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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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Beachcroft Wansbroughs’ senior partner has been overtaken in the honours pecking order. The Right Honourable Lord Hunt of Wirral MBE, aka Lord of the Scousers, has been usurped by partner Lesley Webber. Webber was a beneficiary of the recent round of Jubilee honours, being made an OBE for services to the property industry.Hunt’s MBE, the […]

Corporate Summary

CMS Cameron McKenna (Anthony Loring, Louise Wallace) advised Bridgepoint Capital on the proposed sale of its interest in Golden Wonder Group. Most of the Golden Wonder brands will be purchased by Longulf, advised by Denton Wilde Sapte. The Wotsits brand will be sold to Frito-Lay, part of PepsiCo International and the owners of the Walkers […]

FIRM PROFILE: Poppleston Allen

Licensing firm Poppleston Allen is preparing for new legislation Earlier this year licensing specialist Poppleston Allen recruited Addleshaw Booth & Co’s Paddy Whur into its Nottingham office (The Lawyer, 18 March).Poppleston Allen co-founder Jeremy Allen Says: “There is a huge philosophical difference between working in a large firm and a smaller one. We have 35 […]

European Trends

Times of economic depression test the market and precipitate emerging trends. With this in mind, now is a good time to take a look at the European market. While the deal flow may not be as robust as it was this time last year, the consolidation process among law firms is still underway and there […]

McDermott wins former Jones Day Brussels head

McDermott Will & Emery has hired Jones Day Reavis & Pogue’s former Brussels head to its Washington DC office.Antitrust partner Joseph Winterscheid spent 24 years at Jones Day, where he was responsible for setting up the firm’s Brussels office in 1989.McDermott has made no secret of its aim to broaden its EU competition practice and […]

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