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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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Linklaters suffers Crossrail conflicts

LINKLATERS has been forced to dump a number of clients after it was discovered that the firm had a direct conflict of interest with the UK Government on the controversial Crossrail project. The firm won the mandate to advise the Department for Transport (DfT) as government sponsor of Crossrail, but also advised four objectors to […]

Taylor Wessing raids Lawfort to boost Brussels

The European expansion of Taylor Wessing continued in November with the launch of a local law capability in Brussels. Taylor Wessing has hired three partners from the former Belgian Landwell network member firm, Lawfort, to beef up its offering in the city. Until now the firm had maintained an EU and competition outpost serviced from […]

Introduction: Partnerships

Is there anything closer to the heart of lawyers than the structure of their own partnerships? Numerous changes to the structure of partnerships are currently being debated,with forces at play such as the Government’s proposals to introduce multidisciplinary partnerships (MDPs),which were unveiled last month (17 October).The recommendationsgo a step further than those made by Sir […]

International report: Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, france

Managing partner: Françoise Ciaudo-Ginestié Turnover 2004: €10m (£6.8m) Estimated turnover 2005: €15m (£10.1m) Total number of partners: 18 Total number of fee-earners: 60 Main practice areas: Commercial, corporate, employment and tax Key clients: Apax Partners, Castorama, the Moulin family Number of offices: Four Locations: London, Lyon, Milan and Paris For a French law firm, Ginestié […]

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