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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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Legal Services Commission cuts 600 jobs

The Legal Services Commission (LSC), which runs the legal aid scheme, is to axe 600 jobs over the next three years. The commission said the job cuts, which will see LSC’s headcount reduce from 1,700 to 1,100 by 2011, is part of its bid to reshape its business support directorate. As part of the initiative, […]

Howard Kennedy merges with DMA

Howard Kennedy has completed its second merger in as many months, despite making 46 redundancies earlier in the year. The firm has merged with London boutique DMA Legal after joining forces with personal injury boutique Douglas-Mann & Co at the start of September (The Lawyer, 1 September). In June, Howard Kennedy’s three-partner media practice left […]

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Speechly Bircham helps GO3 sign David Beckham

Speechly Bircham has advised food maker GO3 on the launch of a healthy ­eating food range endorsed by David Beckham. The firm advised on the development ;of ;the ­company, which is linked to frozen food maker Findus and financially ­supported by a Norwegian family. The team was led by client partner Ian Timlin, who oversaw […]

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