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Consumer tech not a target for new UK M&A security-screening regime, minister says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 04 Dec 2020 10:18
  • 04 Dec 2020 10:18
Consumer-technology purchases won’t be caught by the UK’s new deal-screening powers to ward off national-security threats, but the sector will still be scrutinized indirectly for relevant transactions, a business minister has told lawmakers. 
Nadhim Zahawi was speaking to lawmakers at a parliamentary committee debating amendments to the National Security and

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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