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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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Top US mediator Shapiro sets up Euro shop in London

PROMINENT US mediator David Shapiro has moved to the UK to lead a new European mediation and dispute resolution practice based in London. The European office of US-based JAMS/Endispute, JAMS Endispute Europe, opened last week in the offices of City firm SJ Berwin & Co. JAMS stands for the Judicial Arbitration & Mediation Services, which […]

TJG's US connection pays off as firms merge

Taylor Joynson Garrett (TJG) is profiting from the recent merger of two US firms. Graham & James merged with Seattle-based firm Riddell Williams Bullitt & Walkinshaw in January. Riddell Williams will become Graham & James’ Pacific northwest office, making Graham & James the first major firm to provide offices from Los Angeles to Seattle and […]

Law Soc jumps gun on legal aid rates

THE LAW Society has earned itself a rebuke for “pre-empting” by several days the Lord Chancellor’s announcement of new legal aid rates for law firms. Officials at the Lord Chancellor’s Department were caught off guard last week when the Law Society announced the results of the latest legal aid pay negotiations several days early. Lord […]

Canadian firm on a roll with second govt win

CANADIAN top 10 law firm Goodman Phillips & Vineberg has won two contracts on behalf of foreign governments in two months. The Republic of Chile recently asked the firm to assist in drafting a new bilateral free trade agreement with the government of Canada. This follows Goodman Phillips winning a contract in January to draft […]

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