Don't Strangle Deals Market to Protect National Security

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The pressure is on for ministers to further regulate deals and M&A matters to protect national security especially those relating to military or dual-use goods or advanced technology. London-based White & Case partner Marc Israel weighs the potential drawbacks of tightening deal regulation in a new bylined article for The Times The Brief. Israel argues that by increasing regulation on foreign direct investment, ministers risk alienating investors and complicating investment as a whole, at a time when the Government wants to send a message that "Britain is open for business" in the context of a post-Brexit world. Israel argues that technology’s ever-changing scope in dealmaking could impact national security, but tightening regulation could drive investment away from certain sectors as well. Click here to read more (paywall).

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