The government has put forward it's National Security and Investment Bill to ensure that the government has the necessary powers to scrutinise and intervene in business transactions, such as takeovers and investments that might raise national security issues, while providing businesses and investors with the certainty and transparency they need to do business in the UK. The new law (and the ongoing consultation on the definition of the sectors that will require mandatory notification) is extremely wide and will have far-reaching consequences for the life sciences industry in the UK.
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