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Green Means Go (subject to conditions): national security concerns with UK energy deal

The UK Government has, for one of the very first times, used its new national security powers to intervene in respect of a transaction. This new intervention is in respect of the...

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Blocked: UK Government uses new powers to block deal raising national security concerns

The UK Government this week prohibited the acquisition of intellectual property owned by the University of Manchester by a Chinese company – marking the first time the UK Government...

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Blocked: UK Government uses new powers to block deal raising national security concerns

The UK Government this week prohibited the acquisition of intellectual property owned by University of Manchester by a Chinese company – marking the first time the UK Government has...

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National Security and Investment Act: first Annual Report published

The UK Government has published its first Annual Report on the functioning of the recently implemented National Security and Investment regime, which gives the Government the power to...

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National Security and Investment Act: Nearly time for curtains up

There are just over two months to go until the National Security and Investment (NSI) regime goes fully live in the UK – now is the time to ensure you are up to speed on how it will...

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‘A sign of the fines’ – CMA imposes record fine for breaches of IEO

The CMA has imposed a record fine on an Irish trading software supplier for alleged breaches of a ‘hold separate order’ in relation to the completed purchase of a US rival. This ...

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Competition and consumer policy reforms: power to the CMA

On 20 July 2021, the government launched a consultation containing substantial proposals that could herald the most important reform of the UK competition regime in 25 years and represent...

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Proposed UK competition law reforms – ‘he ain’t heavy, he’s my micro-economic sibling’

In what could herald the most significant changes to the UK competition regime in 25 years, the UK Government has announced a series of proposed reforms to UK competition law...

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UK National Security and Investment - now is the time to Act

The UK’s much publicised National Security and Investment Bill has now been granted Royal Assent – passing into law an Act which will significantly affect the way investments in ...

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