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National Security, Geopolitics and Corporate Finance

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 strengthens the government’s powers to call in and scrutinise transactions on grounds of national security. The legislation commenced on 4 January 2022. The ‘call-in power’ may be used in relation to transactions that took place on or after 12 November 2020

 

National Security and Investment Act - implications for businesses, investors and corporate finance

Watch a recording of the launch event held on 1 December, hosted by ICAEW, which provided an overview of the new National Security and Investment Act from keynote speaker Lord Callanan.

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Other jurisdictions with similar legislation include the US, Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Australia.

National Security and Investment Act becomes Law

UK Government guidance and information

Market Guidance Notes

Helpful commentary based on notifications to the UK Government

 

David Petrie, ICAEW Head of Corporate Finance, gives evidence to the National Security and Investment Bill Committee (24 November 2020)

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ICAEW's engagement with UK Government

ICAEW and its Corporate Finance Faculty have been in consultation with the UK government at all levels, including ministerial, since 2017 with the aim of encouraging a regulatory approach that promotes economic growth and increased business investment as well as more security.

Related conferences, forums and roundtables

National Security and Investment Act - implications for businesses, investors and corporate finance 1 December 2021 Recorded event at Chartered Accountants' Hall, London
John Fingleton in conversation with David Petrie about the National Security & Investment Bill 18 March 2021 Recorded online event
David Petrie, ICAEW’s Head of Corporate Finance, speaks about the National Security & Investment Bill at The M&A Practitioners’ Summit 24 February 2021 About the summit
David Petrie, ICAEW’s Head of Corporate Finance, participated in UK M&A in a Post-COVID World (organised by ICAEW North West) 4 February 2021  Recorded online event
Outlook for M&A, Private Equity and Capital Markets – doing deals in new times 2 December 2020 Recorded online forum
Geopolitics and Global M&A Forum - Chatham House, London 25 May 2019 Reported: page 5, Corporate Financier, July/August 2019
National Security Investment Review - ICAEW BEIS Roundtable 3 October 2018 Reported: page 5, Corporate Financier, November 2018

National Security and Geopolitics in Corporate Financier Magazine

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