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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?

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A landmark judgment by an English court upheld a central principle of ancient Islamic funding after a unique challenge was made against it. The significance of the case is heightened as Islamic financing is becoming an increasing feature of large-scale deals in the Middle East, carried out alongside Western banks.Also, business finance company Datamonitor reported […]

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Clifford Chance Pünder partners Peter Nägele and Hans-Josef Schneider are going head-to-head in a battle to become Germany’s next managing partner Real estate lawyer and Europe managing partner Nägele will take on the current joint Germany managing partner and finance lawyer Schneider.Co-managing partner of Germany Michael Weller is not standing as he is returning to […]

Simmons in merger talks with Watson Farley

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