The post below was first published on our Real Estate blog.

The UK National Security and Investment Act 2021 comes into force today, 4 January 2022.  Although the majority of real estate transactions are unlikely to give rise to national security concerns the potential application of the new regime must be considered as the consequences of falling within it could be significant.

We have updated our briefing following further government guidance published at the end of last year. This provides some key takeaways, looks at the voluntary notification regime and provides some practical guidance in the context of real estate transactions. For the briefing see here.

For further information please contact:

Veronica Roberts
Veronica Roberts
Partner, Competition, Regulation & Trade, London
+44 20 7466 2009
Sam Poole
Sam Poole
Associate (New Zealand), Competition, Regulation & Trade, London
+44 20 7466 2869
Kristien Geeurickx
Kristien Geeurickx
Professional Support Consultant, Competition, Regulation & Trade, London
+44 20 7466 2544
Jane McMenemy
Jane McMenemy
Professional support lawyer, real estate, London
+44 20 7466 2850