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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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When Paul Drummond left Norton Rose to set up exclusive members’ club Quintessentially, his colleagues at the firm thought he was mad. But with clients such as Jennifer Lopez on his books, it proved well worth the risk. Hidden away at the end of one of Soho’s lesser-known lanes is Quintessentially. If that means nothing […]

Fishburns

UK 200 Position: 171= Turnove… Position: 160Firm: Fishburns Turnover: £11.1mRevenue per fee-earner: £147KRevenue per lawyer: £221KRevenue per partner: £789KTotal number of fee-earners: 75Total number of qualified partners: 50Total number of partners: 14Total number of female partners: 2Total number of staff: 115

Field Fisher Waterhouse

UK 200 Position: 40 Position: 32 Firm: Field Fisher Waterhouse Turnover: £88mProfit per equity partner: £750KEarnings per partner: £317KEquity spread: £300K-£1KKNet profit: £26mProfit margin: 30 per centRevenue per fee-earner: £203KRevenue per lawyer: £250KRevenue per partner: £765KRevenue per equity partner: £2.44mTotal number of fee-earners: 434Total number of qualified partners: 352Total number of partners: 115Total number of […]

Taylor Wessing loses Nixon Peabody US court fight

Taylor Wessing loses Nixon Peabody US court fight” />Nixon Peabody today won its case against Taylor Wessing France (TWF), paving the way for 13 French partners to join the US firm. As reported by The Lawyer on Monday (15 September), the two firms had agreed to seek summary judgment from the New York State Supreme […]

Taylor Wessing v Nixon Peabody judgment due

Taylor Wessing v Nixon Peabody judgment due” />Nixon Peabody and Taylor Wessing France (TWF) will this week learn the outcome of a court case resulting from botched merger talks between the firms. The two firms agreed to seek summary judgment from the New York State Supreme Court, with judge Justice Kenneth Fisher expected to deliver […]

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