The UK Government publishes a consultation response which clarifies the national security regime

Since the UK Government published the National Security and Investment Bill (the Bill) in November 2020 (see our earlier briefing), a number of issues have prompted significant debate and investor concerns. Many of these centre on the delicate balance between the UK Government’s desire to protect UK national security interests without deterring vital foreign investment in a post-Brexit environment. These challenges were notably recognised in a report published by the Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC) – chaired by Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat – which expressed concerns that the lack of sufficiently clear guidance in the Bill on how national security is to be understood is “likely to hinder targeted application of the new law, with adverse repercussions for the UK’s national security and

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  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (London)
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Michele Davis, Sarah Jensen, Thomas McGrath, Megan Yeates, The UK Government publishes a consultation response which clarifies the national security regime, 2 March 2021, e-Competitions February 2021, Art. N° 99706

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