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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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LinkedIn has hired former Yahoo general counsel Michael Callahan to head the global professional networking site’s legal function. Callahan will take on the mantle of vice president, general counsel and secretary on 28 July, reporting into the company’s CEO Jeff Weiner.  The California-based lawyer joins LinkedIn from online real estate agent Auction.com, where he has […]

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Palamon buys majority stake in Simplify Legal Group

QualitySolicitors’ owner Palamon Capital Partners has acquired an undisclosed majority shareholding in Simplify Legal Group. Recently-established Simplify operates a business-to-business model and comprises conveyancing firms Move With Us and DC Law, and the probate specialist Chorus Law. The move is the latest extension of pan-European investor Palamon’s reach into the legal market. The private equity […]

DLA Piper’s John Whitaker features in list of top 50 development lawyers

John Whitaker, a partner in DLA Piper’s real-estate practice in Los Angeles, has been named to the Daily Journal’s 2014 list of Top Development, Land Use and Municipal Infrastructure Lawyers. The list recognises the top 50 attorneys in California whose work in the real-estate development sector has had an impact on projects that are helping to shape […]

Gateley makes key Birmingham office promotions

Gateley has made promotions that span the firm’s banking and finance, commercial dispute resolution, construction, corporate, corporate recovery, employment, real estate, residential development and commerce, technology and media teams. They include seven promotions to associate, seven to senior associate and two to legal director.

Conyers advises on the offering of $275m 8.50 per cent senior notes due 2022

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Bermuda advice to Viking Cruises Ltd in connection with the offering of $275m (£164m) aggregate principal amount of its 8.50 per cent senior notes. These will be issued as additional notes under the indenture together with the $250m aggregate principal amount of existing 8.50 per cent senior notes due 2022, issued on 19 […]

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