Technology Licenses & Transactions

Written by Roxanne Chow

As speculation on the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin continues (see the article “The long search for Satoshi Nakamoto”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36168864), so too does the question of how we can widen the application of blockchain technology to other areas.

The key attributes of blockchain technology are
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If data is the new oil, then the Dubai Government is keen to tap the well. Dubai’s recently issued “Dubai Data Law” (the Law) is a one of the latest examples of the progress being made by the Dubai Government to diversify and “future-proof” its economy and society – a strategy brought into even greater focus given the recent backdrop of plummeting oil prices.

It is hoped that the Law will unleash a wave of freely available data about the emirate, and encourage greater innovation by both businesses and individuals.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Law is that businesses, and indeed individuals, that produce, own, publish or exchange any data related to the emirate of Dubai, may be required to make that data available freely, or at least exchange that data with other “Data Providers“.
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Written by Hugh Goodwin

After a slew of negative publicity and business community backlash in the wake of the June 2015 issuance of Lease Tax Ruling #12, the Chicago Department of Finance has offered relief for prior non-payment of the Chicago Lease Tax, provided that a voluntary disclosure application is
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By Florence Guthfreund-Roland & Mathilde Hallé

On September, 11th 2015, the European Commission launched a new public consultation on the evaluation of the legal and regulatory framework for the electronic communications sector.

This consultation follows the Commission’s communication on the “Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe” dated May, 6th 2015,
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Written by Joanna Sykes-Saavedra and Greg Manter

In complex sourcing transactions, all sides are quick on the draw with calculators at the ready when it comes to determining formulas for charges or caps on limitations for liability. However, another point of negotiation that similarly requires a sharp pencil is the
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Written by:  Heng Loong Cheong, Joyce Chan, Samuel Yang, Louise Crawford

DOMESTIC BANK CARD CLEARING MARKET OPENS UP

Only a few months ago, the State Council’s announcement of the Decision on the Implementation of Market Access Administration in relation to Bank Card Clearing Institutions (the “Decision“) marked the
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