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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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Garrigues surpasses e250m revenue barrier

Garrigues is set to become the first Spanish firm to break the e250m (£170.14m) barrier, predicting a revenue growth of around 15 per cent this year. A 15 per cent revenue increase would put the firm at e256m (£174.23m), a rise of e33m (£22.46m). The firm also grew by 15 per cent last year to […]

ILaw snares Irwin Mitchell litigation head

New IP boutique iLaw has made its first lateral lawyer hire, raiding Irwin Mitchell for commercial litigation head Amina Somers. Technology dispute specialist Somers, who joins as a senior consultant, brings the number of lawyers at the firm to four. She will work with litigation partner Mark Culbert. iLaw has lured Somers with its innovative […]

Wachtell joins action on ABN Amro sell-off

New York M&A behemoth Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz is the latest firm to profit from the approved £45.5bn merger between Barclays and ABN Amro. Wachtell is representing Bank of America in its $21bn (£10.55bn) purchase of ABN Amro’s US operations, LaSalle. The operations are to be spun-off as part of ABN Amro’s merger agreement […]

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