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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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The Lawyer European Awards 2010: Shortlist

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, it’s no exaggeration to say that interest in The Lawyer European Awards 2010 has exploded. Distinct from The Lawyer’s long-established awards for UK firms, their European cousin celebrates the achievements of firms based on the Continent. On 23 September, Europe’s finest firms will gather in Berlin to […]

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Clarke Willmott chair succeeds CEO, who becomes senior partner

Clarke Willmott has appointed chairman Stephen Rosser as its chief executive following the 11-year tenure of David Sedgwick. Rosser was only made chairman at the national firm last December, but has taken over the CEO role after Sedgwick decided to stand down at the beginning of the new financial year. Rosser has set up a […]

Lewis Silkin outsources litigation to New Zealand

LEWIS Silkin has begun outsourcing sophisticated disputes work to litigation partners at a law firm in New Zealand. The top 100 firm has given high-level sports and employment work to Minter Ellison, the Australian-headquartered firm that is carrying out outsourced work for UK firms (The Lawyer, 17 May 2010). In what could be a first for the […]

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