Thursday, 22 July, 2021

AEPD Report on the treatment of data in video identification in relation to Money Laundering Prevention.

Legal memos

 AEPD Report 2021/0047 on the treatment of biometric data in video identification processes in relation to Money Laundering Prevention. The AEPD has recently published a Legal Report analyzing a project which, in the words of the AEPD, “considers the viability of processing biometric data for facial recognition at the time of customer registration at the […]

Wednesday, 21 July, 2021

Dominican Republic: Resolution No. 01/2021 on Increase to Certain National Minimum Wages

Legal memos

The National Salary Committee of the Dominican Republic, on July 14, 2021, issued the Resolution No. 01/2021 (the “Resolution”), through which it amends the previous Resolution No. 22/2019 dated July 9 2019, as well as Resolution No. 05/2004 dated November 12, 2004. In this sense, the Resolution, effective as of July 16, 2021 and with […]

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

Abu Dhabi issues a list of 100% foreign ownership activities

Legal memos

In December of 2020, the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) issued Federal Decree-Law No. 16 of 2020 (“Federal Decree-Law”), which amended provisions of Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 (Commercial Companies Law).  Among the amended provisions are new general assembly procedures and corporate governance policies. Particularly of note, the Federal Decree-Law allows foreign individuals or legal […]

Thursday, 27 May, 2021

Brazilian House of Representatives approves ruling for the privatization of major Brazilian State-Owned Electricity Company Eletrobras

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On May 20, 2021, the Brazilian House of Representatives approved the text for the conversion into law of Provisional Measure No. 1.031/21 (“PM”), which deals with the privatization of the major State-owned electricity company Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras. After many discussions, the approval of the text should be celebrated, since Eletrobras’ privatization is […]

Friday, 21 May, 2021

Renewable energy diversifying Middle East’s economy

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Amidst global efforts to tackle climate change, Middle East countries are investing in clean energy sources. Considering such countries are among some of the world’s top oil producers, increasing their renewable energy capacity is directly linked to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) have set goals to achieve 50% […]

Friday, 7 May, 2021

Published New Gas Law aiming at the expansion of the national gas pipeline network

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On April 9th, 2021, it was published Federal Law No. 14,134/2021, which provides for the activities of transportation of natural gas and of outlet, treatment, processing, underground storage, conditioning, liquefaction, regasification, and trade of natural gas (“New Gas Law”). The New Gas Law aims, especially, to expand the network of transportation gas pipelines, which today […]