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

Since the latest update from us in September 2019, there has been no legislative changes within the jurisdiction. However, there has been a great deal of debate about the four-year medicinal cannabis pilot programme, which was introduced in Denmark in 2018.

Legal Update

The Washington State Legislature’s 2020 regular session is proceeding, and we will be covering new bills as they develop.

Legal Update

The Democratic-led House of Representatives recently took another step forward in advancing legislation to support therapidly growing cannabis industry in the United States.

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
Dawn Beddard Gowling WLG Birmingham, England +447921881464
Florencia Castagnola Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay +29 021 515
Zvika Friedman Herzog Fox & Neeman Tel Aviv, Israel 197236922020
Ellen Gielen CMS Belgium Brussels, Belgium
Juan Carlos Hernanz Cuatrecasas Barcelona, Spain
Justin Hobson Lane Powell PC Portland, Oregon - U.S.A. 5037782136
Lisa Jones Miller & Martin PLLC Atlanta, Georgia - U.S.A. 404-962-6469
Paul Kallenbach MinterEllison Melbourne, Australia
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
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
Eduardo Nogueira Pinto PLMJ Lisboa, Portugal + 351 319 74 78
Evelina Norwinski Arnold & Porter Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. 202-942-6474
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
Jeenal Shah AZB & Partners Mumbai, India
Neil Sheehy Goodmans LLP Toronto, Ontario - Canada +1 416 597 4229
Beatriz Spiess Guyer & Regules Montevideo, Uruguay
Steven Stein Greenberg Glusker LLP Los Angeles, California - U.S.A. 3107856871
Simon Thomas Campbells Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands +1 345 914 5843
Daniel Tietjen Taylor Wessing Munich, Germany
Joanne van Harmelen ENSafrica Cape Town, South Africa +27 21 410 25 00
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 Washington, District of Columbia - U.S.A. +1 202 904 2488