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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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Fiona McWilliams praises a recent insolvency judgment.

Fiona McWilliams is a senior litigation assistant at Ashurst Morris Crisp. In a recent case, Mr Justice Walker fired a timely shot across the bows of insolvency practitioners, reminding them the 1986 Insolvency Act gives them special powers and, in so far as these are unique to and arise from their appointment, are incapable of […]

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Future faces of finance

The consensus of solicitors canvassed is that London is the place to find a banking specialist. The area is seen as reasonably buoyant, although one senior litigation partner at a top 10 City firm commented “it seems that the juniors are just not coming through”. “We are tending to do more and more advocacy in-house, […]

IBA chair rules out vision of united Euro legal profession

EUROPE will never see a united legal profession and will retain local Bar associations, says the president of the International Bar Association. Professor Ross Harper, addressing the Barcelona Bar Association last week about the future of a “Bar for Europe”, acknowledged the chance of common commercial law but stressed the importance of keeping domestic and […]

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