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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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CITY firm Lovell White Durrant has opened its new Vietnam office after the country’s authorities granted a license earlier this month. The office, to be based in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), signals a departure from the normal route taken by UK firms moving into Vietnam. The majority of firms have chosen to base […]

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The Bar Council and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are aiming to reduce delays by co-operating under a set of service standards for the first time. The two bodies hope to ensure that prosecuting counsel receive papers early and act on them promptly, cutting down wasted time. In a joint statement, Barbara Mills QC, Director of […]

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Personal injury lawyer Douglas Stewart, aged 50, is a partner at Stewarts and an author of legal fiction. Born in Glasgow, he lives and works in London. What was your first job? British Rail porter at Folkestone Harbour. What was your first salary as a lawyer? Overpaid at u5 per week. What would you have […]

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