Thursday, June 29, 2017

The rise (and fall?) for the ‘gig economy’

Travel ban 2.0 goes into effect despite courts saying security issues unfounded

Brazil’s President Temer Rebukes Corruption Charges

Provocative, malevolent remarks by German politicians on Erdoğan rally unacceptable: Presidential spokesperson

The cyber attack post mortem – Ukraine

Fighting Fraud in France: How Sapin II and E-Discovery Technology Can Help

Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement Implementation Date Is August 1, 2017

The Russian Trail in the Latest 'Ransomware' Attack

Lutsenko submits request to arrest Dobkin

Kyiv's court rules to consider Yanukovych treason case in absentia

White House could offer to roll back sanctions in first Trump-Putin meeting

How Russia and others use cybercriminals as proxies

Комітет сенату США схвалив надання летальної зброї Україні

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

U.S. lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations

California's New Transgender Regulations: What Employers Need to Know


History and Historical Mystification: Critical Observations on Badiou’s Politics

Alain Badiou is one of continental philosophy’s most original and creative minds.  Hus politics can be understood as evading both the temptations of analytical political theory and post-modern skepticism through his metaphysics. 

#DisinfoReview: A return to medieval times?

This week, pro-Kremlin disinformation time-travelled to medieval times, suggesting that the West and/or NATO planned to reduce Russia after the fall of the USSR to the size of the historical Grand Duchy of Moscow. For those who can't quite recall the borders of that Grand Duchy, you can find a map here. Like in any good spy novel, it all supposedly came from secret documents obtained by Russian intelligence services – soon handed over to Sputnik apparently. There was no further information concerning why the West and/or NATO had a plan to divide Russia according to medieval territorial borders, but the curious disinformation was repeated both in Russian and English outlets. Needless to say, the claims were not accompanied with any proof of the existence of such a 'Grand Duchy plan'.

Ukraine: Council confirms political agreement on temporary trade preferences for Ukraine

"These measures are a gesture on our part of tangible political and economic support to Ukraine. Given the difficult situation Ukraine is currently facing, we hope to proceed swiftly with the implementation of this regulation "

French Employment Law Reforms Awaited Under Macron’s Presidency

"Employment and Labour is one of the three key focus areas for President Macron – he has pledged to simplify French laws, reform the labour market and show France is open to business." 

A brief history of sex contracts through the ages

Merkel's Gay-Marriage Pivot Makes Her Harder to Beat

Petro Porochenko: «J'aime beaucoup le style Macron»

СМИ Скандинавии: Путин — творец украинской нации

President on the Constitution Day: Ukrainians have carried the understanding of the importance of equal rights, democratic system and responsible government through the ages

President: Complete reboot of the Supreme Court of Ukraine will ensure independence and impartiality of law

Russia: EU prolongs economic sanctions by six months

Obama Choked on Russia Long Before the 2016 Election

Artificial Intelligence at Law Firms: The New Standard for “Smart” Lawyers

CfP: Metamorphosis of Labour: Social Identity, Mobilization, Integration, Representation; Conference, Brussels 9–11 November

International Conference 9-11 November 2017, Brussels 

Emiliano Acosta (Vrije University of Bruxelles), Tiziana Andina (University of Torino), Gabriele Bischoff (EESC), Roberto Ciccarelli (Journalist at Il Manifesto), Silvia Contarini (University of Paris Nanterre), Rocco Cangelosi (CIME), Georges Dassis (EESC), Virgilio Dastoli (CIME), Marc De Vos (University of Ghent), Filip Dorssemont (University of Louvain – to be confirmed), Maurizio Ferraris (University of Torino), Monica Jansen (University of Utrecht), Jean Lapeyre (Collège d’Europe – to be confirmed), Mara Santi (University of Ghent), Morag Shiach (Queen Mary University of London), Elly Schlein (European Parliament), Richard Sennett (LSE, NYU – to be confirmed), Enrico Terrone (FMSH), Massimiliano Tortora (University of Torino), Gertrudis Van de Vijver (University of Ghent), Luca Visentini (European Trade Union Confederation).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Пенсии после реформы: сколько будут получать украинцы и сколько получают в других странах

New York City Follows Trend in Predictable Scheduling Law

Constitution Day (Ukraine)



