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Slovenia – Cryptocurrency services to prevent money-laundering

By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

Establishment of innovation scientific and technological centres in Russia and other incentives for participants

By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

Russia signs application of special economic measures due to unfriendly actions of Ukraine

By Yana Dianova On 22 October 2018, the President of the Russian Federation signed Decree No. 592 “On the application of special economic measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of Ukraine in relation to citizens and legal entities of the Russian Federation”, according to which the federal government bodies, local authorities, organizations and individuals under […]

Can your workplace deal with sexual harassment allegations?

By Paula Rome Although harassment is firmly front and centre in the media it would appear in a large number of workplaces there has been little practical impact. If we now have a newly empowered workforce who are willing to raise issues and employers are not dealing having to deal with issues then some employers […]

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Vinson transfers dispute expert to bolster London

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Pinsents raids Charles Russell for insurance head

Pinsent Masons has raided Charles Russell for the firm’s joint head of professional liability. Jacquetta Castle will join Pinsents from April 24 as a partner in the firm’s professional liability practice, which comes under the 30-lawyer insurance and reinsurance group. Pinsents insurance and reinsurance head Tim Burton said: “Jacquetta is a highly rated and experienced […]

Building hurdles

The ongoing problems within the UK construction industry need to be overcome in time for the 2012 Games, says Steven Williams As Multiplex prepares to do battle in the High Court with Cleveland Bridge over Cleveland’s departure from the Wembley Stadium project, the public’s eye will be drawn to yet another high-profile construction dispute. Over […]

Top capital markets teams prepare for hybrid bond boom

Corporates will be seeking specialist help if the hybrid market growth materialises, says Matt Byrne Last year credit rating agency Moody’s published a rethink on its criteria for rating so-called ‘hybrid bonds’. The move, coupled with last year’s International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) acccounting changes, pressed the button on what some analysts are predicting will […]

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CMS, Freshfields and Pinsents land Aspire’s £8bn MoD PFI deal

CMS Cameron McKenna, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons all landed roles on the biggest Private Finance Initiative (PFI) accommodation contract in the UK advising a Carillion-led consortium. The £8bn Allenby/Connaught project was awarded to the consortium by the Ministry of Defence for the redevelopment of barracks at Aldershot and garrisons on Salisbury plain. The […]

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