On 3 November 2021 Herbert Smith Freehills LLP hosted a webinar, with speakers from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), on the UK’s new National Security and Investment regime.  The new regime will overhaul the ability of the UK Government to review transactions on national security grounds, and potentially require remedies to allow them to proceed or even prohibit them. We were delighted to be joined by Chris Blairs, Deputy Director at the new Investment Security Unit (ISU), and Daniel McCarthy, Senior Policy Advisor at the ISU, who were able to provide useful insights on some of the more frequently asked questions we are discussing with clients and clarify some of the more technical points in the legislation.  We have set out below a summary of the discussion.  To listen to a recording of the webinar click here.

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Veronica Roberts
Veronica Roberts
Partner, London
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Gavin Davies
Gavin Davies
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Kristien Geeurickx
Kristien Geeurickx
Professional Support Consultant, London
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Marie Becker
Marie Becker
Associate, London
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