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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
    Singapore

    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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    18/04/2024
    APAC region

    Top developments and predictions in the Technology, Media and Communications sector in Asia-Pacific

    We look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the technology, media and communications (TMC) sector and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for businesses operating across the Asia-Pacific region, specifically in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.Over the last year, mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore demonstrated their commitment to fostering a secure and innovative digital landscape by introducing a range of new regulations and measures. From cross-border personal information transfer and artificial intelligence service management to...
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    18/04/2024
    International

    Transforming the Legal Landscape? The Impact of LLMs

    Large Language Models (LLMs) are a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that can generate human-like text based on deep learning techniques. LLMs are trained on massive amounts of textual data, such as books, articles, and websites, and learn to recognise patterns, structures, and relationships within the data. By doing so, they develop the ability to produce text on various topics. The presence of LLMs in the legal sector is increasing and, with this, the ability of lawyers to understand and use LLMs in providing quality advice to their clients is becoming more important. CMS have a dedicated...
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    16/04/2024
    APAC region

    Top developments and predictions in the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector in Asia-Pacific

    In this round-up, we look back at the top developments over the last 12 months in the life sciences & healthcare (LSHC) sector, and we look to the future with our top predictions for the coming year for businesses operating in the Asia-Pacific region.In 2023, China enhanced rules for the management of human genetic resources. It also intensified regulatory oversight in the sales of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetics, particularly in the realm of online sales. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong government is actively working on unlocking the city’s potential in the Life Sciences &...
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