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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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The kids are alright

Marriott Harrison lawyer Andrew Astachowicz may be a hotshot property practitioner, but the home where his heart is resides in San Salvador There is a small but growing band of Arsenal FC supporters living in a San Salvador children’s home that have Andrew Astachowicz to thank for their devotion to the North London football club. […]

Split decisions

At most such conferences, competition between law firms is at its most fierce when it comes to party time, and the IBA was certainly no different. On the Tuesday night, for example, a whole host of leading firms went head-to-head – Allen & Overy (A&O), Norton Rose, D&P (DLA & Partners), SJ Berwin and CMS […]

Allen & Overy in Greek securitisation hat trick

Allen & Overy (A&O) advised the Hellenic Republic on its third securitisation of receivables in Greece.The deal involved s2bn (£1.37bn) of receivables from lottery tickets.The firm was approached by the banks in the summer and was also brought in to advise the Republic. Fresh-fields Bruckhaus Deringer was brought in at execution stage to advise the […]

Goodbodys on financial project for Irish govt

Dublin firm A&L Good-body has won a mandate from the Irish government to create a single regulatory authority for financial services. The firm was one of four invited to tender for the project. The Ministry of Finance said it was chosen on the basis of cost and “the level and depth of experience and comprehensiveness […]

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