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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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No consumer apathy in Which? case, say lawyers

The lack of consumers named in Which?’s landmark representative action is not due to consumer apathy, according to lawyers on the case. Clyde & Co is advising the consumer group on its action, which involves suing retailer JJB Sports on behalf of people who bought overpriced replica England and Manchester United FC football shirts between […]

Montagu revisits Links with £276m sell-off role

Linklaters has retained private equity client Montagu for a £276m deal that sees insurance intermediary Towergate acquire software broker Open International despite the departures of the firm’s key contact partners. Montagu has been a client of the magic circle firm since Linklaters advised HSBC on the sale of its 80 per cent interest in Montagu […]

Firm Profile: Lodders

Rod Bird, managing partner at Midlands firm Lodders, believes the location of the firm’s head office at Stratford-upon-Avon makes it the perfect base for corporate property and agricultural work. “We’re not very far from Birmingham, which is 22 miles up the road, and Coventry is just 19 miles away,” he says. “It’s quite a vibrant […]

CC fashion tweak

Tulkinghorn’s hacks were treated to an exclusive visit to one of London fashion week’s shows, courtesy of Clifford Chance. As well as getting a sneaky peak at next spring’s must-have fashion items on the catwalk, the team was treated to canapés and champagne at the members-only Kingsley Club and a presentation from stylist company Colour […]

Bingham advises Northern Rock creditors

Bingham McCutchen has secured a high-profile mandate advising the creditors of Northern Rock on protecting their interests throughout the bank’s crisis. Bingham’s team, which is led by restructuring partner Barry Russell, is advising a group of bondholders that hold the bank’s tier 2 debt. Russell is well placed to handle the job: in 2004 The […]

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