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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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US-style title insurance threatens solicitors' remortgaging business

THE HEAD of a leading conveyancing firm has joined forces with an insurance company to announce title insurance plans which could deprive conveyancing solicitors of a large slice of their work. Brian Marson, of Bromley firm Marsons, has become a director of a UK subsidiary of US insurer First American Title Insurance Company. And the […]

No claims become a bonus

Some time in 1997 the former partners of accountancy firm Binder Ham- lyn will discover whether they have to pay a £105 million professional negligence claim. Law firms are following the case closely as it makes its way from the High Court to the Court of Appeal – bad news for Binder Hamlyn is bad […]

Law Society slates IR tax rewrite plan

Inland Revenue plans to rewrite the whole of English tax law have been attacked by revenue experts at the Law Society. The Government has launched a three-month period of consultation on the scheme, which will involve a team of 40 lawyers and other tax specialists. The team will spend five years rewriting nearly 7,000 pages […]

In brief: Construction expert goes to Berrymans

Victoria Russell has joined City firm Berrymans as a partner in the construction department. She was previously with Freedman Church where she was a partner for 11 years. Russell is experienced in advising employers, contractors and specialist sub-contractors on law, practice and procedure and is currently training to be a mediator and secretary of the […]

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