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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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Manches links up with Rubensteins

London and Oxford commercial firm Manches & Co is merging with old Gray’s Inn solicitors Rubinstein Callingham Polden & Gale next week. The surprise move will combine a potent mix of specialist expertise and strengthen existing niche areas of both practices within a new top 100 firm. It is expected to have a u15 million […]

'Old boys' dominate law

THE JUDICIARY is not representative of the community over which it presides, with 87 per cent of judges holding Oxbridge degrees and a large number hailing from public school backgrounds, a new survey claims. The study by Labour Research magazine says Britain’s judges remain “elderly, white and overwhelmingly male”. A survey of 641 judges at […]

Lord Woolf reveals plans to speed up civil justice system

LORD Woolf has unveiled some of the recommendations he is likely to make next year to improve access to the civil justice system. Among the formative plans could be limiting the numbers of judges, forcing them to work in teams to improve “case management”, and creating a new layer of “procedural judges” to shorten cases. […]

'Fundholders' still a live issue

The future of the controversial “fundholders for justice” proposals remains unclear following reports that the plans had been dumped as part of the Lord Chancellor’s Department’s (LCD) radical review. The LCD insists that the report by the Social Market Foundation is still being considered “with interest”, although insiders doubt whether the fundholders scheme can work […]

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