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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 […]

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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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CJC lays out advice for litigants in person as legal aid cuts beckon

The Civil Justice Council’s (CJC) long-awaited report into litigants in person has been broadly welcomed by the legal profession, although doubts remain over whether it will have any lasting impact. The 94-page report Access for Justice for Litigants in Person addresses the need for a simpler, fairer and more efficient way for litigants in person […]

HIGHLIGHTS: The Lawyer Debate No 5: Direct access to the Bar

As in-house counsel look to cut costs, the lower overheads associated with going straight to a barrister look increasingly attractive. At the fifth in The Lawyer’s debate series last week, a panel chaired by Bar Council chair Peter Lodder QC discussed the major issues of direct access to the bar. As well as cost, the […]

Proskauer bolsters Hong Kong presence with launch of Beijing office

US firm Proskauer Rose has launched a representative office in Beijing, three years after announcing its intention to open in the Chinese capital. The New York-headquartered firm first entered Asia in 2008 with the launch of an office in Hong Kong (9 September 2008). The Beijing office, its second in Asia and 13th worldwide, currently […]

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