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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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Reed Smith has advised alongside a raft of European firms on Swedish pharmaceuticals company Meda’s acquisition of its Italian rival Rottapharm for £1.8bn. The transaction followed a cancelled IPO by Rottapharm, which failed to achieve the valuation sought by its owner, the Rovati family.  Reed Smith advised longstanding client Meda on the transaction, led by […]

Trowers climbs aboard the alternative workstyle wagon

Onshore or offshore? In-house or outsourced? Agile or not? Management issues are big news for law firms today and Trowers & Hamlins is the latest making waves. The firm is launching a new Birmingham document production hub after 34 of its secretaries accepted voluntary redundancy. The new 21-strong team will all operate from the Midlands. […]

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