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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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Lewis Silkin has lost head of employee incentives and partner Guy Abbiss to Bird & Bird, where he will lead the employee benefits and incentives team. Abbiss will remain a consultant at Lewis Silkin until February 2006. Bird & Bird has also recruited Richards Butler film finance associate David Quli (left) as a partner. He […]

Kilpatrick’s London cuts herald firmwide review

Kilpatrick Stockton has all but completed the downsizing of its London office, with former partners warning that the overhaul is likely to be rolled out to the firm’s wider network. It is understood that all of the London office’s support staff have been let go, except one catering employee, and most of the partners have […]

Management

Matt Byrne on issues facing management in the last month:

Assistant departure rate figures at alarming high
Return to form on the cards for firms’ 2005-06 revenue results n Wragge reshuffles corporate practice
Lovells’ global exec squeezed

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