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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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BLP converts to LLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has become the latest UK firm to agree to convert to limited liability partnership (LLP) status. Following a partnership vote on 31 October, the firm has converted to LLP status, effective from today (1 December). Managing partner Neville Eisenberg said: “The conversion process has been very smooth.”

Holman annexes Hill Taylor Dickinson Dubai

Holman Fenwick & Willan is launching in Dubai with the takeover of shipping boutique Hill Taylor Dickinson’s Middle East office. The transfer sees Hill Taylor Dickinson’s three Dubai partners, Edward Newitt, Rula Dajani and Richard Jowett become partners of Holman Fenwick from February 2006. The establishment of a base in Dubai will be a major […]

Sound of the underground

Apparently a number of lawyers have jumped onto the increasingly popular trend for podcasting. In case you didn’t know, a podcast is an on-demand radio-type programme in the form of an MP3 audio file that is downloaded from the internet and then loaded onto an MP3 player. According to Eriq Gardner of Corporate Counsel magazine, […]

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Fulbright launches in Dubai and Riyadh

Houston-based Fulbright & Jaworski has become the latest firm to launch in the Middle East, making the move through affiliated offices in Dubai and Riyadh. The US firm has hired a group of six lawyers, including five from Bryan Cave’s Middle East practice, and established affiliations with Khalid Kadfoor Al-Mehairi of Al-Mehairi Legal Consultants in […]

White & Case and Entwistle end Royal Ahold dispute

White & Case and US litigation specialist Entwistle & Cappucci have negotiated a $1.1bn settlement bringing the dispute between Dutch food retailer Royal Ahold and its shareholders to an end.White & Case New York litigation partner Glenn Kurtz led Ahold’s defence of the securities class action. Founding partner of Entwistle & Capucci Andrew Entwistle was […]

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