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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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Herbert Smith asks Lightman J for £2.5m costs in SMG case

Herbert Smith is about to submit a whopping £2.5m costs application to Mr Justice Lightman for work for the Scottish Media Group (SMG) in its recent action against Chris Evans. Judge Lightman recently slammed lawyers for making litigation so expensive. Herbert Smith’s bill is almost twice that of Evans’ solicitors Harbottle & Lewis. SMG’s leading […]

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Legal head departs Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless’ global head of legal Dan Fitz is the latest victim of the ongoing management shake-up at the organisation. Fitz will be replaced by Reuters deputy general counsel Andrew Garard, who starts on 2 July. Fitz is staying on for a short period to ensure a smooth handover and it is thought that […]

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With the failure of yet another group action – this time the army veterans’ claim against the MoD – the costs argument is overshadowing the real issues. Are defendants being given an easy way out? Jon Robins reports The three Ds – disappointed, dismayed and devastated, is how Trevor Ward, senior partner at Manchester firm […]

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