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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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Substituting an existing expert witness for a new expert

In Hort v Charles Trent Ltd [2012] EWHC 3966 (QB), the High Court held that a party to litigation is permitted to substitute their expert witness for another where the opposing party does not suffer delay, additional expense or prejudice as a result and the courts should only exercise their discretion to refuse permission in […]

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Essex Court defeats Debevoise’s Goldsmith in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court this week confirmed that English courts do have jurisdiction to grant injunctive relief in support of an arbitration agreement, even when there is no arbitration is in existence.  The ruling marks a loss for Debevoise & Plimpton partner Peter Goldsmith QC, who was brought in at the Supreme Court to lead the […]

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Lacking Middle Eastern promise

A tough Middle East market means setting up an outpost there requires an alternative approach Trust Dewey & LeBoeuf to road-test a Kuwaiti association firm on a rival’s behalf. The defunct firm, while still alive and kicking, had a go at a tie-up with local lawyer Jamal Ahmed Al-Shehab in 2011 following a suggestion from […]

Istanbul set to become international arbitration centre

Establishment of a globally renowned arbitration centre in Istanbul has long been discussed. There is concern over the lack of such an institution despite the increasing use of arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism in Turkey. The idea of establishing an international arbitration centre in Istanbul was first officially mooted in the Strategy and […]

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