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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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A mysterious conflict has forced Allen & Overy (A&O) out of the role of corporate adviser to the Netherlands’ Aegon, giving Clifford Chance an in on the e133m (£91.7m) management buyout (MBO) of Unirobe. Aegon is taking a 45 per cent stake in Dutch-based chain of insurance sellers Unirobe, which is being sold off by […]

Microsoft shakes up in-house lawyers as EC competition case gathers speed

Microsoft is decentralising its European legal function and recruiting senior lawyers to head up important individual jurisdictions. The legal reshuffle coincides with Microsoft’s fresh attack on the antitrust case built against it by the European Commission. The software group has appointed new directors of law and corporate affairs in France and Germany and is hunting for the right person to […]

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