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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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A Reading of convenience

One of The Lawyer’s news-hounds was deeply impressed last week by the selling techniques of one Christopher Avery, managing partner of Reading firm Pitmans. Over lunch at Knightsbridge trattoria San Lorenzo, Avery spied property tycoon John Beckwith a few tables away. Not perturbed by Beckwith’s newly elevated status (he was knighted in the New Year’s […]

The IT factor

IT has opened many doors, but contractual problems are rife. Nick Holland reports on the potholes and safety nets We often hear about IT contracts going wrong or ending in dispute. Perhaps the most classic example of this reached the public consciousness two years ago – the problems with the issuing of passports due to […]

Linklaters wins real estate client double

Bradford & Bingley in cost-cutting review as Dresdner picks its long-term adviser Linklaters has gained two high-profile real estate clients following competitive tenders.The firm has been app-ointed by both Bradford & Bingley and Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.The Bradford & Bingley appointment relates to a full-scale review of the bank’s property portfolio to cut costs. Linklaters partner […]

Weil Gotshal gets go-ahead for Singapore fling

Weil Gotshal & Manges has received regulatory clearance from the Singaporean authorities, which clears a path for it to form a joint venture with strategic partner Rajah & Tann Singapore firm Rajah & Tann is a member of the Andersen Legal worldwide network, but according to an Andersen Legal spokesperson, there is no conflict between […]

Fairmays leaves Bahrain

Fairmays is pulling out of its ill-fated Bahrain office at the end of March, following a sharp downturn in work since the events of 11 September The firm moved to the region in 1991, just as the Gulf War started. Work was not forthcoming because of the conflict and it took 12-18 months before any […]

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