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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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White & Case is launching a major push on high-yield work with the appointment of its first full-time New York partner in the practice. Jonathan Cahn trained at New York’s high-yield powerhouse Cahill Gordon & Reindel before departing 18 months ago for King & Spalding.Now he is joining White & Case to spearhead the firm’s […]

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In an effort to confuse UK lawyers, some US lawyers sabotaged last week’s feature (‘Manhattan Transfers’) so it showed an inverted picture of New York, thus confusing anyone trying to find new clients there. That’s one view – another would be that Tulkinghorn assumed responsibility for pictures (one likes to try one’s hand at everything […]

Lovells sets up cross-border IP service

Lovells has launched an intellectual property (IP) initiative to ensure a seamless-service pan-Euro-Asian capability. This is intended to integrate Lovells’ IP practices across the two continents with those of merger partners Siméon & Associés, Ekelmans Den Hollander and Boesebeck Droste.In a new international role, Stephen Hayward, co-head of the firm’s Asian IP and technology group, […]

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