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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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Called to account

Law firms have enjoyed a light touch under the self-assessment regime, but the taxman is now placing partnerships under closer scrutiny The self-assessment tax regime started life some 10 years ago. The monitoring was intended to take the form of periodic ‘enquiries’ into tax returns by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Until recently law […]

Legal market splits on merits of Valentines Day

Hammonds is courting female clients by inviting them to a Valentine’s Day party at Holts Jewellers in Hatton Garden, London. Over fifty women attended the event including representatives of Clydesdale Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Abbey UK Corporate, Bank of Scotland, Barclays Bank, Venture Finance, BDO Stoy Hayward LLP and Deloitte & Touche. […]

Walkers and Mourant merger talks collapse

Offshore heavyweights Walkers and Mourant have called off merger talks. The merger would have created the world’s largest offshore firm. Walkers managing partner Grant Stein said the firms had held a series of meetings this week and agreed that there were synergies between the firms. “However,” he added, “in evaluating what was best for each […]

How to get a shred in law

It’s no secret that there’s no love lost between media law firm Carter-Ruck and Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, but Tulkinghorn has heard relations may have become a tad more strained. Media and entertainment set 5 Raymond Buildings (5RB) recently held a quiz night where the great and good from the defamation world […]

DLA Piper scales the AIM ranks as market confidence weakens

DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of Norton Rose, which has the highest number of AIM clients in the market at 65. DLA Piper has added another four companies to its roster of AIM clients, but is still a few short of […]

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