chris Rosario, a partner with law firm Squire Patton Boggs joins podcast host Jacopo Dettoni from Perth to discuss the recent changes introduced by the government led by prime minister Scott Morrison.