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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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Cobbetts chief targets post-expansion PEP hike as three partners make tracks

Cobbetts managing partner Michael Shaw has vowed to raise average profit per equity partner by 20 per cent to £230,000 in this financial year as news comes of three partner losses at the firm. Equity partner Tim Cross is set to leave Cobbetts for Leeds firm Gordons at the end of this month, while salaried […]

Norton Rose hires AXA UK co-legal head

Norton Rose has hired insurance giant Axa’s UK co-head of legal in a move that it hopes will reaffirm its place as one of the company’s key advisers. Noleen John joins the firm as a consultant in the corporate insurance team, working part-time. She was previously head of the AXA UK Group legal team and […]

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Partner trio jumps ship from EY Luther for Frankfurt launch

The exodus from German Ernst & Young ally EY Luther Menold shows no sign of slowing after three more partners left to launch a Frankfurt office for Zirngibl Langwieser. Corporate and M&A specialists Gerald Beyer and Volker Rebmann and finance partner Vinzenz Bödeker will jointly run the new office along with a fourth new hire, real estate […]

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