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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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Watson Farley takes a team of four from Holman Fenwick in Hong Kong

Watson Farley & Williams has hired a team of four lawyers from Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) in Hong Kong to strengthen its dispute resolution and projects practice. The team joining Watson Farley consists of partner Richard Wilmot and associates Andrew Carpenter, Josephine Chan and Noelle Doo. Wilmot has been a partner at HFW in Hong […]

European moves: 6 December 2012

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Stibbe has named four lawyers as partner in its annual promotion round. Employment lawyer Jérôme Aubertin is made up in Brussels, while Amsterdam gains three new partners. ICT lawyer Judica Krikke, corporate specialist Eva Das and litigator Matthijs Kuipers have […]

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Euro 2012 was a boost for troubled Ukraine but its benefits are unlikely to be felt in the longer term. However, prospects are emerging elsewhere In brief Ukraine benefited from the 2012 European football championships held jointly with Poland this summer. But now the teams have gone home, what opportunities remain for a country that […]

Insider trading plans in spotlight again

The spotlight is shining once again on the use (and possible abuse) of Rule 10b5-1 trading plans by corporate executives. A recent front page article in the Wall Street Journal entitled ‘Executives’ Good Luck in Trading Own Stock’ reported that, based on the review of thousands of trades by corporate insiders, many executives appear to […]

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