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UK's strengthened foreign-takeover protections a response to lawmakers' growing concerns

By Simon Zekaria
  • 22 Jun 2020 13:57
  • 08 Jul 2020 12:17
The UK government’s announcement of new laws to protect companies from foreign takeovers follows heightened anxiety by lawmakers over the risks to businesses reeling from the Covid-19 crisis and those vulnerable to China’s growing interest in technology acquisitions. 

Its strengthened hand to intervene in and block foreign deals at times of public-health emergencies

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