Authorities reduce local content requirements for oil and gas activities in Brazil

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. Read more.


Monitoring employees' electronic communications may infringe the right to privacy

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. Read more.