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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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Slaughters undergoes changes at the top

Slaughter and May head of tax Steve Edge has stood down and will be replaced by Tony Beare. Head of finance Richard Slater also intends to stand down, and head of corporate Nigel Boardman recently announced that he would give up his position because “eight years of counting paperclips is enough”. Slaughters’ annual appointments to […]

Latham revenues rocket as market returns to health

Latham & Watkins has smashed the billion dollar mark after reporting a searing 14 per cent increase in gross revenue for 2003. The firm has recorded $1.032bn worth of fees in the last calendar year on $906m in the previous 12 months while average profits per partner jumped 12 per cent to $1.273m compared to […]

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Liverpool set 7 Harrington Street and St Johns Buildings in Manchester are establishing an association to allow their silks to be members of both sets. St Johns and 7 Harrington have three and seven silks respectively, but the unique partnership will bring together a total of more than 160 barristers specialising in criminal, family, civil […]

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