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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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The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has identified 117 firms still at risk of closure as a result of being unable to secure professional indemnity insurance. There are 17 firms facing disciplinary action for failing to comply with the obligation to notify the SRA of their need to enter the extended policy period (EPP). The penalty […]

Property update — November–December 2013: non-reliance clause

Despite finding that the sellers of a property had misrepresented the planning situation to the buyers, a court upholds a clause in the contract aimed at preventing the buyers from claiming damages. If a buyer is being induced to enter into a property transaction because of something that the seller has said or done, be […]

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Hélène Darroze

I hate this time of year. People in the real world, ie one outside law, are all winding down nicely for booze-sodden lunches, without having to cancel at the last minute or keep their mobile devices somewhere that they can actually feel them. Yanked back to the office after only my starter at Café Murano […]

Acquisition finance — trends in 2013 and a look at the year ahead

By Rebecca Mauleverer and Anna Voss The last few years in the mid-market acquisition finance market have been tough for all parties. Opportunities have been fewer and the market has been more cautious and therefore slower to move when they do arise. While the market is unlikely to (and arguably should avoid) returning to the pre-‘credit […]

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