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    20/06/2024
    International

    Overview of the EU-Australia Memorandum of Understanding on Critical and Strategic Minerals

    The European Union (“EU”) and Australia on 28 May 2024 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to forge a partnership aimed at developing a secure, stable, ethical, and sustainable supply chain for critical and strategic minerals across their respective regions. This partnership aligns with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the ambition to transition to net zero economies by 2050, as well as a key objective of Australia’s ‘Critical Minerals Strategy 2023-2030’ (published in June 2023) to create diverse, resilient and sustainable supply chains through...
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    12/06/2024
    International

    Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office

    On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial intelligence, the AI Act establishes uniform requirements for the development and use of artificial intelligence in the EU. Once signed, the Regulation will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and will enter into force 20 days after publication.As a European regulation, the AI Act applies in all 27 EU member states, and is a key component of the European digital strategy (A Europe...
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    29/05/2024
    International

    The SIAC Annual Report 2023 – key takeaways in year of growth and record caseload

    In April 2024, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) published its Annual Report 2023, recording another year of high caseload and usage of the institution’s services across a broad and diverse geography of jurisdictions.We summarise some of the important highlights from the Report and share our key takeaways.Increase in CaseloadSIAC recorded its second highest caseload since its inception with 663 new cases filed in 2023, comprising 640 (97%) SIAC-administered cases, with the remaining 23 cases (3%) being ad hoc appointments. This represented a significant increase...
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    07/05/2024
    International

    Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation decision yet?

    In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate change by any European court. The decision has the potential to impact individuals, businesses, and governments in a radical way by casting the law (and courts) rather than governments (and parliaments) as the ultimate body responsible for deciding whether public authority action and inaction are appropriate in the context of climate change. Furthermore, if NGOs determine that a public authority...
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    29/04/2024
    International

    On your radar | Key employment issues to be aware of internationally

    We are delighted to share with you our latest and largest edition of On Your Radar, with contributions from 35 countries. As ever, you will find employment law updates covering a diverse range of topical developments, for example:Several countries report changes to their rules on hiring foreign workers – Hungary, Serbia and Romania.Belgium explains that companies with over 50 employees must appoint a person of trust who plays an important role in protecting employees against psychosocial risks in the workplace including sexual harassment. At a time when employers are looking for ways...
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    25/04/2024
    Singapur

    Bill to amend Cybersecurity Law passed in Singapore

    On 7 May 2024, the Cybersecurity (Amendment) Bill No. 15/2024 (“Bill”) was passed in Parliament (the Bill can be found here). The Bill proposes to amend the Cybersecurity Act 2018 (“Cybersecurity Act”), which establishes a legal framework for the oversight of Singapore’s national cybersecurity.The objective of the Bill is to ensure the Cybersecurity Act keeps pace with developments in Singapore’s cyber threat landscape and business environment. The proposed changes follow after extensive stakeholder and public consultations that took place dating back to 2022.Under...
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