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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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Global ANZ review extends panel from nine to 32

Baker & McKenzie and DLA ally Philips Fox have scooped places on the global legal panel of Australian banking giant ANZ along with Australia’s big six. ANZ conducted a wholesale review, expanding its roster of external counsel from nine firms to 32. The new panel includes all of the big six Australian firms: Allens Arthur […]

Lord Steyn appointed chair of Takeover Panel appeal board

Former Law Lord Lord Steyn will be the new chairman of the Takeover Panel’s appeal board when the current incumbent Sir Andrew Leggatt steps down in October. Steyn’s appointment was announced by Lord Justice Clarke, the Master of the Rolls, yesterday (13 July). Leggatt has held the position for five years. Steyn retired from 10 […]

Standard Chartered bolsters in-house with IT law hires

Standard Chartered has bulked up its IT law capability with the appointment of private practice lawyers in its Singapore and London offices in an effort to broaden its in-house team. The investment bank has hired associate Denis Low from London-based technology boutique Kemp Little. Stephanie Bennett, an associate from the Hong Kong office of Bird […]

Dechert rejigs UK pay to keep up in salary war

Dechert rejigs UK pay to keep up in salary war” />Dechert has overhauled its UK salary structure in a bid to compete with its US rivals, at the same time as a raft of US firms bump up their salaries further. London managing partner Steven Fogel said Dechert had introduced a new flexible salary structure […]

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