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    18/06/2024
    Czech Republic

    Competence of consumer protection supervisory authorities clarified in the Czech Republic

    CZ
    On 6 January 2023, Czech consumer protection regulation was significantly amended for the purpose of implementing EU Directives 2019/770, 2019/771, 2019/2161 and rectifying former errors in implementation of EU Directives. These changes, which we previously overviewed here, encompassed modification in the regulation of commercial practices, sales path, terms and conditions, as well as new provisions for digital content and digital services, and for online marketplaces.This amendment, however, introduced an ambiguity concerning the competences of the respective consumer protection supervisory authorities.According...
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    18/06/2024
    Poland

    When medical garment is a medical device – communication from the Polish authority

    PL
    In May 2024, the President of the Office for Registration of Medicinal Products, Medical Devices and Biocidal Products (President of the URPL) issued a Communication on the principles for determining the regulatory status of medical garments (Communication). In the Communication, the President of the URPL outlined the evaluation criteria it follows when issuing an opinion on whether used garments in healthcare facilities meet the definition of a medical device.The President of the URPL explained that, depending on its intended use, it will have a different regulatory status, and will be subject...
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    18/06/2024
    UAE

    UAE’s new Maritime Law – a closer look at the revised law on vessel arrests

    The UAE government recently issued Federal Decree-Law No 43 of 2023 on Maritime Law, which came into effect on 29 March 2024 (the “Maritime Law”).The Maritime Law aims to modernise the legal framework for maritime activities, align with international standards, and enhance the UAE's status as a regional shipping hub. This represents a substantial change from the old maritime law, Federal Law No.26 of 1981 Concerning Commercial Maritime Law.Our previous Law-Now on the Maritime Law previously addressed the changes to vessel registration, liens, chartering, and time bars, which you can...
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    18/06/2024
    Indonesia

    Compliance with Indonesia’s Personal Data Protection Law by October 2024

    Law No. 27 of 2022 on Personal Data Protection (“Personal Data Protection Law” or “PDPL”) was enacted by the Government of Indonesia on 17 October 2022. Article 74 of the PDPL provides for a 2 year transitional period for businesses to comply with the provisions of the PDPL. In August 2023, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics (“MOCI”) published the draft of the Government Regulation on the Implementing Regulations of the PDPL (“Draft Implementing Regulations”). The Draft Implementing Regulations provide some clarity for businesses planning...
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    17/06/2024
    Poland

    Poland proposes draft law on general product safety

    PL
    On 11 June 2024, a draft law on general product safety appeared in the Polish government's legislative and programmatic work list.The proposed law is part of the EU-wide revision of general product safety rules and is being drafted to ensure the correct application of the EU Parliament and Council Regulation 2023/988 on general product safety (EU Regulation 2023/988).The provisions of EU Regulation 2023/988, which outline the requirements for general product safety and the obligations of businesses, go into effect in December 2024, and only to narrow extent require development into the national...
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    17/06/2024
    Peru

    Insolvency clawback actions from a Peruvian perspective

    The proposed EU Directive on harmonisation of insolvency law seeks to set minimum standards for exercising avoidance actions in insolvency proceedings in order to safeguard the insolvency estate from unlawful asset transfers before the initiation of insolvency proceedings.In Peru, the insolvency system is administrative rather than judicial. Because the administrative authority has limited powers, preference and avoidance actions must be resolved by the Judiciary. In recent years, the use of these actions has become more frequent.Scope of avoidance actionsUnder the Peruvian Insolvency Law (Law...
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