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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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HK link for Bird & Bird

SPECIALIST technology firm Bird & Bird is to move its two Hong Kong-based lawyers into the offices of Hong Kong law firm Robertson Double & Lee. Bird & Bird will now pass Hong Kong work to Robertsons, and Robertsons will pass UK communications and technology law to Bird & Bird. Bird & Bird business development […]

In brief: Banking expert moves to Rowe & Maw

Christopher Causer, former senior assistant solicitor at Lovell White Durrant, has joined City firm Rowe & Maw as a partner in the banking and projects team. Causer, a former assistant director at Lloyds merchant bank, joined Lovells in 1990, where he helped extend the firm’s PFI practice. Richard Powles, Rowe & Maw’s managing partner, said: […]

The non-lawyer who united Chancery Lane

THE NEW head of the Law Society’s bureaucracy has broken two of its long standing taboos before even setting foot in Chancery Lane. Jane Betts, who becomes secretary general on 1 August, is both the first woman and the first non-lawyer to hold the post. A further feature of her appointment, revealed last Thursday, is […]

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The rights of law-breakers to use their ill-gotten gains to take advantage of government right-to-buy legislation are being put to the Appeal Court. In one of his first cases since taking over as Master of the Rolls, Lord Woolf heard an appeal by Bristol City Council against a ruling that it must transfer a house […]

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