The UK Government introduces a bill which strengthens its ability to investigate and intervene in foreign direct investments that have a potential to threaten national security

New powers to protect UK from malicious investment and strengthen economic resilience* New Bill will modernise government's powers to investigate and intervene in potentially hostile foreign direct investment. The National Security and Investment Bill will strengthen the UK’s ability to investigate and intervene in mergers, acquisitions and other types of deals that could threaten our national security. investors and businesses will have to tell the government about proposed deals in a limited number of sensitive sectors, such as defence and AI, and our screening powers will be extended to include assets and intellectual property as well as companies. proportionate new laws will protect our national security from potential risk while ensuring the UK remains a global champion of free

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  • United Kingdom’s Competition Authority - CMA (London)

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UK Competition Authority, The UK Government introduces a bill which strengthens its ability to investigate and intervene in foreign direct investments that have a potential to threaten national security, 11 novembre 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 97900

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