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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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It is always difficult to know when to blow the whistle publicly. For many in the profession this piece of mine will be heretical and arrant nonsense; for others (perhaps more at the epicentre) it will be a long overdue exposure. For most, perhaps, it will simply be another milestone on the road to realisation. […]

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The Law Society has rejected claims in The Times that solicitors are working in legal limbo because its new £2.5 million computer system has failed to send out their practising certificates in time. The article said the Law Society was breaking the law by failing to discharge its functions under the Solicitors Act 1974. In […]

MOD ban on gays may be resolved in European Court

THE GOVERNMENT’S decision to continue the ban on homosexuality in the armed forces looks set to cause a clash between it and the European Court of Human Rights. The decision by the Ministry of Defence is expected to be announced later this month when the internal review of the policy is made public. The report […]

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