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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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O’Melveny hires Hunton & Williams counsel

O’Melveny & Myers is making the most of the battered telecoms sector by setting up a specialist regulatory group. James Young, former general counsel at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon Communications) and of counsel at Hunton & Williams, will be moving to O’Melveny as a partner. Kimberley Newman is also joining from Hunton & Williams, where […]

DLA hires for Scottish tech push

DLA has launched a Scottish telecoms, media and communications (TMC) practice, with the hire of McGrigor Donald technology and intellectual property (IP) specialist John McKinlay McKinlay has previously acted for 3i and Elixent in the acquisition of IP rights from HP, for computer games company VIS on publishing agreements with PlayStation 2, as well as […]

De Brauw dumped by top client KLM

Dutch airline terminates De Brauw’s ‘house lawyer’ role over Alitalia advice In a damning move, Dutch national airline KLM has severed its ties with chief adviser De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek over advice given by partner Pierre Nijnen on its alliance with Alitalia. KLM said it has ended a ten-year relationship with Nijnen as its ‘house […]

Pitmans

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That Slaughter guy

Slaughters competition veteran Malcolm Nicholson is as unique as the firm he works for. And as Helen Power reports, it certainly hasn’t done him any harm Malcolm Nicholson may be the grandaddy of competition law, but when it comes to getting his photo taken he is like a recalcitrant five-year-old. Although Slaughter and May must […]

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