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UK's overhaul of foreign-investment intervention powers unveiled tomorrow

By Simon Zekaria
  • 10 Nov 2020 15:38
  • 10 Nov 2020 15:38
UK companies will tomorrow get their first look at a draft of promised legislation to strengthen government scrutiny of would-be foreign investment that poses potential national-security concerns.  
The National Security and Investment Bill will be introduced to lawmakers on Wednesday, and it will extend the government's screening and intervention powers

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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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