This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 03 May 2015

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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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McKenna Long government contracts chair moves to Covington with 18 lawyers

A team of five McKenna Long & Aldridge partners, including government contracts chair Fred Levy, have opted out of their firm’s merger with Dentons and are set to join Covington & Burling along with seven counsel and seven associates.  McKenna white collar chair Michael Scheininger, product liability defence practice head Ray Biagini, bid protest practice head Jay […]

Baker & McKenzie appoints two new partners in Vienna

Baker and McKenzie has recruited two new partners to its Vienna office: Christopher Urtz and Georg Krakow. Urtz, professor at the University of Salzburg, was appointed partner for tax law, and Krakow, former senior public prosecutor, was appointed partner for compliance and white collar crime law. 

Baltics

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins split to form new alliances

Pan-Baltic firms Lawin and Raidla Lejins & Norcous have both split up, with the two reforming to establish new alliances spanning the region. LAWIN’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices have joined forces with Raidla’s Estonian office to form Ellex, while Raidla’s Latvian and Lithuanian offices, together with Lawin Estonia, are teaming up to set up Cobalt. […]

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Pinsents, Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal continue to dominate Aim rankings

Pinsent Masons has strengthened its lead at the top of the Aim rankings, with Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal coming in joint second. According to figures published by Adviser Rankings, Pinsent Masons gained three new AIM clients since January 2015, bringing its total number to 64. Meanwhile Carey Olsen and Memery Crystal lost four and […]

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White & Case, CC and Akin Gump advise on long-awaited Afren ‘life raft’ restructuring

White & Case is advising troubled oil and gas company Afren on a $300m (£196m) recapitalisation plan that could prove a life raft to the business plagued by expenses scandal, falling share prices and its self-report to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in March. The Africa-focused FTSE 250 company released long-awaited details of the restructure […]

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