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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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Plus equals good business for firms as recession takes its toll on AIM

As the fortunes of AIM decline, mid-sized firms have been taking advantage of buoyancy in the Plus market to boost their corporate coffers. Kit Chellel reports When Hammonds sent out flyers recently offering to help companies delist from AIM for a bargain £5,000, it seemed like another nail was being hammered into the coffin of […]

Amber Melville-Brown

What was your first-ever job? A bicycle-riding guide around a Kentish holiday camp. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Being locked in a police cell with an irate client arrested for an assault. I’ve had better days – as, I suspect, had he. Where’s the best place to go if you want to […]

Lovells promotes 19 to partnership

Lovells has promoted 19 to its partnership, pushing the firm’s total tally of partners up to 365 across its international network. The promotions are spread across the firm’s international network with Continental Europe gaining 10 partners, with one being made up in Asia and two gaining partnership in the US. Meanwhile, the firm’s London office […]

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Hausfeld to appeal class action decision

Hausfeld is to appeal a High Court decision that effectively spelt the end for US-style class actions in English and Welsh courts (see blog ). Anthony Maton Hausfeld partner Anthony Maton met with the claimants, cut flower importers Emerald Supplies and Southern Glass House Produce, this morning to discuss the possibility of an appeal. The […]

Insurance: Home guard

Can we expect a rash of major directors’ and officers’ claims to hit the UK? asks John Turnbull One could be forgiven in the current climate for ­adopting Private Frazer’s helpful advice in Dad’s Army: “We’re all doomed, I say. Doomed.” Given some predictions concerning directors’ and officers’ (D&O) claims, one could expect D&O insurers […]

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