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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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Firm foundations

Jersey’s new law relating to the creation of foundations as an alternative to trusts confers many benefits on clients more familiar with operating under civil law. By Alex Ruffel and Phil Howarth Jersey has a new foundation law that was recently approved by the States and came into force on ­Friday 17 July. Potentially this […]

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Neuberger LJ to be Master of the Rolls

Lord David Neuberger has been appointed as the 95th Master of the Rolls (MR), to take over from incumbent Anthony Clarke who joins the Supreme Court in October. As revealed by The Lawyer (13 July 2009) Lord Neuberger had been tipped by barristers and senior clerks for the job and his appointment caps a swift […]

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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) spent in the region of £10m on its international expansion during the 2008-09 financial year, The Lawyer can reveal, but top earners have been unaffected by the resultant drop in profitability. BLP launched in Moscow and Abu Dhabi in January, breaking with a previous international strategy of non-exclusive networks of referral firms. The […]

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Between winding down Sellafield and overseeing a £70bn nuclear waste clean-up, the interim legal head of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Roger Clayson has his hands full. Corinne McPartland reports Roger Clayson ”Learning to work for a governmental organisation has been one of the biggest challenges for me,” says the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA) interim head of […]

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