Social mobility: radical reform urged to repair divided Britain

H.R. 3004 – Kate’s Law

WP: Манафорт получил от украинской Партии регионов 17 миллионов долларов

Death-penalty symposium: The court keeps treating a fatally diseased death penalty

Ukraine : Macron veut placer son action dans le cadre des accords de paix de Minsk

More wetwork in Kyiv – IC Colonel assassinated

For Sale: Puerto Rico

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own comparison shopping service

U.S. top court tosses ruling against religious school subsidies

Huge cyber-attack at Ukraine organized by Russian intelligence services – advisor to interior minister

Ukraine large enterprises, institutions under massive hacker attack

Officer blown up in car in Kyiv collected proof of Russian aggression for Hague court – media

„Wir sehen auf dem Balkan eine schleichende Islamisierung“

Monday, June 26, 2017

“Winter” is coming (and got arrested for trying to recruit SBU officers)

In The Weeds: Florida Lawmakers Provide Medical Marijuana Guidance For The Workplace

Ukrainian chief taxman Nasirov's pretrial measures extended for another two months

Brazil's President Michel Temer charged with taking bribes

Banks' blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform

Four Tips to Find Unclaimed Money

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

Today's unanimous Supreme Court decision is a clear victory for our national security.  It allows the travel suspension for the six terror-prone countries and the refugee suspension to become largely effective. 
As President, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm.  I want people who can love the United States and all of its citizens, and who will be hardworking and productive.  
My number one responsibility as Commander in Chief is to keep the American people safe.  Today's ruling allows me to use an important tool for protecting our Nation's homeland.  I am also particularly gratified that the Supreme Court’s decision was 9-0.

Not Until the Loving Decision Legalizing Interracial Marriage Did the Supreme Court Denounce White Supremacy

IRS Cautions Taxpayers to Watch for Summertime Scams

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning that tax-related scams continue across the nation even though the tax filing season has ended for most taxpayers. People should remain on alert to new and emerging schemes involving the tax system that continue to claim victims.

“We continue to urge people to watch out for new and evolving schemes this summer,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Many of these are variations of a theme, involving fictitious tax bills and demands to pay by purchasing and transferring information involving a gift card or iTunes card. Taxpayers can avoid these and other tricky financial scams by taking a few minutes to review the tell-tale signs of these schemes.”

Frequently asked questions: Guidelines on disclosure of non-financial information

The SFS fight – Round 1 to the PM

Volodymyr Groysman about the blockade in Donbass: Billions of revenues were redirected from the Ukrainian budget to the Russian due to the leaders of the blockade

The campaigners of the blockade in Donbas staged in January this year have acted in strict coordination with the Russian side and in fact facilitated the transfer of industrial assets and minerals from Ukrainian mines to the aggressor state. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in an interview with

President Macron sees Anne de Kiev as important figure in Ukraine-France relations

Meeting between the Presidents of Ukraine and France: We are determined to expand the agenda of our bilateral cooperation

Russia is aggressor in Donbas, which is common knowledge – Macron

Google to Face EU Antitrust Fine as Soon as Tuesday

4 Ideas to Help You Create An Inclusive Work Environment

Trump travel ban: US supreme court partially lifts block on order

Definitive Guide to Ethics & Compliance Training

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Behind Brave Face on Sanctions, Russia Is Already Adjusting

China’s New Cybersecurity Law: The 101

Remarks by President Trump at Signing of the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

Kyiv's court arrests Huzhva for 60 days, UAH 544,000 bail set

Андрей Илларионов: Главная проблема — это не коррупция

Дело Гужвы: ГПУ показала новое видеодоказательство

Opinion analysis: In regulatory takings case, court announces a new test

Human Rights Dialogue between the European Union and China

Day three PARIS AIR SHOW 2017 - Demonstration flight of AN-132D

The re-militarisation of Artsyz airfield (Odessa)

Los Angeles City begins “Ban The Box” enforcement July 1, 2017

В Овальный кабинет за секонд-хендом

The National Bank of Ukraine Adopts a Decision to Revoke the Banking License and Liquidate Diamantbank PJSC

On  22 June 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine, upon the proposal of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, issued Decision No. 394-D On Revoking the Banking License and Liquidating Diamantbank PJSC

Oleksandr Turchynov: Ukrainian forces should be armed with domestic tank “Oplot”

Ukrainian forces should be armed with domestic tank "Oplot". This was stated by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov during his familiarization with the production of armored vehicles at SE "Malyshev Plant" in Kharkiv.

