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New EU Sanctions Target Russian Oil Sector, State-Owned Banks and Military Exports

Posted in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Oil & Gas, Technology

The European Union (EU) enacted Council Regulation (EU) No 833/2014 (the Regulation), which contains ‘Stage 3’ sanctions against Russia. These sanctions resemble – but in other ways are different – from the latest US sanctions, and they amount to the stiffest anti-Russian actions taken by Europe since the end of the Cold War. Perhaps most… Continue Reading

How to comply with laws that protect personal #data in the #Middle East

Posted in Qatar, Regulatory, Saudi Arabia, Technology, United Arab Emirates

Digital Identity Dominates  Having a digital identity for online browsing, transactions and interactions has become necessary to operate in this information age.  As more and more lifestyle and business services shift to the digital platform, there has been an explosive growth in personal data capture.  The “Big Data” phenomenon has the potential to transform, innovate… Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus

Posted in Outsourcing, Regulatory, Technology

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the sixth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes a white paper on preparing a statement of work for a technology or sourcing transaction, guidance on US Trade Controls for companies operating in Qatar, Saudi… Continue Reading

Data Protection in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: A Primer

Posted in Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Technology

Although some surveys of privacy law suggest otherwise, privacy requirements do in fact exist in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)and are very relevant to companies operating there or seeking to provide services to customers in KSA. Background The paramount body of law in KSA is the Sharīʿah. The Sharīʿah is comprised of a collection… Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 5

Posted in Intellectual Property, Technology

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the fifth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes articles on the running of a competitive RFP process, a note on the use of warranties, indemnities and undertakings in English, South African and UAE law and a Middle East Regional Telecommunications update. Please contact Justin Cornish,… Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 4

Posted in Intellectual Property, Technology

Latham & Watkins’ Middle East Technology, IP and Sourcing team has just published the fourth edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus. This edition includes articles on the importance of due diligence in an outsourcing transaction and on maintaining competitive pricing in a long-term services arrangement and updates on the amendments… Continue Reading

Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus – Volume 3

Posted in Intellectual Property, Outsourcing, Technology

The April edition of Middle East and Africa Technology, IP and Sourcing Focus, a newsletter from Latham’s Middle East Technology, IP, and Sourcing team, is now available. The new issue considers several topics, including the challenges that organisations looking to implement an outsourcing strategy must consider in their outsourcing agreements, updates on the eGovernment strategy… Continue Reading