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Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

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

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The decision of Law Society president Martin Mears to drop his working party on entry to the profession has largely gone unnoticed. Mears invited me to join the working party because I had acted for the Council of Legal Education when it ran into difficulties introducing a selection system to reduce numbers seeking entry to […]

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Council hopefuls slug it out for a seat

STARKLY opposing views on the leadership of Law Society president Martin Mears divide the two by-election candidates battling for a seat on the society’s council. Andrew Holroyd, a former president of the Liverpool law society, has sent a letter to all members of the Merseyside constituency slating rival candidate John Callaghan. The letter says Callaghan […]

CPS strike threat grows as Lyell snubs talks

A ONE-day strike by CPS lawyers appears more likely following Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell QC’s refusal to hold talks over the future of the service. The CPS section of the Association of First Division Civil Servants will meet this week to discuss its response after Lyell turned down a request for talks. A ballot […]

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