McDermotts in Brussels move

McDermott Will & Emery is launching an assault on European competition work with a possible expansion into Brussels.

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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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Gouldens has lost one of its longest-standing clients as a result of the Foot-and-Mouth crisis.The firm is advising on the £102.6m sale of Old English Inns to pub operator and brewer Greene King. Tourism-reliant pub chain Old English went on the market after the Foot-and-Mouth epidemic affected its target earnings.The sale to Greene King, which […]

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As Kamesh Bahl prepares for her appeal gainst the Law Society, she speaks out about how the case has affected her sanity and her finances After more than a year of silence, Kamlesh Bahl has decided to speak out. The former vice-president of the Law Society, who became embroiled in the most high-profile discrimination case […]

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Addleshaw Booth & Co and Pinsent Curtis Biddle have negotiated one of the largest education outsourcing deals ever witnessed.Addleshaws advised EduAction and Pinsents advised the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on a £200m contract for EduAction to manage and deliver education services to the London Borough of Waltham Forest.EduAction is a joint venture between […]

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