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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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Constellation Energy hires St Paul group counsel

Constellation Energy Group, the parent company of a number of energy-related businesses, has hired Kathleen Chagnon to replace outgoing vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary David Brune Chagnon is moving from her current in-house role as corporate group general counsel at insurer The St Paul Companies.Company president Mayo Shattuck said: “We conducted an extensive national […]

Mace & Jones wins Pannones partner

Mace & Jones has appointed private client partner Katherine Peterson from Pannone & Partners to head the firm’s private client department Peterson has been at Pannones since 1995, prior to which she was a member of the personal tax department at Pinsent Curtis.

Informative… how?

Tulkinghorn would not be human if he didn’t get swayed by a little bit of flattery once in a while. And so it is with Ian Henery & Co solicitors.The firm sent a charming little letter praising The Lawyer, commenting: “In particular we enjoy Tulkington [sic] since he makes us laugh as well as being […]

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Senior restructuring assistants had better start polishing up their CVs. White & Case is the latest US firm to target the insolvency market by hiring Dan Hamilton from CMS Cameron McKenna. White & Case is following in the footsteps of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, which made its first foray into this market a few […]

We shall not be moved

It seems that Scottish firm Dundas & Wilson has been the most reluctant to leave the now defunct Andersen network. The Andersen switchboard is still operational, and if you ring it up and ask for any of the Dundas partners, the receptionist will put you straight through. None of the other former Andersen Legal firms […]

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