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Marwa M Hassoun

Selective decoupling: phasing out domestic deployment of Chinese telecoms technology

International Trade - USA
Arent Fox LLP

Through an array of legislative and administrative measures, the government has made significant strides in recent years to limit, and perhaps end altogether, the proliferation of Chinese-origin telecoms technology in US infrastructure.

Jeremiah Ch’ng

COVID-19: legal position of migrant workers in Malaysian construction sector

Employment & Immigration - Malaysia
SKRINE

This article sets out the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal position of migrant workers in Malaysia, particularly in the construction sector, including the risk of deportation of undocumented workers and the current local stigma.

Samuel Yang

Special governance of illegal collection of personal information by COVID-19-prevention and control apps

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - China
AnJie Law Firm

The Tianjin Cyberspace Administration recently issued a circular which requires the operators of apps (including mini-programs and website tools) for the prevention and control of COVID-19 to fulfil personal information obligations in accordance with the law,provide relevant information on personal information protection online and carry out security-based self-assessments and rectification processes, where required..

Jonathan Hughes

COVID-19: implications for planning appeals

Private Client & Offshore Services - Jersey
Ogier

The Law Society of Jersey issued guidance regarding the courts' COVID-19 contingency plans, noting that planning appeal hearings have been suspended due to independent inspectors being unable to travel to the island.

John Lane

Corporate risk when officers or employees have criminal convictions

White Collar Crime - Japan
Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Companies in Japan that operate in sectors which require permits or licences (eg, the aviation, banking, pharmaceutical, construction, outsourcing and waste disposal sectors) risk having their licences revoked if their officers or certain employees receive a criminal conviction.

Zeina Obeid

COVID-19: impact on contractual obligations

Corporate & Commercial - Lebanon
Obeid Law Firm

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of using force majeure to repudiate the performance of burdensome contractual obligations that were undertaken before the pandemic.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / Belgium, China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan