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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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Johnson Stokes & Master has successfully defended Hong Kong’s richest woman, who was last week cleared of forging her late husband’s will to inherit his fortune, following an epic eight-year legal battle. Prosecutors dropped charges that Nina Kung falsified the will and attempted to pervert the course of justice after the Court of Final Appeal […]

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Another week and another firm opening in Munich. Last week it was the turn of Latham & Watkins, which joins Kirkland & Ellis, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, Weil Gotshal & Manges and White & Case, among others.

Manches merges with City boutique

Manches has acquired the bulk of seven-partner City firm Marshall Ross & Prevezer, which has dissolved its partnership. A total of 25 staff, including four partners and eight assistants, joined Manches on 28 November. The firm is best known for property, but also handles corporate and asset finance-based litigation. Founding partners Mark Prevezer and Richard Marshall have joined Manches, along with […]

Morton in landslide win for top job at Freshfields

Guy Morton has been elected senior partner at Freshfields after knocking out his two London opponents in the first round. Morton, head of the financial services regulatory practice, beat Philip Richards and Graham Nicholson to the job, meaning that he secured an outright majority in the first round of voting. He will take over the […]

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