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FDI and National Security

Date: 18 March 2021

Time: 16.00 - 18.00 UK time

Venue: Webinar

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Event Details

M&A transactions in strategic industries are subject to competition law scrutiny by competent authorities as well as to non-competition law scrutiny based on public interest considerations and in particular based on threats to the jurisdiction's national security that they may pose. At times the scope of these two assessments can lead to contradictory outcomes threatening the viability of the transaction.

The panel will discuss the scope and overlap of these two strands of assessment both from a substantive point of view focusing on the scope but also from a "structural" point of view focusing on the authority(ies) that should be entrusted with these assessments.


 Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Co-Director of the Competition Law Forum, BIICL and QMUL


  • Christopher Blairs, Director of Consumer and Competition, BEIS
  • Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, BIICL and QMUL
  • Lord Arbuthnot, House of Lords
  • Kristzian Katona, US Federal Trade Commission

Event convened by Professor Ioannis Kokkoris, Co-Director of the Competition Law Forum, BIICL and QMUL

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Pricing and Registration

This event is free of charge for members of the Competition Law Forum (CLF). CLF Members wishing to attend should register by emailing the Events team .

Charges for all other attendees are below

BIICL Members

  • Concession: £18
  • Individual: £18
  • Student: £9


  • Concession: £30
  • Individual: £30
  • Student: £15

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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