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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

National Security Regime and FDI

When: Thursday, May 12, 2022, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Online/British Institute of International and Comparative, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5JP

British Institute of International and Comparative Law logo with a navy blue circle in the top left corner with the initials BIICLIn 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.

this event is co-organised by Queen Mary School of Law and British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).


  • 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

Pricing and Registration

The event will be held in the hybrid format therefore it is possible to attend in person at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and online.

Members of the Competition Law and Investment Treaty Forums are invited to participate free of charge. Members can register by emailing the Events Team.

For others a fee will apply:
















Concession fees are available to academics, those who are unwaged and NGOs.

In person participation

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Online participation

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