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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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Tarlo Lyons heads Euro IT advice group

A GROUP of European lawyers have formed a cross-border alliance to advise technology clients. The initiative, called euroITcounsel, aims to provide legal know-how on specific issues within the technology industry. UK firm Tarlo Lyons is the UK representative and co-ordinates the project. IT is one of its areas of expertise. Other members come from Austria, […]

US hi-tech firm axes UK chief

FTSE 100 aerospace company LucasVarity’s general counsel Russell Kelley has been made redundant. The move follows the company’s takeover by US-based aerospace, automotive and systems information technology group TRW. Kelley left the company on Friday with no job to go to. TRW’s existing executive vice-president and general counsel Bill Lawrence takes over Kelley’s job. According […]

Carter-Ruck calls for libel reform

Veteran libel law guru, Peter Carter-Ruck has called for an overhaul of the way defamation cases are run. Speaking at a seminar in Disneyland where the senior consultant at Peter Carter-Ruck and Partners went head-to-head with Private Eye editor, Ian Hislop, he said: “I think it is scandalous there is no legal aid for defamation. […]

Denton Hall plans first East African tie-up deal

DENTON Hall is setting up an association with an East African firm in a bid to dominate the emerging energy and finance markets. It is understood to be the first of its kind by a UK company. The firm is cementing the move by taking on East African specialist Charles Morrison, who was previously a […]

Field Fisher to get fees paid in shares

Field Fisher Waterhouse is poised to become the first City firm to accept share options in lieu of fees from developing IT clients. The firm is in discussions with two clients it is advising on refinancing projects. The innovative payment arrangements will involve a significant proportion of the fees being paid in shares. Field Fisher […]

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