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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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New body lobbies for co-op laws

LAWYERS have formed a new association to lobby the Government on updating the laws affecting co-operatives. The launch of the Co-operative Law Association, in Manchester, was inspired by the UK Co-operative Council, concerned that outdated law was holding the sector back. Law firms Croftons and Slater Heelis of Manchester and Malcolm Lynch of Leeds join […]

Stein in New Orleans trial

HIGH-profile sports lawyer Mel Stein is heading for America next month where he will appear as a defendant in a major fraud trial. Stein, a former partner at London firm Finers, was implicated in the case of one of his former clients. Cuban businessman Carlos Miro was jailed for almost nine years after the collapse […]

Tax barrister jailed after record trial

LINCOLN’S Inn barrister Bernard Cunningham was sentenced to 15 months in jail for his part in a tax fraud that resulted in the longest ever criminal trial of its type. Cunningham, of Michael Jump’s chambers at 24 Old Buildings, was convicted on two counts of falsely misrepresenting or concealing the true nature of purchases and […]

Jaques & Lewis sued over land deals

CITY firm Jaques & Lewis is being sued by a Swedish bank over alleged land deal losses of u14.75 million. Bank Svenska Handelsbanken lent the sum to the Chainrock Corporation, based in the Netherlands Antilles, secured against land. The bank, in a writ issued by Clifford Chance, says the firm failed to validate a mortgage […]

Bar wants to play on level fields

There are two thrusts to the bundle of recommendations from Lord Alexander’s committee on standards at the Bar. The first is the proposed complaints and compensation system to meet the needs of the public and follow the promptings of the legal ombudsman and the Royal Commission. More public tribunals will be welcome. That the Bar […]

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