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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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Nabarro Nathanson (John Cumpson) acted for Land Securities on the sale of shopping centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England to an undisclosed client of Reit Asset Management for approximately £250m. Land Securities also used Elliott Duffy Garrett, Dundas & Wilson, Lawrence Graham and Simmons & Simmons. Reit was advised by Kanter Jules (Simon Kanter), […]

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Jonathan Lamb, ex-legal adviser at Shire Pharma-ceuticals Group, has left the company to join specialist pharmaceutical company Amarin Corporation as its first general counsel and company secretary Lamb joined the corporation after two years of service at Shire, where he played an active role in the company’s merger with Canadian company BioChem Pharma in 2001.“It’s […]

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Despite a short life, Moorcrofts has certainly made its presence felt February 2002 saw the completion of Salter Group’s £18m management buyout from its US-based parent Weigh-Tronix. Two-year-old Marlow firm Moorcrofts acted for Salter’s management on the equity documents, beating leading City firms to the deal.Salter chief executive officer Roger Evans says: “We wanted a […]

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