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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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Lawson-Cruttenden in bid to stop peace campaigners ‘harassing’ arms makers

Tim Lawson-Cruttenden, the scourge of animal rights activists, has turned his attention to peace campaigners in a High Court case for EDO Technology, which makes weapons and weapon-related equipment for the US and UK governments. EDO is attempting to prevent a group of peace activists from pursuing an alleged harassment campaign. It obtained a temporary […]

MoFo, Cooley, Davis discover cure for bird flu vaccine feud

Morrison & Foerster, Cooley Godward and Davis Polk & Wardwell have been instrumental in ending a row between the Tamiflu vaccine inventor and its producer. MoFo’s litigation and arbitration chair Cedric Chao and Cooley Godward biotechnology partner Bob Jones acted for Californian biopharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences in the dispute with pharmaceutical giant Roche over the […]

Finger flingers

The 2005 Rock, Paper, Scissors International World Championship was held in Toronto last month. As more of a whist, backgammon and bridge afficionado, Tulkinghorn is mystified as to the nature of this so-called game, but is assured it is a wide-spread pastime, notably on the far side of the Atlantic. It involves two players making […]

Akin Gump coordinates operations for 24-hour handling of international deals

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is tackling the time zone challenge head-on by boosting its efforts to maintain a 24-hour operation. The firm has begun to increase the coordination of its 24-hour services between its offices in Houston, London, Washington and Dubai in order to meet the demands of being an international law firm. […]

Harper Macleod supports autism advocacy service

Harper Macleod supports autism advocacy service” />Scottish firm Harper Macleod is providing pro bono support for a new advocacy service being launched by one of the UK’s leading charities for people with autism. The National Autistic Society’s (NAS) advocacy for education service offers free telephone support from trained volunteers who provide advice on the provision […]

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