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Bermuda allows cannabis investment funds

By Elizabeth Denman Bermuda’s authorities have given the go-ahead for investment vehicles interested in taking advantage of the legal cannabis sector. Elizabeth Denman of Conyers Dill & Pearman explains why this offshore jurisdiction is the clear choice for setting up ventures investing in cannabis-related enterprises. Investment in cannabis businesses, either directly or through an investment fund, […]

New strategy for providing free access to government data

By Jürg Schneider, Christophe Gösken On 30 November 2018 the Federal Council adopted a new open government data strategy for providing the public with free access to government data. From 2020 onwards, all government data will gradually be made available for free and in a computer-friendly format. Replacing a previous version, the new strategy is mandatory for the […]

TMT Annual Report: Evolutionary Tale

Fernando Resina da Silva and Magda Cocco, VdA partners, contributed for the TMT Annual Report for the article “Evolutionary tale” about digital challenges. Regardless of the industry sector companies operate in, new business models will be needed to be developed. This may be a great opportunity for lawyers. Technology is revolutionising the economy and it […]

Oil and Gas Law Review: Sixth edition

By Olivier Bustin, Luiza Savchenko The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the most populous French-speaking country in Africa and a very attractive prospect for investors owing to the richness of its natural resources, such as cobalt, copper, cassiterite, gold, manganese, diamond and petroleum In numerous official and unofficial speeches, it has been emphasised […]

Newsflash: Freehold Properties Bill

By Karl Anders, Louise Power House builders face the difficult task of building more homes whilst also maintaining positive relationships with customers and communities in the face of mistrust engendered by a developer-unfriendly media. This is against the backdrop of trying to run a successful, profitable business for the benefit of shareholders and employees in a constantly […]

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Projects/PFI Team of the Year

Norton Rose 2nd place: White & Case3rd place: Trowers & HamlinsShortlisted: Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford ChanceThe winner of the Projects/PFI Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Taylor Root, is Norton Rose. The firm’s involvement, led in both instances by partner Jeff Barratt, in the massive Taweelah A1 power project and the […]

Partner of the Year

Peter Charlton, Clifford Chance 2nd place: Vanni Treves, Macfarlanes3rd place: John Young, LovellsShortlisted: Andrew Harrison, Wragge & Co; Jacky Kelly, Weil Gotshal & Manges; Charles Wood, Denton Wilde SapteThe winner of the Partner of the Year Award, sponsored by Hughes-Castell, goes to Clifford Chance London managing partner Peter Charlton. Despite being rebuffed for the second […]

4 Field Court loses five to 4 Essex Court

Highly-rated shipping silk Lionel Persey QC has left commercial set 4 Field Court with four other members to join 4 Essex Court 4 Essex Court has a mid-sized commercial, shipping and European law practice and is recruiting after its acquisition of a new building at 7-15 Fleet Street, due to open next year.Other members joining […]

B&M consolidates EIM relationship

Baker & McKenzie has advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) on leasing company Locat’s euro400m (£243.2m) securitisation to fund leasing projects for small and medium-sized enterprises This is the first securitisation that the EIB has done in Italy since the new securitisation law came into effect in 1999. Baker & McKenzie won the work in […]

Ashursts establishes one-stop funds group

Ashurst Morris Crisp is setting up a financial institutions group which will bring funds and financial products expertise under one roof The group will include expertise in private investment funds, retail funds, financial products, insurance companies and financial institutions.Comprising partners Jeremy Hill, Jeremy Sheldon, Roger Walsom, Ian Webb, James Perry and Ian Mason, it will […]

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