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HighQ launches AI survey, aiming to sift through the hype

When it comes to artificial intelligence in the legal industry, the number of platform options are soaring with almost 70 companies focused on creating AI-enabled legal technology solutions, according to a LawGeex report. It’s also clear that firms and other businesses will want to evaluate and invest in multiple AI platforms to solve different problems, […]

Angola: The Mining Law Review

By João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana Angola is one of the greatest diamond producers in the world and has extensive reserves of valuable natural resources, notably diamonds, gold, iron ore, phosphates, copper, manganese, and many other mineral resources. Unfortunately, the civil war (1975–2002) had a tremendous impact on the mining industry, which was basically put […]

Benefits and perils of permanent health schemes in employment contracts

In the recent case of Awan v. ICTS UK Ltd [2018] 11WLUK 385 (Simler J, President) the EAT confirmed and strengthened previous decisions (Aspden v. Webbs Poultry [1996] IRLR 251, Briscoe v. Lubrizol Ltd[2002] IRLR 607, amongst others) To the effect that a term will be implied into contracts of employment that “once the employee has become entitled to […]

Canadian securities regulators concern on problematic promotional activities by issuers

By Brett A. Kagetsu, Denis G. Silva A recent announcement by Canadian securities regulators demonstrates their growing concern with biased promotional materials, and highlights the risks to issuers when engaging with prospective investors. The regulators state that they are seeing promotional activities by issuers that are either untrue or unbalanced to such a degree that […]

Imprisonment fears allayed for arbitrators and experts involved in UAE-Seated arbitrations

By Courtney Rothery, Robyn Waller Imprisonment fears have been allayed for arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations following the latest amendments to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code. THE PREVIOUS WORDING OF ARTICLE 257 OF THE UAE PENAL CODE In October 2016 arbitrators and party-appointed experts involved in UAE-seated arbitrations (who may or may not […]

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Finers in talks with Stephens Innocent THE NEWS that Finers was in talks with the media specialist firm came as a surprise to Rakisons, which believed it was in merger talks with Stephens Innocent. Finers had been helping to broker the deal between the two sides, but it seems that the vicar quite fancied the […]

A VIEW FROM AMSTERDAM

There is no doubt that the hottest topic of conversation in Amsterdam at the moment among the major commercial Dutch firms is the turmoil being caused by UK law firms. Their entry into the market has caused the splits of the largest firms here, with Loeff Claeys Verbeke going in part to Allen & Overy […]

CMS Strommer first foreign firm to open Belgrade office

CMS Strommer Reich-Rohrwig Karasek Hainz is opening an office in the Serbian capital Belgrade, its second new office this year. The Austrian-based firm claims to be the first foreign practice to open in the war-torn region. The office will be headed by dual-qualified partner Radivoje Petrikic, an international transaction specialist. Earlier this year CMS Strommer, […]

Wragges hires Carlton's head of legal

Wragge & Co has hired Carlton Television’s head of compliance and legal affairs. Simon Westrop joins the firm after working in-house at the broadcasting company for five years. Westrop, who will retain Carlton as a client, believes the move will enable him to expand his personal practice. “What you find in-house is that you can […]

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