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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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SPG talks to First American

The Solicitors Property Group is to meet the title insurance giant First American to discuss the group’s plans to establish a network of solicitors property centres. The move follows the announcement that a second US title insurance company, Stewart Title, has joined forces with marketing firm Conquest Legal Marketing in a bid to establish a […]

A matter of convenience

re: “Solicitor who ‘broke any law that was convenient’ struck off” (The Lawyer, 8 April). If the former partners of Freeses did, indeed, break “any law that was convenient” what, one wonders, did they do when up against the many inconveniences with which Parliament has obstructed those of fraudulent intent? Stephen C Miller Harper Macleod

In brief: Keep minimum salary says committee

The Law Society training committee is to recommend to the next council meeting in June that a £10,000 minimum salary for trainee solicitors should remain. The decision, announced in last Thursday’s council meeting, follows a letter by five former Trainee Solicitors’ Group (TSG) chairs to Law Society president Tony Girling, in which they threatened to […]

Jersey warns lawyers of laundering threat

Lawyers and accountants are being targeted by money launderers, Jersey’s senior finance civil servant has warned as he unveiled proposals for a tough new anti-money laundering law for the island. Colin Powell, States of Jersey chief adviser, warned a conference of 350 financiers in Jersey last week that money launderers were turning to lawyers, accountants […]

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