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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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DAC, Berwin Leighton and Constants face £3m fee headache

Constant & Constant, Davies Arnold Cooper and Berwin Leighton Paisner could all face losing at least £1m each in fees on a piece of litigation because of an anomaly in the Conditional Fee Arrangement (CFA) system.The claimant, Yeheskel Arkin – whose claim relates to alleged anticompetitive practices – is funding his case through a CFA, […]

Addleshaws tells partners: bill now

Addleshaw Booth & Co’s management is getting tough with its partners over a mounting backlog of billings The firm has proposed to withhold 10 per cent of partners’ monthly drawings from the start of the next financial year if more than 25 per cent of a partner’s annual billings are more than 90 days old. […]

Freshfields breaks EU merger barrier

The UK competition team of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has become the first to get a US merger cleared by Brussels since Mario Monti blocked GE-Honeywell.

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It must be the most drawn out tease for a very long time. Allen & Overy (A&O) has been vigorously courted by a pack of lovesick Valentines just dying to become its next HQ. Chased by Spitalfields, 201 Bishopsgate, Lehman Brothers’ Northgate Scheme and Canary Wharf, A&O has been making the most of the current […]

British Museum in legal fight over Elgin Marbles

An Anglo-Greek consortium is working with UK lawyer David Charity to investigate launching the first ever legal battle to return the Elgin Marbles to Greece All previous attempts to win back the Parthenon sculptures have been made through diplomatic channels. But an Anglo-Greek consortium, led by Greek businessman George Lemos, is backing Charity’s investigation into […]

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