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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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EU leads way in move to single global standard for automatic exchange of information

Following the announcement on 9 April by HM Treasury that the UK will develop a multilateral tax information exchange agreement with Germany, France, Italy and Spain (G5) based on the intergovernmental agreements entered into under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), a total of 17 EU nations have now announced their intention to […]

Bristol

Bevan Brittan becomes latest firm to announce redundancies

Bevan Brittan has launched a redundancy consultation process with three lawyers and six support staff, the firm announced yesterday. The Bristol-headquartered firm said three associates and senior associates from its commercial and infrastructure team are affected, along with six support staff from human resources and finance. In a statement Bevan Brittan said the legal jobs […]

Simpson Thacher bolsters Apax links with CC funds associate hire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett has snared a key Clifford Chance funds senior associate with close ties to private equity houses Apax Partners and BC Partners. Seema Shah joined the US firm last week after spending a period on secondment to Apax during its Apax VIII fundraising, which reached first close in March 2012. She was […]

London

Speechly Bircham and Withers merger vote just days away

Withers and Speechly Bircham will vote next week on whether the two firms should merge to create a £170m firm, The Lawyer has learned. Both firms are holding an interim vote next week – Speechly on Tuesday (21 May) and Withers on Wednesday (23 May). Withers said it “will be an opportunity to discuss how […]

SJ Bye Bye

The shock news that the name SJ Berwin might be about to disappear from the world is today’s number one legal market water-cooler topic. As we exclusively report today, the firm is gearing up for a vote on a global merger with Asia-Pacific firm King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) that would see the UK outfit’s […]

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