Ukraine informs foreign partners about Donbas reintegration bill

3 Things to Know Before South Korea's Moon Jae-in Meets Trump

Kyiv today

Тайные действия Обамы в попытке наказать Россию за вмешательство Путина в выборы

4 ways Trump and the GOP congress will cost you money

And on the Seventh Day, Let Them Rest… or Work—If They Want!

The Dominican Republic’s New Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act

In an effort to bring the Dominican legal framework up to date with new international standards, on June 1, 2017, the Executive Power of the Dominican Republic promulgated the new Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act 155-17 (“New Law”). 

Rule of law in a democratic society



Qatar given 10 days to meet 13 sweeping demands by Saudi Arabia

Friday, June 23, 2017

Diversifying from Russia: Don’t stop now...

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine based on the findings of the independent auditor Ernst & Young (EY) has decided to inject another UAH 38.5 billion into PrivatBank (Kyiv), Finance Minister Oleksandr Danyliuk said. editor-in-chief Huzhva facing up to 10 years in prison, seizure of property

Editor-in-chief of the online newspaper Ihor Huzhva is facing up to 10 years in prison along with the seizure of property, according to the article of the Criminal Code mentioned by the Ukrainian prosecutor general's press secretary in his case.

Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

StranaUA searched – Editor Igor Guzhva arrested

Kolomoisky comments on EY audit report on nationalized PrivatBank

Turchynov announces check of all from occupied territories who want to get biometric passport

Ukrainian President about the continuation of the European sanctions: Sanctions give an opportunity for Russia to start fulfilling the Minsk agreements

Emmanuel Macron au Figaro : «L'Europe n'est pas un supermarché»

Trump, Russia and a Shadowy Business Partnership

Don't look now, but the US-Russia relationship is getting very bad

Trump wanted better ties with Russia. He isn’t getting it.

Hong Kong Permits Third Party Funding of Arbitration

Partnering for Success: The Role of the Partnership in Legal Tech

Theresa May makes 'fair and serious' offer on rights of EU citizens in UK

Solicitor’s start-up aims to tackle the big issue

New York City Mayor Signs "Fair Workweek" Bills (with Jeffrey Landes)

#DisinfoReview: Nuclear bomb over Lithuania?

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Rada requested to strip 5 lawmakers of immunity from prosecution

About 120 Ukrainian servicemen killed in ATO since year's start

Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says

New Texas law bans application of foreign laws

How bitcoin works

Ukrainian President had a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

"The Head of State also informed the Secretary of Commerce on the plans of privatization in Ukraine and noted the opportunities  for the appropriate involvement of American investors."

The line between a racial slur and free speech

Für den Zusammenhalt der westlichen Demokratien verheerend

Trump réaffirme le soutien de l'Amérique à l'Ukraine

Trump calls Ukraine the thing Ukrainians hate the most

5 Legal Consequences of Diving ‘All In’ on Social Media

Theresa May drops key manifesto pledges from Queen's speech

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Restructuring & Insolvency in the USA

Punishing Barclays for 2008 Would Be Strange Justice

The Emotionally Fit Founder, Part Two: Traits of Emotionally Fit Leader

PrivatBank (and others) assets head to auction


Integration: New Skills Profile tool to help non-EU nationals enter the labour market

MH17: Mirror of Russian Terror

Remarks by President Trump and President Poroshenko of Ukraine

Ukrainian and U.S. militaries reaffirm their strategic bilateral partnership

Ukrainian and US military delegations discussed further bilateral cooperation and reaffirmed long-term strategic partnership in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. The Ukrainian delegation held consultations with Deputy U.S. Europe Commander General Timothy Ray and Director of Strategy and Planning General David Allvin. The US party reaffirmed the U.S. support to Ukraine.

Eastern Europe and the Rule of Law

Treasury Designates Individuals and Entities Involved in the Ongoing Conflict in Ukraine

Ukrainian President meets Trump

Ukrainian President met with U.S. Secretary of Energy

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
The President expressed gratitude to the American party for a significant practical assistance in the enhancement of energy security of Ukraine and noted interest in broader attraction of modern American technologies and advanced experience in the sphere of energy in our country.

Skirmishing Over Syria

Putin, Iran and Assad test the Trump Administration.

9 ways to go from married to single in a hurry

Selling a business: Tax issues

S Corporation Election for Limited Liability Corporations