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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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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, published by Arrow books ISBN0099410672

As both in-house and private practice lawyers wait for the next wave of consolidation to set them new challenges and devour more time, they might set aside a little quality time to read a novel and, if they are feeling guilty that something as frivolous as a work of fiction might not be the most […]

Olswang pioneers corporate finance house for assault on high-tech sector

Olswang has broken new ground in the technology sector by becoming the first UK law firm to set up a corporate finance house. Known as LongAcre Partners, it is to be established as a joint venture with US investment bank JP Morgan. Olswang chief executive officer Jonathan Goldstein says: “With the consolidation of investment banking […]

Steven Fogel

After six years as alliance partners, Titmuss Sainer and Dechert Price & Rhoads have merged. Dearbail Jordan talks to senior partner Steven Fogel about how he will cross that great UK/US divide At first glance, Titmuss Sainer Dechert‘s senior partner Steven Fogel appears to be the antithesis of the stereotypical lawyer. As opposed to having […]

Landwell ups newly-qualified pay in aggressive hiring spree

Landwell, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ tied law firm, is raising its salaries for assistants to keep in line with the magic circle. The firm, which has a turnover of only £14m, is hiking up rates for newly qualified solicitors from £35,000 to the rate also paid by Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy – £42,000. Managing partner Chris […]

Clifford Chance loses German head to Willkie

US firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher is to open its first office in Germany by taking Thomas Heymann, former Clifford Chance managing partner in Germany. Telecoms specialist Heymann is understood to be taking a team of IT/telecoms lawyers, including partner Sven Heun and Bernhard von Braunschweig. He is due to start on 1 October this […]

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