- National Security and Investment Bill—potential impact on secured financings of UK infrastructure assets
- The Bill
- Impact on infrastructure financing security structures
Banking and Finance analysis: Across Europe, governments are seeking to impose increased controls on foreign investment in assets that are important to the security of a country. In a clear example of this trend, the UK government introduced the National Security and Investment Bill 2020 (the Bill) to Parliament on 11 November 2020. To date, the focus on the Bill has largely related to its impact on M&A transactions and less so on its implications for secured financings of assets impacted by the Bill. In this note, we look at some of the issues facing secured lenders of these assets. Katie Hicks, Elizaveta Bazarova, and Helen Walsh of Shearman & Sterling consider the implications of the National Security and Investment Bill on finance transactions.
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