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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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Briefs

Quantum hearing against Lloyd’s Names Society of Lloyd’s (Plaintiff) v Terence William Fraser & ors (Defendants) (1998) QBD Commercial Court (Tuckey J) 4/3/9Interpretation of Equitas Reinsurance Contract in hearing on quantum issues. In an earlier judgment (22 January 1998) in these RSC O.14 proceedings it had been decided that Lloyd’s had produced evidence which complied […]

Victory for mothers who work

Roger Pearson looks at a case which involved two women who were fired for not returning to work when their maternity leave had ended. A recent Appeal Court ruling in respect of the employment rights of women wishing to return to work after maternity leave is estimated to have implications for as many as 25,000 […]

Goodwill or cut, thrust and a lack of trust?

Antony Gold says conditional fees have the potential for damaging solicitor-client relationships and that CFAs could have a negative effect on the public’s perception of lawyers. Antony Gold is head of litigation at Eversheds. It is said that the Lord moves in mysterious ways and Lord Irvine is no exception. The proclamation of intent to […]

In brief: TSG helpline gets short shrift

A helpline set up by the Trainee Solicitors’ Group received just 42 calls in its first six months, a third of which were concerning poor training and abuse at work.

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