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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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Linklaters: friends and finance

Previous blogs: 03-July-2008, Simmons & Simmons: on the up 03-July-2008, Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table Clifford Chance will be breathing a sigh of relief after Linklaters failed to steal its crown as the world’s number one law firm in terms of turnover. Linklaters, however, is catching up and is now only £36m behind […]

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A&O’s £1bn revenues buoyed by strong growth overseas

Allen & Overy has seen revenue break the £1bn barrier for the first time with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 9.5 per cent to £1.12m. Allen & Overy (A&O) has seen revenue break the £1bn barrier for the first time with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising 9.5 per cent to £1.12m. […]

L&G rejigs property list after BLP scandal

Insurance giant Legal & General (L&G) has kicked off a full-scale review of its external adviser list, with the first stage focusing on its property panel. Current advisers on the property roster include Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), Clifford Chance, Eversheds and LG. The review comes after BLP partner Vinay Veneik, a key L&G relationship ­partner, […]

Lord Falconer joins Gibson Dunn

Former Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer is set to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, following in Lord Goldsmith’s footsteps by joining a US law firm. Falconer, who joins the firm’s London office, takes on the role of senior counsel within the firm’s dispute resolution team. The US firm’s managing partner, Ken Doran, said Falconer will support […]

CMS supports access to justice research

The CMS network is sponsoring an Oxford University study into access to civil justice in Europe. The programme is being led by former CMS Cameron McKenna partner Dr Chris Hodges, an expert on class actions and litigation funding systems in Europe and the US. CMS executive partner Robert Derry-Evans said: “Civil litigation is changing across […]

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