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Is it Still OK to do UK M&A? The National Security and Investment Act 2021: the First Five Months of Practical Experience

BY | June 23, 2022

Almost five months have passed since the UK’s National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSIA”) took effect, radically overhauling the UK’s approach to foreign investment screening. Although hugely expansive in…

Almost five months have passed since the UK’s National Security and Investment Act 2021 (“NSIA”) took effect, radically overhauling the UK’s approach to foreign investment screening. Although hugely expansive in its scope and jurisdictional reach, generating a projected 1,000 – 1,830 filings per year, the UK Government’s intention was to establish an efficient and proportionate screening regime to allow fast clearances of most non-problematic deals and thereby minimize the burden

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