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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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A&O launches online service with Cygnifi

Allen & Overy has hooked up with JP Morgan spin-off Cygnifi to provide an online legal risk management service. The firm’s involvement is part of an ongoing relationship with JP Morgan. New York-based Cygnifi was established in February when a team left JP Morgan to set up the venture. JP Morgan is an investor in […]

BT shake-up forces redundancies

British Telecom’s (BT) in-house team is facing possible redundancies as part of the business-wide restructuring announced earlier this month. The 250-strong central legal group will be split into a series of different departments, based on lines of business as opposed to legal specialities. The majority of the staff will have to reapply for their jobs […]

the Leader column

One of the great delights of life as a legal journalist (and oh, they are manifold) is listening to law firm strategy. The best giggle is listening to the US firms opening in London whose entire strategy is to hire 300 lawyers. The next best is to hear law firms talk about corporate management as […]

DLA scoops NTL patent case

DLA has been appointed to act on a forthcoming patent litigation case by telecoms giant NTL. The case is at a sensitive stage so NTL was unable to disclose details. It is the first time that NTL has instructed the firm to work on a major piece of patent litigation, although DLA has done a […]

BOOK REVIEW

Business and the Human Rights Act 1998, by Michael Smyth, published by Jordans (ISBN 085308565) Think Human Rights Act 1998 and by now most of us are probably ready to emit a quiet groan. But for all the recent debate about the implementation of the act and, above all, the impact it will have in […]

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