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Ryoji Moroi

Solar FIT decommissioning fee

Energy & Natural Resources - Japan
Nishimura & Asahi

Since April 2018, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has required business operators involved in solar power generation to set aside a certain amount of funds in preparation for the decommissioning of solar power plants.

Linda Hynes

DPC annual report: review of 2019 and focus for future

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media - Ireland
Lewis Silkin Ireland

The Data Protection Commission (DPC) recently published its annual report for 2019, the first full calendar year since the EU General Data Protection Regulation came into force.

Andreas Wildi

Swiss health study commenced

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Switzerland
Walder Wyss

The Lausanne University Centre for General Medicine and Public Health, in close cooperation with the Swiss Biobanking Platform, recently commenced the pilot phase of the so-called 'Swiss health study', which aims to determine which chemicals accumulate in the human body.

Gavin Woods

Implementation of Cape Town Convention in Bermuda

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bermuda
Carey Olsen Bermuda

As a result of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment coming into force in Bermuda, leasing companies, owners, lenders and other parties that deal with Bermudian entities participating in aircraft transactions and/or aircraft registered in Bermuda may opt to take the additional steps necessary to obtain the protections conferred by the convention.

Antony Sassi

In with the old and the new technology

Litigation - Hong Kong
RPC

The High Court recently decided that it can, as part of its case management powers and of its own volition, order that a directions hearing take place by means of a telephone conference without the physical presence in court of the parties or their legal representatives.

Geoffrey Maddock

Brexit – PRA issues guidance to insurers with legacy business

Insurance - United Kingdom
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

​The Prudential Regulation Authority recently published guidance for UK insurers on their ability to service EEA liabilities once the Brexit transition period comes to an end on 31 December 2020.

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Aviation industry trends

Aviation / Germany

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Cybersecurity: trends and issues

Tech, Data, Telecoms & Media / China, European Union, Mexico, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan

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Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom