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    11/06/2024
    South Africa

    The Remote Gambling Bill and the legalisation of online gambling in South Africa

    IntroductionOver the past decade, the sports betting industry has experienced robust growth in many jurisdictions, including South Africa. However, online gambling (interactive games), except for online betting through a licensed bookmaker, remains an unregulated and prohibited activity in South Africa. The current prohibition is aimed at persons participating in a gambling game (similar to those ordinarily on offer in a casino or similar establishment) remotely using the internet (i.e., not in licensed premises such as a casino).The legalisation and regulation of interactive games is dealt with...
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    11/06/2024
    Pologne

    Poland to create regulatory environment for development of hydrogen market

    GB PL
    In May 2024, the Polish government published the legislative package known as the ‘Hydrogen Constitution’, a milestone in achieving the goals of Poland’s hydrogen strategy. The draft lays the foundations for the development of the green hydrogen market for achieving climate neutrality and strengthening the competitiveness of the Polish economy.Background, genesis and scope of the changesAlthough Poland is currently one of the leading hydrogen producers in the EU, this production primarily relies on grey hydrogen, which is produced through reforming natural gas or other hydrocarbons...
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    06/06/2024
    CEE

    Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges 2024

    The gambling sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is constantly evolving, driven by regulatory changes that are shaping the industry. CMS is excited to present the third edition of our comprehensive expert guide, the CEE Guide to Gambling Laws, which explores the legal landscape of gambling and offers expert advice on regulatory matters and recent developments.Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and ChallengesThe liberalisation of gambling regulations is creating new opportunities in some jurisdictions, while others are imposing stricter legislative controls, narrowing the legal avenues for...
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    03/06/2024
    United Kingdom

    Navigating the final frontier: RHC’s report on The Future Regulation of Space Technologies

    The Regulatory Horizons Council (“RHC”) has published an independent report titled “The Future Regulation of Space Technologies: Plugging the gaps in space”. The report concludes that the regulatory landscape for space innovation is mostly ‘missing in action’, whilst technologies are racing ahead. Without robust regulations on space activities, there is a heightened risk of conflict, harm to the space environment, and missed opportunities for innovation. The RHC calls upon the UK government to lead in championing the protection, safety, and fair use of the space...
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    31/05/2024
    Europe

    Violation of EU competition law: Commission fines Mondelez EUR 337.5m for cross-border trade restrictions

    On 23 May 2024, the European Commission imposed an alarmingly high fine of EUR 337.5 million on the US company Mondelez, one of the world's largest producers of chocolate and biscuit products. The accusations: cross-border trade restrictions between member states of the EU by engaging in anticompetitive agreements or concerted practices and by abusing its dominant position regarding chocolate biscuit products.The European Commission issued a statement with this decision that it will protect the free movement of goods in the EU single market. With this decision, the Commission sent a clear signal...
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    30/05/2024
    Ukraine

    Military transactions to be exempt from merger control during state of war in Ukraine

    On 16 May 2024, the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine and other Laws of Ukraine regarding the Peculiarities of Customs Control and Customs Clearance of Certain Categories of Goods” came into force after being passed by parliament on 20 March 2024.In addition to introducing amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine on customs control and customs clearance of biomethane transported by pipeline, the law amends the Law of Ukraine "On Protection of Economic Competition", which provides merger control exemption for transactions taking place outside Ukraine to develop...
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