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Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

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 […]

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Clifford Chance hit by West Coast defection

Clifford Chance’s West Coast practice has lost its first partner in the region, as an anti-trust and trade regulation lawyer joins Cooley Godward. Partner Craig Waldman is joining Cooley Godward’s Palo Alto office where he will be based in the anti-trust and trade regulation group. Waldman transferred from Clifford Chance’s New York office in late […]

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Linklaters boosts Paris with key hire

Linklaters has secured a leading private equity partner for its Paris office from Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Michel Frieh will join Linklaters in September, working alongside private equity partners Alain Garnier and Fabrice de la Morandiere. As first revealed by thelawyer.com/lawyernews (April 13), Frieh was known to be leaving Willkie Farr’s highly-rated Parisian office. His […]

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Hertz lawyer steps into Jimmy Choo in-house role

Former Hertz in-house lawyer Hannah Merritt has scooped one of the most coveted jobs in the legal market. Über-glamorous shoe designer Jimmy Choo has recruited Merritt to be its first in-house lawyer. The designer received a truckload of CVs from lawyers anxious to get a job with the fashion icon. Merritt acknowledged the attraction of […]

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