GCR Foreign Direct Investment Regulation Guide – third edition: now live and free to access online

The third edition of the Global Competition Review (GCR) Guide to Foreign Direct Investment Regulation – edited by Veronica Roberts, competition and foreign investment partner at Herbert Smith Freehills – has now been published online. The Guide has once again been comprehensively updated for this new edition to reflect important recent developments in the rapidly-evolving … Read more

Review of investment screening regime in National Security & Investment Act

The government has published a Call for Evidence on the scope and implementation of the UK’s National Security and Investment (NSI) regime, which governs screening of transactions on national security grounds for both foreign and UK investors. The National Security and Investment Act 2021 introduced a new framework for the review of transactions and investments on national … Read more

RIDERS ON THE STORM – UK AND EU RAMP UP ENERGY CRISIS RESPONSES AS WINTER LOOMS

The post below was first published on our Policy Matters blog. On her third day as Prime Minister, Liz Truss announced an unprecedented £150 billion support package for households and business alongside emergency electricity market interventions which will feed into a more fundamental ongoing review. The EU also announced radical proposals. We take a look at … Read more

UK Energy Security Bill introduced amid political turmoil has wide-ranging implications for the energy sector

On 6 July 2022, a day of significant political uncertainty, the Government published its long-awaited Energy Security Bill. Notwithstanding the current political turmoil, this is expected to survive to become the most wide-ranging legislative reform of the UK’s energy market for several years. The Energy Security Bill (Bill) was published and introduced to Parliament for … Read more

Charging forward – Ofgem’s drive to electrify transport

On Saturday, 4 September 2021, Ofgem (the energy regulator in Great Britain) published its plans to further support the UK’s transition to electric vehicles (EVs) in the deployment of EVs and their integration into the electricity system. Ofgem aims to get the network ready for EVs and ensure there is sufficient network capacity for EV … Read more