This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 19 April 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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Braking systems takeover accelerated by Baker & McKenzie

Baker & McKenzie advised MAT Holdings on the acquisition of Federal Mogul’s braking sector for commercial vehicles in Germany and its braking sector for passenger and commercial vehicles in France. The acquisition was structured as an asset deal in Germany and as a share deal in France. Baker & McKenzie advised MAT on contract negotiations as well as on all antitrust law, employment law and tax law issues.  “Structuring the transaction required special antitrust expertise,” commented Dr Thomas Gilles, corporate partner at Baker & McKenzie in Frankfurt.

Pastures new at Freshfields

The senior partner race at Freshfields will be fascinating to watch. The magic circle firm is widely recognised to be the only UK outfit to have built a credible top-level US presence, but with increasing competition among the global elite, the new senior partner will need to be an effective ambassador. Freshfields senior partner race: […]

Clifford Chance and Skadden latest winners in wave of food deals

Nomad Food’s move for Birds Eye owner Iglo is the latest in a spate of food deals, mostly taking place in the US, that include the multimillion-dollar acquisition of Kraft Foods in March. Iglo is headquartered in the UK and controls a 30 per cent share of the European frozen food market. It’s an attractive […]

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