The final Law Update of 2022 is here, and it’s packed full of articles. The double edition features two focus areas, first is a spotlight on Energy and Resources and second we feature a collection of articles on Transport and Logistics. The developments occurring in these sectors in the MENA region are unprecedented and our lawyers cover vast themes for you.
The Energy and Resources focus features topics such as diversifying energy resources, solar PV, mining in the Middle East, renewable energy and green hydrogen. From a transport perspective, we draw attention to the Bahrain metro project, discuss the challenges and remedies associated with the repossession of an aircraft, and there is advice on what to consider should a party vary the terms of a shipping contract.
This edition navigates you through updates from across jurisdictions such as, Oman, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Qatar, and the UAE. Each article is timely and provides insights into legal issues and cases that are affecting these sectors across the region.Read the full edition
The new DIFC Data Protection Law 2020 (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020) (“New Law”) has now been enacted and comes into force on 1 July, 2020. The New Law repeals the existing DIFC Data Protection Law (Law No. 1 of 2007 (as amended) (“Old Law”)). The New Law aims at enhancing the existing legal framework on data protection in the DIFC and is closely aligned with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Although the New Law comes into force on 1 July, 2020, there is a three-month transition period. DIFC businesses will have until 1 October, 2020 to prepare to comply with the New Law.
We set out below some key features of the New Law that will likely affect the Processing of Personal Data that is already being carried out in relation to DIFC related activities. (Capitalised terms are as defined under the New Law available here.
Please do not hesitate to contact our TMT team if you have any specific questions relating to the New Law and how it affects your business.
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