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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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Aussie govt uses Skadden on Telstra sale

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has scooped the role of international adviser to the Australian government on the sale of its remaining stake in telecommunications giant Telstra. The New York firm, which has a Sydney office, is to advise on all international aspects of the sale of the government’s remaining 51.8 per cent share, which is […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O) has been rocked by the shock resignation of finance partner Clive Wells. It was confirmed today (2 December) that Wells handed in his notice yesterday and will be joining Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Wells joined A&O alongside Andrew Bamber, Tim Polglase and Robin Harvey from Norton Rose in 2002. […]

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Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is launching its first London-based real estate capability following the hire of a team of lawyers from two of its key US competitors. Property finance star Nigel Heilpern is joining the New York-headquartered firm as a partner to lead the local real estate practice. He moves across from Paul […]

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