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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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Norton Rose transfers Aussie energy partner to Tokyo

Norton Rose has further strengthened its Australasian practice with the relocation of an energy, mining and projects partner from Brisbane to Tokyo. Michael Joyce advises on projects and M&A deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors. His primary role will be to manage the flow of transactions between Australia and Japan. A spokesperson for the […]

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Weil Gotshal builds up City banking practice with Linklaters hire

Weil Gotshal & Manges has raided Linklaters’ City office for the hire of banking partner Stephen Lucas. The UK- and US-qualified joined Linklaters from magic circle rival Clifford Chance in 2004 (1 March 2004). Lucas was part of the Linklaters team that in 2009 advised a consortium of banks led by Commerzbank and RBS on […]

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Andrew Woolfson, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain

What is the most unusual Christmas present that you have received from a colleague?  An ID and avatar set up for me on Second Life. Name: Andrew Woolfson Firm: Reynolds Porter Chamberlain Position: Director of knowledge management and capability Lives: Bedfordshire What time do you start work each day?     Usually before I arrive in the office.  What’s […]

Macfarlanes bolsters finance team with Clifford Chance hire

Macfarlanes has scooped a Clifford Chance structured finance partner as it looks to bolsters its debt capital markets and acquisition finance offering. Rachel Kelly, who joins the firm on Monday, has been a partner at Clifford Chance for 14 years, playing a key role in developing the magic circle firm’s structured finance and debt capital […]

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Halliwells buyout helps Gateley post 19 per cent turnover rise

Gateley has posted an 18.7 per cent increase in turnover for the 2010-11 financial year and made up two new partners in its annual round of promotions. The firm’s turnover for the 2010-11 financial year was £58.9m, up from £49.6m in 2009-10. Real estate lawyers Colin Gittus and Andrew Mellor have been promoted to partner. […]

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