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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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In brief: Top spot for Linklaters on M&As

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Litigation Writs 08/04/97

A property development company which claims to have lost more than £100,000 after its selling agents took a secret profit and failed to pass on a higher bid is suing for compensation. Amalgamated Berkshire Developments has issued a High Court writ against Duncan Fletcher, of Sandon, Essex, and Ricketts Boreham Bliss, of Bow, London E3. […]

In brief: Recruitment drive bolsters Freshfields

City firm Freshfields has elected 16 lawyers to its partnership. The appointments, which take effect from 1 May, raise its partnership count to 183. Six of the new partners are at the firm’s London office. Other appointments are at its offices in Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Bangkok, Beijing, Hanoi, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Pinsents and Halliwells link rumoured

Pinsent Curtis’ name is being linked with Halliwell Landau as a merger partner in Manchester. Since the breakdown of Halliwells’ merger talks with fellow Manchester firm Cobbetts last month, the city has been awash with speculation. It is known that prior to the Halliwells/Cobbetts talks, Pinsent Curtis had both firms in line as potential merger […]

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