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In brief

Baker McKenzie, in partnership with Concurrences, has launched a special series of discussions dedicated to foreign direct investment around the world. Each episode features a discussion with a regulator around trends and practical considerations for FDI.

For questions, please contact Daniel Nault.

Episode 3: Foreign Direct Investments in France

Samantha Mobley (Partner, Baker McKenzie, London) talks to Marie Anne Lavergne, Head of the unit for Foreign Direct Investment in France, as well as Nataf Guillaume (Partner, Baker McKenzie Paris) on foreign investments screening in France. can also watch our Foreign Direct Investments in the UK episode in Youtube.

Related podcast

Episode 1 International: Foreign direct investments in Germany (Podcast)

Episode 2 United Kingdom: Foreign direct investments in the UK (Podcast)

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Samantha Mobley is a senior partner in the Competition, Trade & Foreign Investment Practice of Baker & McKenzie's London office and a member of the London office Management Committee. She is a former chair of Baker McKenzie's Global Antitrust and Competition Group, a team of over 300 competition and antitrust specialists worldwide. Samantha is a member of Baker McKenzie's India Steering Committee.


Guillaume Nataf advises domestic and foreign clients on sales and acquisitions of French or foreign companies or groups and on domestic, cross-border or multijurisdictional transactions. He also focuses on the negotiation and implementation of joint ventures involving the creation of corporate entities, the drafting and negotiating of shareholders’ agreements and corporate law matters, including group restructurings and private equity projects. Mr. Nataf joined the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Baker McKenzie in Paris in 2005. He was appointed counsel in 2015 and partner in 2017.

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