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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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Chris Fogarty reports Oldham Borough Council’s appointment of a solicitor to tackle obnoxious council tenants is attracting interest from other local authorities. In a legal first for a council, solicitor Naseem Malik is dealing solely with nuisance neighbours and anti-social behaviour. Malik is working on a number of legal initiatives including a tough “plain English” […]

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Chancery Lane report 'naive' says SPG

The Solicitors Property Group (SPG) has attacked the Law Society for excluding it from discussions on whether solicitors should be encouraged to sell property. In a letter to the society’s property and commercial services committee, the group, which represents 150 firms, slammed a report on property selling prepared by the committee and presented to council […]

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Lewis Silkin acted for stockbroker John East & Partners in the £10 million placing of new shares for UK telecommunications operator Interoute Telecommunications. The placing coincided with Interoute’s listing on the AIM. Row & Maw acted for Interoute.

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