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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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Rising stars in the regions

As one leading solicitor comments, counsel should have a proper grounding and know how to win a trial from the outset. For junior counsel of this calibre, 5 Stone Buildings’ Andrew Simmonds, Christopher Tidmarsh and Alastair Norris all rate a number of mentions. Also mentioned are Michael Sullivan at 5 Bell Yard, Christopher Parker and […]

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Top set turns headhunter to lure silks

Hardwicke Buildings, one of the Bar’s largest sets, has signalled the arrival of more aggressive recruiting techniques after luring top silks Nicholas Stewart QC and George Pulman QC to the chambers. Traditionally barristers have switched sets because of internal problems or dissatisfaction with the clerk, but in order to boost the number of QCs at […]

Nabarros replaces ageing IT as part of modernisation plan

Nabarro Nathanson is to spend £3m over the next 12 months on updating its computer systems across all its offices as part of its “Nabarros 2000” restructuring exercise. The firm is to replace its word processing software Wordperfect with Microsoft Word and its operating system OS/2 with Windows 95. At the same time it is […]

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