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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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In brief: NaCAL and Bristol Law Soc's DIY law scheme

A do-it-yourself law scheme offering members of the public low-cost jargon-free workshops on how to bring and present cases in the small claims and county courts has been launched by the National Council for Access to Law (NaCAL) in association with the Bristol Law Society. NaCAL hopes the scheme will eventually develop nationwide.

Tale of the anti-SIF mariner

As an in-house solicitor, I am relatively divorced from unfolding events at SIF. However, my employer is a fully mutual marine liability insurer which has survived and prospered for well over a century. It makes no profit but is run in a financially prudent manner, which is the only reason it still exists (shipowners are […]

Taking innovation to the regions. Rebecca Towers takes a look at the range of companies attending this year's Northern Legal Office Exhibition

Manchester’s G-Mex centre is to play host to the Northern Legal Office Exhibition for the second year running from 21-22 October. The two-day legal showcase will be organised by Truemist Professional Exhibitions, which launched the first Solicitors’ and Legal Office Exhibition in London 15 years ago. The exhibition promises a wide range of products – […]

Surfers' paradise

Will lawyers embrace the online future and become flexible hot-deskers and happy home-workers or will they resist and risk being left in the wake of their most wired rivals? Rebecca Towers investigates. Okay. So you have work due today and you are just too busy to think about tomorrow. But what about your competitors? Do […]

IBA tones down draconian MDP regulation list

The IBA has bowed to the inevitable and agreed a list of suggested rules to regulate MDPs. The IBA’s original proposals on MDPs, drafted this summer and sent to the World Trade Organisation, contained draconian rules which would have imposed more restrictions on MDPs than currently exist in many jurisdictions. But the IBA ruling council […]

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