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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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Book of the night

While perusing the shelves in his local bookshop recently, Tulkinghorn came across a little-known tome entitled The Comfort of Sin: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the 1990s. What is perhaps more surprising is that the author, writing under the pseudonym of Richard Goodall, is actually a partner at Radcliffes Le Brasseur. Not hitherto known as a […]

Deals summary

Herbert Smith (Stephen Wisking, Jonathan Scott), has obtained European Commission merger clearance for Andersen’s UK merger with Deloitte & Touche. The deal, which was entered into on 9 April 2002, was cleared by the commission on 1 July 2002. Macfarlanes (Charles Meek, Stephen Drewitt) advised 3i on a £35m funding package for Partners for Finance, […]

CC’s West Coast drive lures Brobeck lawyers

Clifford Chance has continued to plunder Brobeck Phleger & Harrison, poaching associates, clients and support staff to boost its budding West Coast offices The magic circle firm, which opened its San Francisco and Palo Alto offices at the beginning of July following a high-profile raid of 18 Brobeck securities litigation partners, has made a total […]

Maples Teesdale group set for Lee & Pembertons

Lincoln’s Inn firm Maples Teesdale is facing the loss of its private client team to Lee & Pembertons The private client department accounts for around a third of the 10-partner Maples Teesdale practice, making it a core area together with commercial property and construction.The Lawyer understands that partners Ian Lane, Joan Rees and Sally Wilkins […]

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