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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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Constants loses P&I ace to Ince & Co

Ince & Co has scored a major coup with the appointment of highly-regarded protection and indemnity (P&I) lawyer Graham Crane. Crane was a partner with 22-partner shipping firm Constant & Constant. His practice encompasses all aspects of dry shipping, with particular expertise in trade disputes, P&I and Defence Club matters. He also specialises in French […]

Simmons in talks for Beiten merger

BBLP alliance in jeopardy as ailing German firm turns to Simmons; Moquet Borde and Pavia left in the cold Simmons & Simmons is in negotiations with German firm Beiten Burkhardt Mittl & Wegener over the formation of an alliance.It is anticipated that if the alliance goes ahead it will be with a view to a […]

Manhattan transfers

Allen & Overy has big plans for New York. But can any UK firm really mount a serious challenge in Wall Street? Jon Robins reports The boardroom of Allen & Overy’s New York office, 24 floors above Madison Avenue, boasts a spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline and well beyond. However, managing partner Carl Sheldon […]

Law Society ditches equal opportunities committee

As Bahl wins discrimination case, committee is dropped to save cash The Law Society, which was last week found guilty of sexual and racial discrimination against former vice-president Kamlesh Bahl, intends to abolish its equal opportunities committee.Last Thursday (5 July), an employment tribunal in Watford found that Bahl was racially and sexually discriminated against by […]

Firms wait on MoD's choice for Scotland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is choosing a law firm to handle its provision of all legal services in Scotland. According to an MoD spokesman, the decision, based on a tendering process, should be announced in the next two weeks. The successful firm will advise the MoD on all its Scottish affairs for five years.Scottish […]

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