Vik Khurana assesses the implications of the National Security and Investment Act 2021

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 (the Act) requires acquirers of entities operating in any of 17 “sensitive areas” of the economy to notify the government of its intention and allows the government to scrutinise and intervene in the proposed transaction if it believes it could be detrimental to the UK’s national security.

The 17 sectors are: advanced materials, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, civil nuclear, communications, computing hardware, critical suppliers to government, critical suppliers to the emergency services, cryptographic authentication, data infrastructure, defence, energy, military and dual-use, quantum technologies, satellite and space technologies, synthetic biology (forme...

Vik Khurana

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