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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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Hodge issues dire warning on state of Law Society

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Roger Rees Keedy, 49, admitted 1979, practised as Roger Keedy & Co, Simmondley, Glossop, struck off and ordered to pay £5,071 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew and used client money, failed to maintain properly written accounts, wrongly retained money due to the Legal Aid Board, improperly retained money in breach of accounts rules. Keedy […]

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Firms spearheading a campaign on behalf of soldiers said to be suffering Gulf War Syndrome have again lost their bid to play a lead role in action planned against the Ministry of Defence. Donn & Co, Leigh Day & Co, and Roythorne & Co formed the Gulf War Action Group in 1992 after Gulf War […]

Dempsey lawyer stands up for dog's life

THE KENT solicitor who saved pit bull terrier Dempsey from death row has reacted angrily to an MP’s jibe that solicitors were cashing in due to the Act’s complexity. The accusation was levelled at Trevor Cooper last week as he gave evidence to the enquiry of the Home Affairs select committee into the Dangerous Dogs […]

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