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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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Monckton wins Hailsham EU law specialist

Monckton Chambers has picked up a new tenant from Hailsham Chambers. Monckton Chambers has picked up a new tenant from Hailsham Chambers. EU law specialist Philip Moser joins the set in February. His move follows the recent nomination of Hailsham’s Eleanor Sharpston QC as the new UK Advocate-General at the European Court of Justice. Moser […]

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Shearman & Sterling is helping Boston Scientific pile the pressure on Johnson & Johnson’s troubled bid for Guidant. Boston Scientific announced on 5 December 2005 that it is offering $72 (£41) of cash and stock per Guidant share – an offer totalling $25bn (£14.2bn), which is around $3bn (£1.7bn) higher than the value of Johnson […]

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In an effort to tempt foreign companies to the US market, the SEC is proposing to liberalise deregistration. By Alan Bannister

Faegre advises on Sarbanes-Oxley guidelines

The French data protection watchdog has issued guidelines designed to help companies comply with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, with Faegre & Benson assisting with the project. The Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) issued the advice in December 2005 after extensive consultation. The guidelines formalise French companies’ whistleblowing obligations under data protection law, and also institute […]

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