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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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The Strachan review will result in proper Chinese walls between the FSA’s Enforcement Division and the Regulatory Decisions Committee. By Charles Flint QC

DWS loses group head to Simmons

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) has lost its 14th partner of the year with the departure of environment and safety specialist and departmental head Jacqui O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe will leave DWS at the end of the year to join Simmons & Simmons although it is thought she will be put on a period of gardening leave. Associate […]

Deals Comment

Ashurst had reason to celebrate after the Competition Commission cleared the way for National Express Group (NEG) to bid for the Thameslink/Great Northern (TGN) rail franchise.

The big boys get aggressive

At long last, the heavies have finally landed the debt finance partners they’ve been desperate for – and in both instances, they were former lateral movers. In Skadden‘s case, Mark Darley didn’t have too far to go to bag Clive Wells – just upstairs, in fact, to Allen & Overy‘s Canary Wharf office. Skadden is the […]

Simmons extends life of split capital investments

Simmons & Simmons has brought a new level of innovation into the organisation of split capital investment trusts with a new type of reconstruction. The firm advised longstanding client Jupiter on a ‘continuation’ reconstruction of its split capital investment trust Jupiter Dividend & Growth Trust, eschewing the more typical ‘rollover’ type of reorganisation. Split capital […]

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