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Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

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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Like the lawyers at Pinsent Masons, Tulkinghorn does most of his reading in the office with the white-tiled floor. The cubicle might be small, but it is a good place to get through a Churchill biography or two. Unfortunately, a Pinsent Masons partner recently had a less than relaxing read of his favourite tome in […]

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Plans to give the FSA power to grant immunity to whistleblowers are fine in principle – but clear guidelines are needed, argue Tom Epps and Shula de Jersey. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling recently announced plans to arm the Financial Services Authority (FSA) with statutory powers to grant immunity from prosecution to individuals who […]

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#Pannone has given one of its independent consultants the role of head of environment after he successfully took work from a major Hammonds client. Pannone had begun advising BASF on corporate work and used Keith Davidson of Environmental Law Consultancy to extend this to environmental work. “I wasn’t looking to come into a partnership role,” […]

LG: “frustrating and disappointing”

Well you have to hand it to LG’s managing partner Hugh Maule. Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Well you have to hand it to LG’s managing partner Hugh Maule. When commenting on his firm’s results (PEP down by 3 per cent, revenue up by just 2 per cent) Maule laid his cards on […]

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