Practice & Industry Groups


World Law Group’s Cannabis Group consists of member firm lawyers with expertise in the legal issues relevant to industry participants. Our expertise includes much more than compliance-related activities (licensing, product specific taxes, regulatory compliance, etc.). For example, our expertise is critical when advising clients about the issues most relevant to the industry, such as banking, protection of IP, cross-border investments, specialized financing issues, particularized tax rules and the unique challenges in the M&A market. These issues are often complicated by differences between local and federal laws, their overlap with international treaties, and differences in cultural and political acceptance for the industry’s products. The group’s goal is to be able to tap each other’s local knowledge to provide relevant and seamless client advice, especially in cross-border investments (including research arrangements), financing and import/export challenges, in this fast-growing market.

For more information, contact this group's leaders or Hanna Shea, WLG’s Manager, Communication & Network Development.


Legal Update
On November 12, 2020, the Argentine Government issued Decree 883/2020, which modifies the regulations of Law No. 27,350 on “Medical and Scientific Research for the Medicinal Use of the Cannabis Plant and its derivatives” and creates a regulatory framework.
Legal Update
Cannabis was, arguably, the biggest winner on Election Day this year. Here in California, Election Day also opened the door to more than two dozen new local markets for cannabis businesses.
Handbooks & Guides

Contributors Gerardo Soto, Carlos Patrón, Brenda Sarrín, Giancarlo Baella of Payet, Rey, Cauvi, Pérez Abogados
explore a brief overview of laws and policies regarding the use of cannabis in Peru and the most important legal issues, from relevant legislation and general information to special requirements and risks.

Resource, WLG Collaborations

Presentation from the WLG Cannabis Group on The Vaping Health Controversy.

Main Contacts
Lewis Horowitz Lane Powell PC Seattle, Washington - U.S.A. +1 206 223 7401
Hanna Shea World Law Group Denver, Colorado - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Cristina Amaral PLMJ Lisbon, Portugal 351213197580
Dawn Beddard Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +447921881464
Constantine Boulougouris MinterEllison Sydney, Australia +612 9921 4368
Florencia Castagnola Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +29 021 515
Whitney Debevoise Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 942 5042
Lindsay Everitt Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada 416-597-4174
Zvika Friedman Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel 197236922020
Martin Gantzhorn Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +4525263636
Pedro Gaspar da Silva PLMJ
Ellen Gielen CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Juan Carlos Hernanz Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Yoon Huh Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Paul Kallenbach MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
Hamid Khanbhai Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Gundula Kjaer Bech-Bruun Copenhagen, Denmark +4525263463
Anastasia Kotenkova CMS Russia Moscow, Russia +74957864000
Brian Kujavsky Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP Montréal, Québec - Canada 514 841 6401
Mariana Larrea Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico
John Leaman Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Victor Liu Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada 14165975141
Pedro Lomba PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal 21 319 74 78
Alejandro Luna Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico +52 15 513 846 413
Laura Martinez Santamarina y Steta S.C. Mexico City, Mexico 525552795400
Daniel Mosco Guyer & Regules , Uruguay
Samantha Myers Gowling WLG Birmingham, England
Eduardo Nogueira Pinto PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal + 351 319 74 78
Evelina Norwinski Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. 202-942-6474
Myoung Oh Bae, Kim & Lee LLC Seoul, South Korea
Susanne Pech CMS Germany Berlin, Germany
Koos Pretorius ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 82 557 7927
Glenn Pudelka Locke Lord LLP Boston, Massachusetts - U.S.A. 617-239-0371
Wolfgang Rehmann Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany 089 21038281
Altair Richards ENSafrica Johannesburg, South Africa
Jessada Sawatdipong Chandler MHM Limited Bangkok, Thailand +66 2009 5000
Jeenal Shah AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Neil Sheehy Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4229
Richard Spencer Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Beatriz Spiess Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Steven Stein Greenberg Glusker LLP Los Angeles, California - U.S.A. 3107856871
Alexa Steinberg Greenberg Glusker LLP , California - U.S.A.
Simon Thomas Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5843
Daniel Tietjen Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Vsevolod Tyupa CMS Russia Moscow, Russia
Joanne van Harmelen ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 410 25 00
Daniele Vecchi Gianni & Origoni Rome, Italy +39 02 763 741
Andrea Villamizar D'Empaire , Venezuela +584142194353
Zohar Yahalom Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel
Beth Castro World Law Group Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2477
Tori Drayer World Law Group Richmond, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488
Ashley LeCroy World Law Group Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada +1 202 904 2477