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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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General counsel and executive vice president to launch institutional entertainment and media practice at US firm US firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton has snapped up Walt Disney Co’s general counsel and executive vice president to help the firm launch an institutional entertainment and media practice.Louis Meisinger joined Disney in 1998, where he headed up […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – SAFEWAY

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Travers Smith Braithwaite and Skadden Arps set to clean up on NTL restructuring

Travers Smith Braithwaite and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom are set to rake in millions of pounds worth of fees after resurrecting faltering cable operator NTL. At stake is $68.4m (£42.7m) of potential income that NTL, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection more than a week ago, set aside for its plethora of […]

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