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18 September 2019
Facebook’s proposed stablecoin, Libra, is dominating the headlines. However, growing interest means increased regulatory and political scrutiny. As digital assets transcend national borders, what does this mean for those interested in issuing or participating...
Stablecoins - a global overview of regulatory requirements in Asia Pacific, Europe, the UAE and the US
17 September 2019
13 September 2019
A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on blockchain. Now, as seen in recent cases, enterprising...
Global Intellectual Property Newsletter –23rd Edition – Legal Issues Surrounding the Protection of 'Data' and other IP Topics
11 September 2019
We welcome you to the 23rd Edition of the Clifford Chance Global IP Newsletter. This newsletter has a focus on legal issues concerning the protection and use of 'Data'. We start with the question of whether there is a need for an ownership right to data...
5 September 2019
Encouraging growth in its green bond market is one of Japan's key environmental priorities. The Ministry of the Environment (MoE) is seeking to increase green bond issuances and encourage green investments into Japan. Environment, society and governance (ESG)...
26 August 2019
Debarment regimes exclude companies from public procurement opportunities following conviction for specified offences. We examine the global trend towards the strengthening of these regimes and how this is likely to affect companies in the Asia Pacific.
FTC's $5 Billion Penalty Against Facebook: Momentum Builds For Increased U.S. Regulatory Focus On Data Privacy
14 August 2019
Recently, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a record-breaking $5 billion penalty against Facebook for a series of data privacy violations culminating in last year's Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is far larger than any that has ever been imposed...
12 August 2019
6 August 2019
On 30 July 2019, the Greek Data Protection Authority (the "Greek DPA") issued a fine of €150,000 against PwC as a result of breaching of the GDPR rules in processing personal data of its employees The Greek DPA initiated an investigation regarding...
Amendment to Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act of Japan: Expansion of Regulated Sectors for Foreign Direct Investments into Japan
1 August 2019
Japan currently requires prior approval for foreign direct investments into a very limited number of sectors closely related to national security and public order. With effect from 1 August 2019, however, such regulated sectors will be expanded to include...