Our UK cannabis lawyers advise clients on the implications under anti-money laundering laws of transacting with, advising or investing in companies which are involved, either directly or indirectly, in the legalised production of cannabis, as well as advising on the substantive criminal offences relating to cannabis.
We work closely with colleagues across our global network to provide multi-jurisdictional advice to key players in this emerging industry, including producers, distributors, investors, research and development organisations and technology providers. We have a proven track-record providing corporate and commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, litigation and disputes, and employment and labour advice to the cannabis industry, outside of the UK.
Our areas of work include
- Regulatory and criminal: Advising clients on the application of anti-money laundering laws and regulations to investments and activities in the legalised cannabis sector, as well as providing advice in relation to the approach of regulators, including the NCA and FCA, and advice on substantive criminal offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.
- Corporate: Advising legalised cannabis and service companies on various aspects of transactional and advisory work, including coordinating advice across multiple jurisdictions.
- Investment: Advising clients as regards the risks arising from investments by UK and European companies into legalised cannabis companies via various investment structures, including derivatives and cannabis EFTs.
- Insurance: Advising in relation to the potential liabilities of providing insurance to and receiving premiums from, companies active in the cannabis sector.