The UK Government introduces draft legislation that will allow it to intervene in a wider range of investments in the military, dual-use, computing hardware, and quantum technology sectors

In the same week as President Trump blocked Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm on national security grounds, the UK Government introduced draft legislation that will allow it to intervene in a wider range of investments in the military, dual-use, computing hardware and quantum technology sectors. These new rules are the first step in a range of proposals designed to strengthen the UK Government’s powers to intervene in foreign investments on national security grounds. Investments in businesses active in the relevant sectors will fall within scope for review by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and UK Government on

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Sarah Jensen, The UK Government introduces draft legislation that will allow it to intervene in a wider range of investments in the military, dual-use, computing hardware, and quantum technology sectors, 15 March 2018, e-Competitions March 2018, Art. N° 94327

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