Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mexico showcases its commitment to investment protection in general – whether through arbitration or not

Due Diligence

#DisinfoReview: Keywords of Disinformation: Genocide, Nazi – and the World Cup

What could genocide and Nazis possibly have in common with the 2018 FIFA World Cup? Nothing would be the most obvious answer. But for the pro-Kremlin disinformation campaigners all these three topics serve as sources of inspiration.

This week, it was all about creating a smokescreen around one of the most important frontlines: Ukraine. As we have seen before, the increased violence in Donbas – like recently - is preceded and accompanied by an intensified disinformation campaign in pro-Kremlin media.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ukraine business powerbrokers battle for D.C. influence

Prosecutors collect in Donbas enough evidence of Russia's financing terrorism, armed aggression against Ukraine

Bill on citizenship to be revised on issue of Ukrainian collaborators in occupied territories – Poroshenko

Symposium: The Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act are two ships that pass in the night

Although the Supreme Court’s decision today in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis was a close one (5-4), the result was not surprising, in light of the court’s recent decisions establishing the primacy of the Federal Arbitration Act over other, potentially conflicting federal statutes.  At issue was whether the FAA’s mandate to enforce arbitration agreements according to their terms was displaced by Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act, which grants employees “the right … to engage in other concerted activities for … mutual aid or protection.”  In particular, the employment agreements in these three consolidated cases all required the employees to arbitrate their work-related disputes on an individual basis only.  So the question was whether the NLRA’s protection of “other concerted activities” created a substantive right to pursue group legal action that invalidated the agreements, by displacing the FAA’s mandate to enforce class and collective action waivers in arbitration agreements.

Facebook threatened with removal from EU-US data pact

U.S. urges Russia to end its aggression in Ukraine due to increase in violence


Ukrainian President signed amendments to the Customs Code aimed at supporting and developing domestic shipbuilding

President Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On Amendments to the Customs Code of Ukraine on Preserving and Developing the National Shipbuilding Industry" during the visit to "Nibulon" LLC in Mykolaiv. "I wish fair winds and following seas to the Ukrainian shipbuilding," the Head of State said, signing the document.
"Every effort must be made to provide legislative protection for the Ukrainian industry, in particular Ukrainian shipbuilding," the President said.

How GDPR Will Transform Digital Marketing

Why Do Americans Stay When Their Town Has No Future?

Denmark begins global legal campaign to recoup tax fraud billions

The orbit of sovereignty

Торговля людьми по-русски

“They think it’s all over……it is now!” Ukraine rolls up organised crime in football

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


22 мая Национальная полиция Украины провела масштабную облаву на футбольных мошенников. Проведено более 40 обысков по всей стране, есть первые задержанные. Всего же отрытие угловных дел грозит более, чем 300 персонам.
Что все это значит, зачем это нужно, кто виноват и что делать, а также что за этим всем должно последовать - разбирался NEWSONE.

Robots fight weeds in challenge to agrochemical giants

USAGov’s: 6 Things to Know Before You Start Paying Off Your Student Loans

Nothing says, “Welcome to adulthood” quite like getting your first student loan bill in the mail. Though this can be a stressful start to the process, there are many ways to manage your student loans. One important resource to get to know is The site offers many tips and resources for managing your college loans.
Four in ten adults under 30 in the U.S. have student loan debt. It’s important to know if your loans are public (from the U.S government) or from a private institution. USAGov can provide you with the information and resourcesneeded to manage a loan or resolve disputes, but having a plan is key. Here are six great tips from that can help you start the process of paying off your student loans:

Ukrainian Police expose nationwide soccer match-fixing network

California’s ‘Sanctuary’ Laws Aren’t Pro-Immigrant—and Local Leaders Are Pushing Back

Brazil Issues new Cybersecurity Regulation for Regulated Financial Institutions

Ukrainian President checked the readiness to use the American anti-tank missile complexes “Javelin”: Combat capabilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have grown significantly

President, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a working trip to the military training area and checked the readiness of the AFU to use the American anti-tank missile complexes “Javelin”.
“Finally this day has come! Today, on May 22, for the first time in Ukraine, the trial of Javelin anti-tank complexes of the third generation took place. I am convinced that today, combat capabilities of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, missile troops and artillery have grown significantly,” the President said.

Impeaching Trump: could a liberal fantasy become a nightmare?

U.S. Supreme Court upholds arbitration agreements barring class actions in employment context

Facebook threatened with removal from EU-US data pact

Trump wants more from EU to lift tariffs: EU trade chief

Ukrainian President signs law to simplify rules for car imports into Ukraine

Monday, May 21, 2018

Imposter Syndrome: The Mindset And Culture That Is Plaguing Lawyers

Does this sound familiar? Feeling that you’re not cut out for the work you’re doing or the work you want to be doing?

Rotten Roubles: Dirty Russian money is a threat to national security

South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act

The South Carolina Pregnancy Accommodations Act, found here, was signed into law on Friday, May 18, 2018. The Act amends the South Carolina Human Affairs Law. In passing the legislation, the General Assembly stated,
It is the intent of the General Assembly by this act to combat pregnancy discrimination, promote public health, and ensure full and equal participation for women in the labor force by requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations to employees for medical needs arising from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Current workplace laws are inadequate to protect pregnant women from being forced out or fired when they need a simple, reasonable accommodation in order to stay on the job. Many pregnant women are single mothers or the primary breadwinners for their families; if they lose their jobs then the whole family will suffer. This is not an outcome that families can afford in today’s difficult economy.

State pensions in Mexico

Ukrainian interest. Putin's tricks, tireless Volker and cold shower from Mingarelli


Rada committee approves anti-graft court bill for second reading

Abolition of moratorium on land sale extremely important for issue of loans to Ukraine – World Bank

Week's balance: EU decides to lend EUR 1 bln, Rada outlaws palm oil, Kyiv ups public transport fares

Ukraine has its own way to God and it is not through Moscow - President on giving the Tomos to the Ukrainian church

"Bykivnia - this land, this forest, where, for several years, the Soviets have been burying innocent people in the fraternal graves. This land is a silent witness of the Great Terror," President Poroshenko said during a speech at the ceremony commemorating the victims of political repressions.
Petro Poroshenko says that, according to historians, it is probably somewhere here, among the tens of thousands of victims, the body of Metropolitan Vasyl Lypkivsky rests. "I hope that somewhere in heaven, the lord’s soul, who put the issue of autocephaly on the agenda one hundred years ago, hears our prayers to God about giving the Tomos to an independent, autocephalous, Orthodox and, most importantly, Ukrainian church," he said.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Искуситель Путин снова предлагал Меркель свою трубу

Why U.K. Is Making Bank Bosses Pay for Mistake

U.S. sees strong shared interests with EU on Iran concerns