The National Security and Investment Act 2021 – Will this impact your next acquisition or disposal?

The UK Government has recently strengthened and extended its regulatory and supervisory powers in relation to corporate transactions. This new legislation has posed an urgent and complex question for many businesses - Could this affect our next acquisition or disposal?

The Competition Markets Authority’s warning to PCR test providers

In view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the rules on travel restrictions, numerous life science companies, laboratories and medical practices have started to offer Polymerase Chain Reaction  travel test services, more commonly known as PCR tests, for those who are travelling and returning from abroad and need to provide evidence of a negative Covid test result.

However, the UK Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has recently found evidence that some providers of PCR travel tests may be in breach of consumer laws due to misleading statements and prices.