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National Security Regime and FDI (In Person Participation)

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In 2021, the United Kingdom adopted the National Security and Investment Act (NSI Act), which allows the government to scrutinise and intervene in certain acquisitions made by anyone, including businesses and investors, which could harm the UK's national security. The NSI Act launches the first UK investment screening regime based on specific national security criteria, with the establishment of a new Investment Security Unit. This new regime has important ramifications for foreign direct investments.

The panel will bring together academics, practitioners and government officials to discuss the new regime, the implications for the parties involved and the wider impact on investment in the UK.


Professor Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law


  • Professor Ioannis Kokkoris Queen Mary, University of London and co-director of the Competition Law Forum at BIICL
  • Nicole Kar, Head of UK Antitrust and Foreign Investment, Linklaters
  • José Manuel Gutiérrez Delgado, Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union
  • Professor Tomoko Ishikawa, University of Nagoya

This event is co-organised by the Competition Law and Investment Treaty Forums at BIICL and the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary University London.

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Pricing and Registration

The event is free of charge for members of the Competition Law and Investment Treaty Forums. Forum members can register for free by emailing the Events Team.

Registration for in person participation is now closed .

Please visit our online booking page to register for online participation.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


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