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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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Ukraine introduces criminal liability of businesses

On 1 September 2014, criminal liability of legal entities will be introduced in Ukraine. The president of Ukraine signed a relevant law, under which amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine come into effect. Criminal liability arises if an authorised person (such as a director or other persons entitled to […]

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UK lawyers less wealthy than Bric counterparts

UK lawyers are lagging behind their counterparts in the developing world when pay is compared to average gross domestic product (GDP) per capita, according to new research. Senior lawyers from Brazil, Russia, India and China earn on average 23 times the average GDP per capita, compared to salaries of 5.4 times GDP per capita in […]

Lawyers and politicians red-faced over will

People normally leave their cash to relatives, animal sanctuaries or their cat. Not the Government. But the Tories and Lib Dems had to return a £520,000 donation to the Treasury this morning after accepting money from a pensioner which may not have been for them. The name partners at Bristol-based Davis Wood were no doubt […]

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MAB reports profit and turnover rise with PEP hitting £616k

South East firm Matthew Arnold & Baldwin (MAB) has reported a 57 per cent jump in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2012/13 financial year, rising from £390,000 to £616,000.  According to early results from data in this year’s The Lawyer UK 200 (12 August 2013), the increase puts the firm above a […]

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