Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Ioannis Kokkoris, Queen Mary University of London has written National Security Concerns in UK Merger Control.
ABSTRACT: There are a number of cases in the UK merger control where the Secretary of State intervened on the grounds of national security. This article will start by discussing the approach of the UK regime to public interest considerations, and in particular it will focus on cases that raised national security concerns and will discuss how the assessment of these transactions was conducted. Furthermore, this article will discuss the recent legislative and policy developments in the UK that aim at expanding the remit of the UK government in assessing concentrations that potentially raise national security concerns.