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Iran sanctions: United States reimposes sanctions and the EU responds

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California’s unanimously passed privacy bill takes its cues from the EU’s GDPR and may significantly shift the legal landscape in the U.S.

California’s new privacy law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (AB 375), will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The law expands privacy rights, provides California consumers with more control over the personal information that businesses collect on them, and includes civil penalties and statutory damages for noncompliance. While the new privacy law...… Continue Reading

Ship Recycling, Liability for Scrapping and European Flagged Vessels

Background: the EWSR

In March 2018 the Rotterdam District Court found reefer operator Seatrade and two of its directors criminally liable for breach of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation (EWSR). The decision was the first time that a shipowner has been held criminally liable under the EWSR for the illegal export of vessels for demolition. It has thus placed focus on the EWSR, its restrictive terms and their implications for the scrapping of vessels.


Significant boost to UAE economy

The UAE government’s recent announcement of a series of strategic measures in a bid to boost the region’s economy is highly welcomed. The measures concern allowing 100 percent foreign ownership of UAE businesses, a relaxation of visa requirements for visitors to and residents of the UAE, and the introduction of an AED 50 billion stimulus package in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Brief introduction to the new measures regulating scientific data in China

The General Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China issued a new national-level regulation, the Measures for the Management of Scientific Data (the “Measures”), governing all aspects of scientific data related activities. Since its publication, the Measures have been widely debated among foreign companies doing R&D activities in China. In this client alert, we will be discussing the main obligations imposed by the Measures, as well as providing guidance on this new regulation.


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