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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 […]

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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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Osborne Westphalen Alliance splits

The Osborne Westphalen Alliance (OWA) will cease to exist following a breakdown in relations between German firm Graf von Westphalen and Osborne Clarke. Talks were abandoned after the integration process slowed and Osborne Clarke made an offer to a number of partners in the Cologne office of Graf von Westphalen. Nine partners from Graf von […]

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Quality should count The following is a personal view. The fact that the Lord Chancellor has yet again overlooked the employed bar when awarding QCs clearly hurts the credibility of what is a good quality mark. The employed bar provides quality advocacy in the written form like many top self-employed chancery barristers. For example, an […]

Weil Gotshal Frankfurt wins four partners

US firm Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ Frankfurt office has recruited one of Germany’s most prominent private equity rainmakers from German firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener. Gerhard Schmidt, who resigned from Beiten Burkhardt last Tuesday, will take fellow corporate partners Heiner Drüke, Stephan Grauke and Uwe Hartmann with him . Schmidt is one of the […]

It's hard to be humble

Eversheds’ new Manchester office is open and ready for business, and the firm is feeling just a little bit pleased with itself. Not only was the competition to find a name for the building a roaring success, with the inspired “Eversheds House” the victor, but the firm has decided to issue a guide on how […]

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