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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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NAB chooses McGrigor Donald as sole UK employment adviser

McGrigor Donald has been appointed sole mainland UK employment provider to banking giant National Australia Bank (NAB). The appointment comes after the bank, which owns a range of operations including Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank, decided earlier this year to reduce its employment panel from several firms to just two. Irish practice McCann Fitzgerald has […]

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Couderts hires for new media

New York firm Coudert Brothers has lured the managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis’ Silicon Valley operation to its Northern California offices to build its technology, internet and new media group. Jim Topinka is a corporate securities specialist with a practice focusing on representing emerging companies in technology, manufacturing, retail and financial services. He […]

Tonucci merges with Milan and Padua firms

Studio Legale Tonucci is cementing its position as one of the largest independent firms in Italy after completing two mergers with local firms. The firm has merged with Milan-based Barberi Cassese Rossetto Sala, which houses 20 lawyers, and has entered Padua through its link-up with Scarpa Scapolo Vasta. Tonucci, which now boasts 175 lawyers, is […]

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