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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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7 King's Bench hires former Linklaters man as set director

Premier commercial set 7 King’s Bench Walk has taken on Linklaters & Alliance’s former director of finance. It becomes the second leading commercial set to reject the traditional senior clerk management system, adopting a City law firm approach instead. Robin Landon, who spent nine years at the magic circle firm, is the set’s first chambers […]

Sacking prompts contract decision

A High Court judge has ruled that the Unfair Contracts Act can be applied to terms of employment, writes Roger Pearson. A High Court ruling has opened an important avenue of attack for workers who want to sue their employers after being sacked. Mr Justice Morland ruled in Brigden v American Express Bank Ltd ruled […]

Brown & Wood snaps up Simmons capital partner

Simmons & Simmons has lost another top partner, this time to US firm Brown & Wood. Leading capital markets lawyer John Russell, who co-founded Simmons’ securities practice, joins the London office of Brown & Wood today (Monday). Russell is the eighth partner to leave Simmons this year and the third in two months. In October, […]

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