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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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Dentons lawyerless in China as Sidley raids Beijing office

Denton Wilde Sapte has lost all of its Beijing lawyers, including partner and recently promoted head of the China group Tang Zhengyu, to Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Dentons has pumped significant resources into Asia over the last year, but the departures leave the firm with no lawyers in the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC).Zhengyu […]

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Linklaters (Christopher Arend) advised the Dow Chemical Company on the construction financing of a pipeline for the transport of ethylene between Stade and Teutschenthal in Germany. De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek advised Dow on Dutch law with King & Spalding advising on US law. Debt financier Commerzbank advised by Bingham Dana on US law, White & […]

Mayer Brown hikes partnership by two

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s insurance and reinsurance group has promoted two assistants, Ingrid Hobbs and Will Glassey, to the partnership. Glassey joined the firm two years ago from Herbert Smith and is a professional indemnity specialist. Hobbs’ practice includes product liability, professional indemnity and political risk insurance.

Taiwanese firm breaks Chinese deadlock

Lee and Li has become the first Taiwanese law firm to open an office in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) The Shanghai venture gives Lee and Li its first foreign office.Lee and Li will use the office to advise Taiwanese and global clients on foreign direct investment in the PRC. It advises the Taiwanese […]

Holland & Knight staff set to lose pay and jobs

US firm Holland & Knight’s cost-cutting exercise continues apace as it imposes swinging pay cuts for lawyers and other staff members Last week the firm admitted that 60 lawyers and 170 other staff were to go (The Lawyer, 6 May).Although managing partner Robert Feagin would not specify how much salaries would be lowered by, it […]

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