US chip maker Qualcomm walked away from a US$44 billion deal for NXP Semiconductors in July last year, nearly 21 months after it made its first offer as it was unable to secure approval from Chinese regulators. Photo: Reuters

Rising protectionism, concerns about technology’s reach are politicising, delaying merger reviews, lawyers say

  • About 60 per cent of the G20 are considering expanding reviews of foreign investment
  • US-China trade war has added complexity to deals
Topic |   Mergers & Acquisitions

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US chip maker Qualcomm walked away from a US$44 billion deal for NXP Semiconductors in July last year, nearly 21 months after it made its first offer as it was unable to secure approval from Chinese regulators. Photo: Reuters
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