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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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Linklaters’ Belgian alliance member De Bandt van Hecke & Legae and Luxembourg firm Loesch & Wolter have officially merged, first revealed by The Lawyer (31 May). The Luxembourg bar is discussing details of how the newly merged firm will operate within the country’s restrictive legal market

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Berrymans Lace Mawer is merging with insurance specialist Badhams Thompson.London-based Badhams is the second firm Berrymans has approached within amonth after announcing a merger with niche Newcastle firm Linsley &Mortimer (The Lawyer, 21 June). The merger is due to be announced in thenext few weeks.Both firms have been involved in talks since 1990. But following […]

In brief: Clintons

Clintons, the entertainment law firm, has taken on one of the founding partners of US law firm Costello & Joelson. Stephen Joelson, a specialist in international commercial litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy and insolvency, joins as a consultant.

The Taylor report

Sitting on Paul Taylor’s desk in Berrymans Lace Mawer’s office inSalisbury House is a confidential dossier containing his “four point plan”for transforming the firm into a national player.The masterplan documents are headed “current”, “previous” and “hybrid”.They reveal the changing fortunes of the firm and the future strategy ofclient-led expansion.The firm, created after the merger of […]

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