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DPA approves first European code of conduct for cloud

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Belgium

The Belgian Data Protection Authority (DPA) recently approved the EU Cloud Code of Conduct ('the code'), the first transnational code of conduct adopted in the European Union since the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Margarita Castellanos

Andean Community establishes special protection for 'country trademark'

Intellectual Property - International
Castellanos & Co

​The country trademark (known as 'marca país' in Spanish) is a subject that has been debated for many years in the Andean Community.

Bryan De Verneuil-Smith

Snapshot: appealing civil judgments

Litigation - Guernsey

This article outlines the process and grounds upon which an appeal can be made in respect of a civil judgment by the Royal Court.

Jin Yu-Lai

Vessel hit-and-run accidents

Shipping & Transport - China
KaiRong Law Firm

In recent years there has been an upward trend of captains and crew members being convicted of criminal liability for maritime collisions in China, which urgently accelerates the study of this section of law.

Sadayuki Matsudaira

Recent regulatory developments in hydrogen energy use

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

In October 2020 Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan will aim for carbon neutrality and substantially zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

Ann Blaton

Applicability of law on financial collateral agreements to insolvency proceedings

Banking & Financial Services - Luxembourg

The law of 5 August 2005 on financial collateral agreements, as amended (the 2005 law), provides an attractive legal framework for creditors.



Corporate and commercial: trends and issues

Corporate & Commercial / Cyprus, India, Italy, Romania


Open banking – revolution or risk?

Banking & Financial Services / Nigeria


Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, France, Germany, Israel, Peru