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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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Maxwell Batley wins Land Securities as a new client

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VLG and Gunderson shed staff as downturn digs in

Two years after sparking the salary war, Gunderson cuts jobs; VLG in second round of slashes US West Coast firms have responded to sluggish technology and corporate markets by retrenching. Venture Law Group (VLG) and Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian have sacrificed lawyers in an attempt to stave off the slowdown.Just two years […]

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Separated at birth

It seems that one tennis player has found ways to fill the other 50 weeks of the year after the Wimbledon fortnight is over. Rather than traipse all over the world playing in tournaments which are mere shadows of the strawberries and mad Henmanites fest, Greg Rusedski has seemingly opted for the more exciting world […]

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