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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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Nabarros consultant asked to clear desk

Nabarro Nathanson banking and finance consultant Michael Vann has left the firm after allegations he breached unspecified procedures. According to Nabarros senior partner David Bramson, Vann was asked to leave by the practice. He said the lawyer had “failed to comply with some of our internal procedures”. But he declined to disclose further details, apart […]

TV adverts are not the panacea

Solicitors must be wondering what has happened to cost cutting at Chancery Lane. Millions of pounds are suddenly being promised for all types of advertising activities to polish up the image of solicitors. Sir Tim Bell has crossed the threshold of Chancery Lane, a sure sign that things have got serious on the image front. […]

Silks say farewell

John Malpas reports Two senior silks have retired from leading European law set Monckton Chambers. Three hundred guests gathered at the Great Hall in Gray’s Inn, London, to attend a reception held by the chambers in order to mark the retirement of Jeremy Lever QC and David Kemp QC. Lever was previously head of the […]

Expert sceptical of repressed memories

John Malpas reports CLAIMS that the repressed childhood memories of sexual abuse victims can be “recovered” by psychotherapists are not backed by science. That was the message delivered to the Family Law Bar Association’s annual conference earlier this month by chartered clinical and forensic psychologist Bryan Tully, one of a number of speakers to address […]

Canadian lawyers in financial freeze

Growing numbers of Canadian lawyers in Ontario are only earning what they generate for their firms, as part of a tough approach to partnerships designed to weather lean economic times. Harvin Pitch, of Toronto firm Teplitsky Colson, said there was a growing trend in the state towards firms operating as “profit centres”, despite obvious ramifications […]

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