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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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Simmons & Simmons has become the second firm to benefit from the closure of Nixon Peabody’s Paris office, picking up private equity partner Noro-Lanto Ravisy. Ravisy’s hire follows last week’s news that Nixon Peabody public law specialist Olivier de Chazeaux was joining Stephenson Harwood (13 February 2013). The US firm announced in December that it […]

Supreme Court decision: powers of attorneys submitted to banks

In a recent and unusual Supreme Court decision, it was held that where several powers of attorneys (giving authority to different individuals) are submitted to a bank at different times, the last power of attorney submitted to the bank would automatically revoke all previous powers of attorneys regardless of whether or not the bank was […]

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In this briefing, the claimant is a money exchange company and the defendant an insurance company. The claimant signed an insurance policy with the defendant to cover any loss resulting solely and directly from dishonest or fraudulent acts by employees. The Branch Manager received a request from an unlisted client (“Branch Manager”), for a bankers […]

Firms ponder third-party funding for WIP

Third-party litigation funders stand by to fill the gap on case running costs As the implementation of the Jackson reforms moves closer, some firms are considering how best to make use of the contingency fee model, or damages-based agreements (DBAs), as they are to be known in the UK. The new model is intended to […]

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39 Essex Street’s reassuring price tag

The stream of defections from 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square to 39 Essex Street continues today, with news of former head of chambers Richard Spearman QC’s move. Spearman’s departure follows that of 24 other 4-5 Gray’s Inn barristers, who left the set to join 39 Essex Street in December. The exodus made 39 Essex Street London’s […]

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