In an ongoing case before the Irish High Court, Maximillian Schrems has argued that the EU standard contractual clauses do not provide appropriate safeguards for transfers from the EU to the US. On 3 October, the Court decided to refer questions to the CJEU.
Simonsen Vogt Wiig publishes commentary (publisher Gyldendal rettsdata) to the Norwegian State Aid Act, which implements the EEA State Aid rules.
Oil companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf is increasingly aiming to enter into alliance contracts to reduce costs in connection with oil field developments. In this article, published at International Law Office, Partner Trym Landa discusses some basic issues pertaining to alliance contracts.
Norway has biobanks and health registers that from a world perspective are practically unique. We frequently use metaphors like "silver heirlooms" and "the new oil". The test nevertheless consists in whether the Norwegian research environments are successful in commercializing their research, and the commodities require a correct processing.
In an effort to attract new investments, Brazilian authorities made substantial changes to local content requirements for the 14th bidding round for exclusive rights to exploration and production of oil and gas. In recent years, these requirements have been one of several factors contributing to a dramatic decrease of both investment and activity in Brazil`s oil and gas industry. In light of the recently concluded 14th bidding round, it may seem that Brazil once again is becoming a desirable destination for international oil companies.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled in a Grand Chamber decision on 5 September 2017 that Article 8 of the European Convention of Human Rights on the right to respect for private and family life and correspondence had been infringed when an employer had monitored employees' electronic communications without informing employees about the employer's monitoring policy.