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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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Ashurst turnover up 17 per cent” />Ashurst has boosted turnover 17 per cent soaring through the £300m mark with a record turnover of £323m. In 2007 Ashurst posted a stellar 28 per cent increase in turnover, which took the firm to a turnover of £275m. Managing partner Simon Bromwich said: “The busy first six months […]

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Clifford Chance tightens belt” />Clifford Chance has slashed its staff canteen subsidies and cut the opening hours of its deli and restaurant, in the latest cost-saving measure at the firm. The firm has doubled the price of evening meals in staff restaurants by scrapping the 50 per cent subsidy that the firm provided for those […]

Freshfields, OC and Simpson in $1.1bn Best Buy tie-up

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Osborne Clarke and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett scooped lead roles on the transatlantic Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy joint venture worth $1.1bn. The collaboration will see UK telephone retail business Carphone Warehouse team up with US electronics retailer Best Buy, which will launch operations in Europe for the first time. The deal […]

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