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Ogier | Guernsey | 23 Jul 2021

Snapshot: enforcement against personal property in Guernsey

To proceed against a debtor's personal property in Guernsey, customary law remedies are used. These start with the arrest of a debtor's goods and enable all creditors to share in the proceeds in the event that the monies owed are greater than the debtor's assets. If there are several creditors and insufficient funds from the proceeds of the auction, désastre proceedings will be commenced.
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Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum | Argentina | 23 Jul 2021

AAPI recommendations on personal data protection when using video call platforms

The Agency for Access to Public Information (AAPI) – the controlling authority of the Personal Data Protection Law (PDPL) – recently released a list of recommendations that aim to protect the personal data of participants using video call platforms. The AAPI also recalled that the PDPL guarantees data subjects' rights and that a claim can be filed with it in cases of non-compliance.
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Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados | Brazil | 23 Jul 2021

5G technology: key characteristics and bidding process

5G technology is set to revolutionise the way in which people relate to each other and how devices connect. The rollout of 5G technology in Brazil will be made possible via a wide range of radio frequency spectrum bands that are to be auctioned off by the Brazilian Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL). Given its strategic importance to Brazil's socioeconomic development, this is already being......
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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP | European Union | 23 Jul 2021

EU AI regulation proposal published

The EU Commission has set out its proposal for a regulation on a European approach to artificial intelligence. It has significant implications for industries across numerous sectors globally, especially given the present emphasis by businesses on digitalisation and personalisation.
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Wiggin LLP | United Kingdom | 23 Jul 2021

Government publishes Online Media Literacy Strategy to fight online disinformation

The government has published a new Online Media Literacy Strategy as part of its drive to combat the spread of misinformation and disinformation. The idea behind the strategy is to give people the skills to think critically about what they see and read online and help children navigate the Internet safely.
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Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 22 Jul 2021

The Bahamas' ship registry and covid-19

As the world transitions into a post-pandemic phase, the Bahamian shipping industry and the Bahamas Maritime Authority are resilient, optimistic and committed to a positive future for The Bahamas' ship registry. The new Bahamas Merchant Shipping Act is also expected to introduce a more updated and comprehensive scheme for the registration and regulation of Bahamian registered vessels.
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Ogier | Jersey | 22 Jul 2021

Sustainable investment: Jersey's new anti-greenwashing disclosure requirements

The Jersey Financial Services Commission has published new disclosure requirements relating to sustainable investment. The requirements aim to address the risk of "greenwashing" (ie, funds being mislabelled as having a sustainable objective). The requirements will apply to certified funds, certain fund services businesses, Jersey private funds and investment advisers.
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ALTIUS | Belgium | 22 Jul 2021

Competition authority fines Caudalie for imposing resale prices and restricting active and passive sales

The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) recently imposed a €859,310 fine on three undertakings of the Caudalie group. The BCA qualified Caudalie's imposition of minimum prices and the limitation on active and passive sales on the group's distributors as hardcore restrictions of competition by object. The BCA found that these practices constituted a single and continuous infringement between......
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Tavernier Tschanz | Switzerland | 22 Jul 2021

Swiss Arbitration Centre and revised Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

The Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution recently became a Swiss limited company and was renamed the "Swiss Arbitration Centre". It can count on the full support of the Swiss Arbitration Association, its majority shareholder. This change was accompanied by the entry into force of the revised Swiss Rules of International Arbitration. This article outlines some of the key changes that the......
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Ogier | Guernsey | 22 Jul 2021

Snapshot: enforcement against personal property in Guernsey

To proceed against a debtor's personal property in Guernsey, customary law remedies are used. These start with the arrest of a debtor's goods and enable all creditors to share in the proceeds in the event that the monies owed are greater than the debtor's assets. If there are several creditors and insufficient funds from the proceeds of the auction, désastre proceedings will be commenced.
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