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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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Committing to making lawyers better people

Lawyers today have to wear many hats. It goes without saying that they need to be first-class legal practitioners, but they also need to be equally adept corporate advisers, people managers, marketing supremos, business developers… the list goes on. To be proficient in a chosen legal discipline is no longer enough and that is why […]

Norton Rose misses out on Singapore deadline

The deadline for Singapore joint venture licences closed over the weekend with Norton Rose opting out of the party due to its former alliance partner choosing Lovells. Nine UK and US law firms are chasing the five licences available. They are Linklaters & Alliance, Baker & McKenzie, Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy, Freshfields, Lovells, White […]

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Converging on Brussels

The new economy has created a whole set of competition problems, and the European Commission is struggling to keep up. Dearbail Jordan reports on how competition lawyers are coping with convergence When the European Commission began policing mergers more than a decade ago, the concept of a new technology conglomerate was merely a twinkle in […]

CC hires Simmons HK litigation head

Simmons & Simmons is losing its Hong Kong head of litigation to Clifford Chance. Jonathon Crook, who specialises in general commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency and regulatory disputes, is joining the firm’s insolvency and restructuring practice. He has acted for clients including the Securities and Futures Commission, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, the BSC […]

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