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By Darran Brennan The World Economic Forum has defined Artificial Intelligence (AI) as an element of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) and something which will change our world and workplaces. This is similar to the changes envisaged during the previous industrial revolutions (let’s not forget the fears of the Luddites) but what is different now […]

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In the second half of 2015 Vodafone began to review the workflow of its property legal team. The impetus behind the move was to get away from the in-house team’s immersion in every part of the property process, allied to a requirement across the business for greater efficiency, visibility of risk and digitisation. The Vodafone […]

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Malta’s influence belies its size as EU membership has helped the island extend its expertise in a number of sectors. Joanne Harris looks at how the exclusively indigenous legal profession is reaping the rewards Small jurisdictions have always prided themselves on being innovative and flexible, and the Mediterranean islands that comprise Malta are no exception. […]

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Broseta has two beginnings. It was founded in 1975 by celebrated Spanish law professor and politician Manuel Broseta. He was assassinated by Basque independence group Eta (Euskadi Ta Askatasuna) in 1992. Three years later Broseta’s son Manuel junior left the Madrid office of Spanish leader Uría ­Menéndez to restart the firm. In the interim the […]

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