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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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Loyens & Loeff appoints five new partners

Loyens & Loeff, attorneys at law, tax advisers and civil-law notaries, has invited Michiel Beudeker, Roel Fluit, Steven Lucas, Anne-Marie Nicolas and Marc Wiggers to join the firm as partners with effect from 1 January 2018. The appointment of these five partners will take the total number of partners to 110 on 1 January 2018 on […]

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Career clinic: My GC takes credit for my ideas – what can I do?

“I’m a senior lawyer in a major construction company and we’ve been undergoing a lot of change management in the last few months. The strategy consultants spent a week in our department. Our GC who barely troubles himself with what happens day to day in our business and tends to be busy “strategising” with the […]

Integration between cloud platform and case management system

Tikit, provider of technology solutions for law and professional services firms, recently announced the integration of NetDocuments cloud platform into Tikit Partner for Windows (P4W), its flagship practice and case management application. The cloud-based platform allows users to work securely anytime, anywhere and on any device.  Its integration with P4W Case Manager means NetDocuments can either be […]

Merger mania

Superlatives, exits and ridiculous names: legal market mergers in 2017

In 2017 as every year, mergers were a fact of life. But this year a number of heavyweight deals accelerated the global trend towards ever-bigger firms. Notably, many of these deals also confirmed the evergreen trend for partner fallout in the run-up to, and aftermath of, major mergers. The year began with the de-merger to […]

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