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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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Singapore firm Allen & Gledhill topped the rankings for Asian M&A in 2001, beating off competition from UK, US and Australian rivals Linklaters‘ joint venture partner Allen & Gledhill worked on 20 deals, worth A$22.1bn (£8.1bn), in 2001, according to Thomson Financial’s figures for announced M&A transactions ranked by value.Managing partner Lucien Wong said: “We’re […]

Lincoln National elects general counsel

US company Lincoln National Corporation has elected Dennis Schoff to the position of general counsel and senior vice-president He steps into the shoes of Tom Hunter, who has decided to retire. Lincoln National is the parent company of the Lincoln Financial Group of companies. It provides annuities, life insurance, pensions, mutual funds and a variety […]

Taking stock

The Barings and Enron scandals have brought to the fore the functions of company directors, accountants and auditors. Simon Barker asks: what will be the effect on their future roles? Barings and Enron provide spectacular examples of a problem that extends to all jurisdictions in which accountants, or more accurately auditors, play a significant role […]

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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Alan Samson, Stephanie Bess) represented Apollo International Real Estate Fund in the formation of two joint ventures with clients of Reit Asset Management to acquire seven UK shopping centres from Land Securities and Legal & General for £350m. HypoVereinsbank (HVB) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) funded the acquisitions. Reit represented […]

CC sets up task force in response to the Andersen fallout

Clifford Chance has set up a risk management taskforce in response to the Andersen fallout The move comes amid growing unease in the larger City law firms that the Andersen saga will have repercussions for all major professional services firms.Deputy chief operating officer Chris Perrin said: “There were bound to be lessons to learn from […]

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