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Irina Paliashvili: "Do not put legal business under pressure"
Ukraine's legal services market is an incredibly intimate phenomenon among the former Soviet Union republics, retaining an appealing identity: with some exceptions, it has no place for foreigners, and it is dominated by motivated local legal firms. The biggest shock for the rapidly growing market was the financial crisis, which spread across Ukraine in 2008 and consequences of which are here even nowadays. As a result, the business development model had to be revised. Irina Paliashvili, President of the Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., explained in the interview to RAPSI that the legal atmosphere has drastically changed and it is time to talk about new reality.
The imperative of transparency as Boston Bombing probe takes a fatal turn
On May 22, the FBI Boston Division released a somewhat nebulous statement announcing that a “shooting incident involving an FBI special agent” had occurred early that same morning in Orlando. Without mentioning the names of any of those involved in the incident, the statement explained that during the course of an interview connected with the pending Boston Marathon bombing investigation, the interviewee had initiated a violent confrontation, adding that: “During the confrontation, the individual was killed and the agent sustained non-life threatening injuries.”
Head of Transparency International Huguette Labelle: No calls from Russia
Members of the G20 working group on the fight against corruption spent the 25th and 26th of February speaking in Moscow about measures aimed at combatting bribery, extortion, money laundering, and more. One such participant was Chair of the Board of Directors of Transparency International Huguette Labelle. In between G20 engagements, Labelle made time to speak with RAPSI about her visions of the future and Russia’s place within it.