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UK releases first NSIA report. What have we learned so far?

UK releases first NSIA report. What have we learned so far?

Last week, the UK government released its first-ever report on the country’s new investment review regime. So how’s it working? For insights, we turned to Nicole Kar at Linklaters, who advised the UK government on the passage of the bill. Stats, decisions, more are inside.

Congressional leaders ask Pres. Biden to push UK on Chinese deal

Congressional leaders ask Pres. Biden to push UK on Chinese deal

Congressional leaders want the UK government to prevent the sale of a British semiconductor facility to a Chinese-controlled company. In a letter to Pres. Biden, the group urges action, threatening to revoke the UK’s “excepted foreign state” status with CFIUS. Details and letter inside.

UK releases first NSIA report. What have we learned so far?

London & Dublin-based expert on UK’s new national security regime

This week we sit down with Nicole Kar, Global Practice Head of the Antitrust & Foreign Investment Group at Linklaters. According to Nicole, FIRRMA is a bit like Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the UK’s NSIA is more like Hugh Grant. Her explanation, insights, and tips are inside.

Researcher: UK’s NSIA is more aggressive, efficient than CFIUS

Researcher: UK’s NSIA is more aggressive, efficient than CFIUS

A student at Duke University’s School of Law has completed an analysis of the UK’s new national security regime, contrasting it with CFIUS. The conclusion? The NSIA is more aggressive, more transparent, and more efficient than CFIUS. Details, video and more are inside.

Taking a deeper look at the UK’s brand new national security regime

Taking a deeper look at the UK’s brand new national security regime

This week, we sit down with London-based Michael Casey, an expert on the UK National Security and Investment Act. Casey, who recently jumped from Kirkland to Wilson Sonsini, discusses some NSI basics, and explores what companies should do now to prepare for the new regime.

UK unveils its new screening regime for foreign investment

UK unveils its new screening regime for foreign investment

This week, the UK unveiled its anticipated bill that would impose mandatory filing and pre-approval requirements for certain deals involving strategic sectors. Details, fact sheets, a process flow chart, the actual bill, and relevant contacts are all inside.

Bill would enable UK to unwind deals over national security

Bill would enable UK to unwind deals over national security

According to reports, a new plan being written in London would give the British government the power to unravel foreign investments in UK companies if national security is at risk. Details, related coverage, the draft of the proposal, and more are inside.

UK regulator probes aerospace merger for national security

UK regulator probes aerospace merger for national security

The UK’s Competitive Markets Authority recently announced it was investigating the anticipated acquisition of an engineering firm that specializes in working with aerospace companies. Details, the disclosures, and more on the UK’s regulatory framework are inside…

UK investigating Chinese acquisition of defense firm

UK investigating Chinese acquisition of defense firm

The Competitive Markets Authority in the United Kingdom, which has powers similar to CFIUS in the U.S., is investigating the anticipated acquisition of a defense company by a Chinese firm. Details, the relevant notices, and regulatory contacts are inside.

Learnings from recent UK CMA review

Details on the UK’s announcement that it would accept “statutory undertakings” related to a foreign acquisition of a local company.