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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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The Court of Appeal has revisited the issue of unfair relationship in payment protection insurance (PPI) claims where the payment of commission was not disclosed. The two conjoined appeals were Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Ltd and Conlon v Black Horse Ltd. Conlon argued that her claim could be distinguished from Harrison as the court had accepted that […]

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Slaughter and May has taken a lead role in advising Premier Foods on the sale of a 51 per cent stake in British bread business Hovis to Gores Group. Weil Gotshal & Manges advised US private equity firm Gores Group on the £30m deal. For Slaughter and May it will be a welcome return for the institutional […]

Potential pitfalls of digging deep: creating basements

By Dagmara Selwyn-Kuczera with assistance from Arya Hussain Subterranean excavations may be an increasingly popular method of extending a property, but such developments also carry potential pitfalls. Planning controls do not usually apply to a development that does not affect the external appearance of a property, but means of redress still exist for neighbours who […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright launches global regulation and investigations practice

Norton Rose Fulbright has launched a global regulation and investigations practice, consisting of more than 600 of its lawyers worldwide. The group draws together expertise from various practices within the firm, including antitrust and competition, financial services regulation, investigations, and tax. Norton Rose Fulbright’s antitrust and competition head Martin Coleman and investigations chief Lista Cannon […]

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