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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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Wilmer Cutler and Hale and Dorr fight it out for control of European operation

The European offices of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering and Hale and Dorr are facing a power struggle for dominance in the newly merged firm. As revealed on www.thelawyer.com (20 April), Wilmer Cutler and Hale and Dorr announced a merger last week, which is due to be completed by 31 May, after starting talks in July […]

Outsource force

Outsourcing has for many years been a mainstay of the Irish economy. Now it’s taken the next step into business process outsourcing. By Michael Barr

Long-running blokes

It was all go on Sunday 18 April when 32,101 runners lined up in and around Greenwich Park for the start of the London Marathon. The huge crowd was made up of people of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life. And lawyers. Secreted anonymously among the throng, cannily disguised as runners, were dozens […]

McCann corners Ireland’s asset-covered bonds market

McCann FitzGerald has carved out a niche for itself in the Irish finance market, so far winning all mandates to advise on the country’s new asset-covered bonds. The firm got in on the act early when partner Roy Parker worked with the Irish Bankers Association to help draft the 2001 legislation that covers the securities, […]

Cleary Gottlieb finally bags A&O Italian rainmaker

High profile Allen & Overy (A&O) Italian senior partner Roberto Casati has at long last confirmed his long-awaited departure to Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton’s Milan office. As first revealed by The Lawyer on January 12, Casati, who is believed to be taking two or three assistants with him, has been in discussions with Cleary […]

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