Law: National Security and Investment Bill 2020 (UK)

Procedural Issues with Merger Control Across Europe

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - Second Edition

Significant procedural developments that affect reviews of transactions have overhauled the life sciences landscape, with the European Commission seeking to review killer acquisitions that fail to meet turnover-based thresholds set out in the applicable regulations.

20 October 2023

United Kingdom: key jurisdiction for compliance amid post-Brexit regulatory divergence

Featured in The Guide to Life Sciences - Second Edition

The UK Competition and Markets Authority and courts are now beginning to diverge from EU case law following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, including on rules applying to vertical agreements.

20 October 2023

UK conditionally clears private equity acquisition of MoD supplier

The UK government has conditionally approved the acquisition of a domestic engineering company by a US private equity firm after it promised to continue supplying the Ministry of Defence.

28 February 2023

UK moves against Chinese and Russian-backed deals on national security grounds

The UK government has ordered an investment company linked to three Russian billionaires to unwind its already-completed acquisition of a domestic broadband provider, while it also blocked a Chinese semiconductor company’s acquisition of a local rival.

21 December 2022

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