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    17/07/2024
    South Africa

    Understanding South Africa’s Cybercrimes Act

    In today's world, where technology is a big part of our lives, cybercrimes are increasingly impacting individuals, businesses, and governments alike.Even though cybercrime may not have a settled definition, the word itself has become considerably well known. A cybercrime may be defined as any criminal activity that involves a computer and also includes other crimes which were perpetrated even before the widespread use of computers but are now being committed in a cyber environment. These include traditional crimes such as fraud, theft, extortion, child pornography as well as crimes which became...
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    17/07/2024
    South Africa

    The Rise of AI: Are your data privacy systems future fit?

    Since the dawn of the new millennium, the rate of technological development has progressed at an unprecedented rate, and it has changed the way we live and the way we think. Through the emergence of technological interventions such as the internet, cloud computing and smart phones (amongst others), even the most widely used conventional concepts that define the way we live, become relics of the past in a matter of years, and in some instances, months. The development and prevalence of disruptive, cutting-edge technologies and tools, which are broad based in their scope, has transformed the...
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    15/07/2024
    International

    CMS European Private Equity Study 2024

    We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the CMS European Private Equity Study, a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of private equity deals CMS advised on across Europe in 2023 and previous years.Here are a few of the key findings:Deal activity remained stable despite economic challenges.New investments accounted for 69% of PE deals analysed; 50% were add-on acquisitions.TMT led sector activity at 24%, followed by Life Sciences and Consumer Products at 15% each.Earn-out provisions declined but stayed above pre-pandemic levels.ESG due diligence was conducted in 47% of PE deals.Arbitration...
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    12/07/2024
    International

    Energy and climate change: The most significant (marine) climate change decision yet?

    Continuing the theme of a number of recent court judgment regarding state and party obligations concerning climate change issues, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (“ITLOS”) has recently delivered its advisory opinion (the “Opinion”) regarding State obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (“UNCLOS”) in relation to the prevention, reduction and control of pollution of the marine environment that result or are likely to result from climate change.The Opinion arrived only a few weeks following the ECtHR’s milestone...
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    12/07/2024
    International

    EU’s AI Act published in Official Journal, transition periods now known

    Following the adoption of the "Regulation laying down harmonised rules on Artificial Intelligence" (AI Act) by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, this act was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 12 July 2024. This marks the end of a long road of tough negotiations that began in 2021 with the European Commission's proposal for a Union-wide regulation on artificial intelligence (AI).The AI Act will enter into force on 1 August 2024. As a European regulation, it will apply directly in all 27 member states, but the AI Act provides for a graduated system...
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    11/07/2024
    International

    Space exploration: what goes up, must come down

    BackgroundThe space economy is predicted to be worth a staggering $1.4 trillion by 2030.1 This exponential growth can be largely attributed to the new private “space race” dominated by the world’s billionaires. Elon Musk’s SpaceX, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin are the forerunners, albeit their approaches and goals differ significantly. SpaceX is predominately focusing on advancing space technology, Virgin Galactic is concentrating on the introduction of “space tourism,” and Blue Origin aims to promote sustainable space...
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