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Our experts discuss pressing issues and trends faced by the business world today

Nationalisation - the impact on business and investors

Head of UK Public Policy Phillip Souta chats to partner and specialist in international law and EU law, Dan Neidle.

They discuss the current focus on politics by businesses and investors, and in particular the UK Labour Party's policy of nationalising the water and energy sectors. How would nationalisation work in practice? And how much compensation could investors expect to receive?

UK nationalisation: The law and the cost

Nationalisation is on the agenda in the UK. We consider how nationalisation would work, and the legal constraints that in practice limit a government’s ability to nationalise for less than full market value.