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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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Solicitors in Northern Ireland are celebrating an increase in taxation rates for legal aid cases, following a long and hard-fought battle to bring their rates of pay more into line with those in England. The High Court last month increased the hourly rate for legal aid taxation to £61.50 – a rise of 35 per […]

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Dibb Lupton Alsop’s Liverpool office is branching out into corporate recovery and mainstream defendant insurance work, as part of an office expansion programme. Insurance specialist Robert Muttock, corporate recovery lawyer Richard Drinkwater and professional indemnity specialist Andrew MacLeod have moved to Liverpool from the firm’s Manchester office. Dibbs has also recruited intellectual property specialist Julian […]

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