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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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BLG announces inflation-busting salary hikes

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) ignored the credit crunch and boosted its trainee solicitor salaries by above the rate inflation. BLG has upped first year trainee salaries by £4,000 from £32,000 to £36,000. For second year trainees wages have jumped by 11.4 per cent from £35,000 to £39,000, while newly-qualified (NQ) pay is up from […]

A&O slides to third in finance rankings

Allen & Overy’s (A&O) banking and finance practice is losing ground to those of its magic circle rivals as Clifford Chance widens its lead in turnover terms. During the past financial year Clifford Chance’s banking and finance practice ­generated £500m in fees; Linklaters’ took in £465.5m; A&O’s was £447m; and Freshfields ;Bruckhaus Deringer’s ;brought ;in […]

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By the book: Thomas Murphy, William Hill

He may sleep easy at nights, but the US ban on internet gambling and restrictive tax and competition regimes mean William Hill GC Thomas Murphy has plenty to occupy his waking hours. William ;Hill ­general counsel and company secretary Thomas Murphy operates in a legal and regulatory minefield. As he explains: “Gambling is one of […]

Dorsey repairs London litigation with Eversheds hire

Eversheds hire” />Eversheds’ former London litigation chief Tim Maloney has defected to US firm Dorsey & Whitney, where he joins as a partner. Maloney, who takes up his post at Dorsey on 14 August, has been drafted in to strengthen the Minneapolis-headquartered firm’s dispute offering in London. His move comes just months after Dorsey lost […]

There may be rubles ahead

The increasing mobility of international families and its strain on relationships has made it necessary for private client lawyers to understand the complexities involved in dealing with international divorce. The wealthy need to plan for a variety of challenges – tax, business and economic risk, succession and trade. Unfortunately, many of those involved in London’s […]

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