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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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A&O redundancy programme ends with 400 layoffs

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Work Life Quiz: Paul Johnson, Kings Chambers

What was your first-ever job? Apprentice pipelayer, Wales Gas. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Resolving how to deal with the irascibility of a partner I worked for. It did resolve itself and we got on very well. I should add that I thought he was the best lawyer I ever worked with. Where’s […]

Dewey Paris head quits for King & Spalding

Atlanta-based King & Spalding has hired Dewey & LeBoeuf Paris-based arbitration head Eric Schwartz to launch in France. Schwartz, who was managing partner of Dewey’s Paris office, is joining with arbitration senior counsel James Castello. Schwartz, who has served as the secretary general of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, […]

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LG and Nabarro promote three partners apiece

Nabarro and LG have both made up three partners this year, a fall from the five apiece promoted at the firms last year. Nabarro_125.jpg” /> Simon Johnston Two of those promoted at Nabarro are based in London and one in Sheffield. They are real estate dispute resolution lawyer Nick Lloyd and construction and engineering lawyer […]

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