The UK Government has today announced comprehensive and wide-ranging proposed reforms to its powers to scrutinise foreign investment. The long-awaited National Security and Investment Bill will mark a step-change to the Government’s enforcement powers, by introducing a standalone CFIUS-style foreign investment regime for the first time in the UK. The Bill provides for a mandatory notification obligation for sectors perceived to be of highest national security risk, with a voluntary regime for others - similar to the hybrid model adopted by the US, Germany and Australia.
What should the UK’s regulatory landscape look like? A broad programme of work is underway to shape the future of financial services regulation in the UK. This will impact all financial entities that operate in the UK’s financial system.
On our Platypus page, we present key statistics showing the UK Competition and Market Authority’s evolving approach to merger control. We combine this with periodic commentary and case analysis drawing on our team’s experience on many of the biggest UK merger control investigations in recent years.
Many players in the DeFi space are operating on an unregulated basis, often without fully understanding the complexity of the regulatory landscape. We discuss the importance of obtaining sophisticated legal, regulatory and structuring advice in this area.
Our Employment & Incentives Covid-19 resource hub contains practical guidance to support you in navigating the significant issues which affect your organisation, your employees and workers, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.