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Meera Rolaz

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Meera Rolaz is an associate at Baker McKenzie's Antitrust, EU & Trade Law and Compliance & Investigations Practice Groups in Zurich. She is also part of the Data & Technology team. After graduating from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master degree, she completed her LLB at the London University of Law and qualified as a UK solicitor in 2016. She worked over 7 years at Baker McKenzie in London and has spent time in the Amsterdam office before joining Baker McKenzie Zurich in 2022. Meera is bilingual in French and English.

After pressure from Parliament, the Swiss Federal Council has against its own intentions opened the consultation process on new legislation to screen foreign investments in future also in Switzerland and has published a draft investment control law (“Draft ICL”). By implementing foreign investment control mechanisms, Switzerland would follow the global trend towards stricter regulation of foreign investments. According to the Draft ICL, the new law would apply to acquisitions of domestic companies by foreign investors. The main objective is the aversion of possible threats to public order and national security resulting from acquisitions of domestic companies by foreign investors. The final aim is to create investment controls in a new and stand-alone federal law.