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12 January 2021

Brexit and EU trade marks

New Year’s Eve of 2020 reminded me a lot of New Year’s Eve 1999; on both of these occasions, there&hel...

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6 January 2021

How do I export goods to the EU?

What the Brexit deal means for British business The UK and the EU agreed a much-anticipated trade deal, the Trade...

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5 January 2021

What businesses need to know about the 2021 national security review regime and how it affects M&A

Proposals to increase government powers to investigate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are currently moving through Parliament. The bill...

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30 November 2020

Webinar: Essential updates for In-House lawyers

In-house lawyers have had to equip themselves to deal with unprecedented change brought about by the pandemic. There are still...

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27 November 2020

Webinar for Danish organisations: Doing business with the UK

In this webinar, for Danish business leaders, we look at the challenges and opportunities of doing business with, or in...

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20 November 2020

Webinar: We need to talk about Brexit – Live Q&A

We don’t have a crystal ball on Brexit, but we can see that when the transition period comes to a...

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11 November 2020

英国《国家安全与投资法案》 – 强化英国政府干预外商投资权力以及外商投资强制申报制度

2020年11月11日   1 简介 随着美国、澳大利亚、欧盟等国(包括法国、意大利)政府纷纷出台或修改各自外商投资的法律,出于对保护国家安全、强化受疫情影响的英国经济恢复能力的考虑,英国政府将会于今日(2020年11月11日)颁布一项新的法案 - 《国家安全与投资法案》(The National Security and Investment Bill)(以下简称“《法案》”)。该《法案》旨在赋予英国政府更广泛的权力,使其有权调查及干预那些可能影响国家安全的跨境并购、收购、投资等交易。 根据英国商业、能源及工业策略部于今日发布的新闻稿(以下简称“新闻稿”),虽然该《法案》将适用于任何外国投资者在某些特定行业的外商直接投资行为,但由于其具有针对性,因此绝大多数的交易仍可以经过政府审查后顺利获得审批,从而确保英国始终保持其对外商投资的吸引力。 英国政府被《法案》赋予的权力将不仅涉及对某些敏感资产及知识产权的收购,也包含对英国本地企业的收购。但该权力的行使只可以基于《法案》中明确规定的‘国家安全’这一特定理由,因此英国政府将无权基于经济等其它理由干涉商业交易。新闻稿还指出,新的外商直接投资申报审查制度下,审查流程会更加透明、快捷,从而为外国投资者提供一定程度的确定性。   2 涉及领域 根据《法案》, 投资以下行业领域的外国投资者需要履行强制申报的义务,行业领域将包括: 民用核能…

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8 November 2020

What does a Biden presidency mean for British business?

A free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States was one of the key goals of a post-Brexit Britain. It...

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26 October 2020

Freeports: good for British business?

Freeports, the new UK jargon word for free trade zones or foreign trade zones (FTZs), are nothing new; the idea...

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23 October 2020

Should we stop trading with China?

Britain has seen a huge shift in attitudes to China over the last five years. Relentless coverage of its crushing...

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