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Vadim BlauStein: The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and the Beneficial Ownership Register

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As this directive directly relates to the areas of financial, corporate and trust services, we ask Vadim Blaustein, CEO of BlauStein Lawyers, to provide comments on this topic. Mr. Blaustein, your company has its headquarters in the Netherlands. Could you say that many things have changed in your business area after the 4th AML Directive came to force? Vadim Blaustein: The impact of the new Directive is not that big. In fact, the Netherlands were traditionally in the front lines of the fight against money laundering and had quite an exte... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein answers the most common questions you need to consider before buying artwork

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In this interview, Mr. Vadim Blaustein, partner at BlauStein Business Lawyers, a resident of Monaco and an experienced lawyer dealing with various kinds of transactions, answers the common questions that aspiring art collectors often ask when embarking on an art journey. How can you make sure the artwork is authentic? Vadim Blaustein: A Certificate of Authenticity created by the artist or expert help collectors prove the authenticity of a work of art as well as its quality. An authentic artwork is also usually accompanied by provenance an... Read More »

Vadim Blaustein and his view on why you should be interested in a prenuptial agreements

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Vadim, please clarify to us what are the benefits of prenuptial agreement. Vadim Blaustein: Prenuptial agreement is a way of securing your assets, a tool to availing legal and financial risks associated with a divorce and an additional guarantee that the marriage will not lead to unexpected legal and financial consequences in case of a divorce. Division of property and custody battles may lead to many unhappy years of court hearings about the division of property. That is why agreeing with the partner on the terms of the divorce prior to en... Read More »

Vadim BlauStein explains how Customs Union can work for the benefit of the Netherlands after Brexit

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Mr. Blaustein, what can you say about the current state of the customs situation in the EU? Vadim Blaustein: At this moment, 28 of the EU member states participate in the Customs Union - an agreement decades old, an instrument towards the liberalisation of trade in Europe, which subsequently became the cornerstone of the EU itself. Throughout its years of existence, it was gradually developing towards harmonisation of legislation, unification of tariffs and customs procedures in the participating states and designing of single trade policie... Read More »

MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL. MINI exhibits visionary living concept at the Salone del Mobile 2018

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Architecture encouraging participation. MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL extends the underlying themes of MINI LIVING (e.g. making creative use of a small living area) to include the principle of participation. I.e. people, their individual needs and ideas now play a more centre role. “Today’s standardised housing market is limited in its ability to meet the requirements of the individual,” says Oke Hauser, Creative Lead MINI LIVING, explaining the approach behind the installation. “So our MINI LIVING – BUILT BY ALL installation turns people into ... Read More »

Helping 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020

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That’s why we’re renewing our commitment to the EU Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, with a new pledge to help 1 million Europeans find a job or grow their business by 2020. This commitment goes beyond our previous pledge to help people develop digital skills to ensure that we support trainees as they put those skills to use in building careers and businesses. We’ve now trained 3 million Europeans, and more than 2 million people in Africa, in digital skills. This is our “Grow with Google” project, launched in 2015 and localized with expert ... Read More »

DHL plans new logistics hub at Vienna airport

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Starting in summer 2018, the DHL Campus Vienna Airport will be developed on premises measuring roughly 60,000 sqm in the Fischamend district. The facility will take on a key role as a freight hub for Eastern Europe in the future. By establishing a joint site for DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight, synergies between the different transport modes - land, air and ocean – are to be exploited even more effectively. “DHL Global Forwarding and DHL Freight are combining the individual strengths of their two networks at the new site in Fischamend,... Read More »

H&M Foundation invites you to split 1 million euro between five innovations reinventing the fashion industry and protecting the planet

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Cast your vote on any of the five winning innovations: Crop-A-Porter: Making sustainable bio-textiles by using left-overs from food crop harvests. Algae Apparel: Turning algae into bio-fiber and eco-friendly dye that is also good for the skin. Smart Stitch: A dissolvable thread that makes repairing and recycling a breeze. The Regenerator: Recirculating fashion into new textile fiber by separating cotton and polyester blends. Fungi Fashion: Custom-made clothes made from decomposable mushroom roots. The Global Change Award is desig... Read More »

Tele2 Netherlands deploys Nokia Cognitive Analytics real-time software to consistently deliver a superior customer experience

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Nokia Traffica software is part of the Nokia Cognitive Analytics portfolio. It is a real-time network analytics solution for monitoring and troubleshooting that provides deep insights into traffic, network conditions, locations, devices and subscriber activity. It enables service provider customer care and operations teams to better understand how subscribers are experiencing their services. Building upon Tele2 Netherlands' existing Traffica deployment, Nokia Traffica's geolocation capabilities provide a granular view of services issues down... Read More »

Audi, Italdesign and Airbus combine self-driving car and passenger drone

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The dominant interior feature is a 49-inch screen, while interaction between humans and the machine is performed by speech and face recognition, eye-tracking and a touch function. The ultra-light, two-seater passenger cabin can be attached either to a car module or to a flight module. Audi is supporting the project with know-how on battery technology and automation. “Creativity is needed where new mobility concepts for cities and people’s diverse needs are concerned. Italdesign is an incubator for innovative technologies and radical prototyp... Read More »

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