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Clinical Trial Complications Post-Brexit

Clinical Trials – Brexit guidance for sponsors that have a UK presence For sponsors running clinical trials with any UK presence, it is important to start considering preparations for Brexit now. Substantial changes may be needed which can have timeframes built into the Brexit process. If making these changes is…

The GDPR and Businesses Outside the EU and EEA

Where a business is based outside the EU and the EEA but collects or processes the data of citizens of member states, the GDPR is engaged. For simplicity, such businesses are referred to here as non-EU businesses. In today’s blog we will explore such businesses’ potential need to appoint a…

Lawful Bases for Processing Personal Data Under the GDPR

In this edition of the GDPR article series, we will explore the lawful bases a business can rely on to process data, and the limits it must observe under each ground. In earlier articles, we explained that organisations need to tell people why they are collecting personal data and what…

Processing Personal Data

A practical approach to maintaining compliance with the GDPR (This is the second blog in the series written by Alex Matheson) The GDPR provides that personal data should be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it…

DIFC employment law – consultation paper published

The Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) intends to refresh its employment laws. Under proposals set out in a consultation paper published last week, a new employment law would be introduced to replace the DIFC’s existing employment law. Background The central pillar of employment law in the DIFC is DIFC Law…

Legal Update: Foreign ownership restrictions in the UAE

The foreign ownership restrictions that currently apply to UAE limited liability companies are expected to be relaxed in 2018. Background Most companies established “onshore” in the UAE are limited liability companies (or “LLCs”). Under Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 (the “Commercial Companies Law”), an LLC must be at least…