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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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Criminal suspects. In a surprise ruling, the USSupreme Court has reaffirmed that the police must read suspects their four fundamental rights, including the “right to remain silent” – the so-called “Miranda rights” beloved of US detective series. One of two dissenting judges said the decision “converts Miranda from a milestone of overreaching” into one of […]

Arnold & Porter in LA swoops for IT and showbiz niche firm

Washington DC firm Arnold & Porter is dramatically increasing its Los Angeles practice by taking over a niche IT and entertainment firm. It is acquiring Blanc Williams Johnston & Kronstadt in a move which adds 12 lawyers and expands its intellectual property and technology practice to 60 lawyers worldwide. Eight of the lawyers join Arnold […]

Flotation

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented the Swedish Ministry of Industry, Employment and Communication, acting for the Kingdom of Sweden, on an offering of shares in national telecoms company Telia AB. Partner Sebastian Sperber led a team of two on the deal. Sullivan & Cromwell acted for Telia AB while Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & […]

The Firm

The Lawyer Awards, where a marvellous night was had by all – well, nearly all… Clive Anderson: …and the award for Legal Personality of the Year goes to… Jack Straw! No, just a little joke there. Oh, apparently it isn’t. The legal personality of the year is Jack Straw. Now, I’m told Jack’s a very […]

UBS Warburg’s global general counsel quits

UBS Warburg Dillon Read is losing its global general counsel as he considers returning to private practice. Mark Harding is leaving the investment banking subsidiary of UBS after four years and will be replaced by Warburg Dillon Read’s current general counsel for the US, Bob Dinerstein. Harding joined UBS in 1996 from Clifford Chance where […]

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