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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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A teenager on work experience at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been jailed for five months after stealing thousands of pounds from the magic circle law firm. Titilayo Olaifa, who was on placement in Freshfields’ accounts department through the Career Academies UK internship programme, stole 11 cheques and wrote six totaling £60,000 to herself. Four of […]

McGrigors’ City team head quits; partner count dwindles

McGrigors’ London office has suffered a further partner departure, with ­capital markets head Martin Finnegan quitting to join Nabarro. The news comes just weeks after former managing partner Colin Gray left for Eversheds along with banking partner Colin McKay, who lost the firm’s leadership election earlier this year (TheLawyer.com, 4 June). McGrigors managing partner Richard […]

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SIV restructurings alone do not a structured finance industry make

Despite a stay of execution, structured finance lawyers are still at risk, says Julia Berris in New York Layoffs have begun to plague law firms on both sides of the Atlantic, with transactional teams in particular starting to dwindle in size. Despite being the darling of the boom ­period, structured finance has been one of […]

Jobs: moves roundup

• Former Irwin Mitchell partner Lesley Graves has joined Sheffield firm Ashton Morton Slack as a consultant in the personal injury division. MOVE OF THE WEEK • Former Irwin Mitchell partner Lesley Graves has joined Sheffield firm Ashton Morton Slack as a consultant in the personal injury division. • Memery Crystal has strengthened its dispute […]

Dickson seals US tie with French kiss

The alliance between US firm Willkie Farr & ­Gallagher and the UK’s Dickson Minto was sealed over the strength of the ­former’s Paris office. Dickson Minto senior partner Alastair Dickson said that, although the firm had worked with Willkie in the US, it enjoyed a much closer relationship with its French partners. “We know the […]

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