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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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Channel 4's Trial and Error vindicated

Channel 4’s victory in a libel case will mitigate programme makers fears of police libel threats, writes Roger Pearson. DJ Freeman has won a significant victory for Channel 4, while the Police Federation has been left with an estimated legal costs bill of up to #2m, in a case where Channel 4 was sued by […]

Italy faces court action by EC over lawyers' aptitude tests. By Keith Nuthall

THE EUROPEAN Commission is threatening to take Italy to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) for making it too difficult for foreign lawyers to practise Italian law there. The commission has written to the Italian government accusing it of breaching a longstanding EU directive, requiring member states to allow foreign lawyers to practise the states’ […]

In brief: Hammond Suddards hires European academic

Hammond Suddards has appointed Professor David O’Keefe as counsel on European affairs. Professor of European Law at University College London, O’Keefe was previously counsel at Coudert Brothers’ Brussels office.

Freshfields opens office in Italian capital

Freshfields has opened an office in Rome, as predicted last week in The Lawyer. The new office consists of six lawyers, all of whom are Italian qualified except the partner in charge, Neil Faulkner, who has transferred from London. It is Freshfields’ seventh office on the continent, bringing its total world coverage to 17 offices […]

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