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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 law of 6 April 2013 introduces substantial changes to Luxembourg’s securities legislation. The law now allows the issuing of securities in dematerialised form whereas previously only the issuing of registered and bearer securities had been possible. The new law also modernises current legislation on book-entry securities in particular drawing inspiration from the work carried […]

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Michael Oberwarth, legal information manager Michael Oberwarth has been legal information manager at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin since August 2003. He previously worked at Baker & McKenzie and Nabarro. How has your role changed during your time at the firm? When I first joined MAB nearly 10 years ago the firm was much smaller and […]

Conyers provides BVI advice on Canacol credit agreement with banking syndicate

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided British Virgin Islands (BVI) advice in connection with Canacol Energy Ltd’s credit agreement for a $140m senior secured term loan with a syndicate of banks. The syndicate is led by Credit Suisse as lead arranger, sole bookrunner and administrative agent, and Citibank, Export Development Canada and Corpbanca as mandated […]

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Network Rail ensures lawyers will avoid cattle class

We all know what it’s like when you’ve booked a first-class ticket and there’s no space. Having to squeeze into the cramped standard-class section for the full trip home can be a pain, especially on a Friday when you wanted to use the time to reply to those last few emails you’d left for the […]

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Freshfields and Hengeler lead as CVC seals €3.1bn German buyout

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and German independent Hengeler Mueller have taken lead roles on CVC Capital Partners’ €3.1bn (£2bn) acquisition of energy metering group Ista from private equity rival Charterhouse Capital Partners. The mandate marks Hengeler’s first major announced deal for CVC, which has previously turned to Clifford Chance and Freshfields for advice on the majority […]

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